Friday, 10 January 2014

Invasion!: 'Dirty Jocks', Part 4

NAME
Invasion!: 'Dirty Jocks', Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 30

DATELINE
17 Sep 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Invasion!.

SYNOPSIS
The inhabitants of the Gorbals Ghetto fight to escape to the Highlands.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Volgans use Jumpjets.

BILL SAVAGE
Whilst trying to get his men safely to the Highlands, they are attacked by a Volgan Jumpjet. Savage realises it is after him in particular and lures it onto some electric wires killing the pilots. He and Silk head for the Highlands.

OTHER CHARACTERS
THE SOLDIER AND THE POLICEMAN
The are shot by the Volgans and remain behind to hold them off so that Savage and the rest of the Resistance can escape through the pass to the Highlands. The Policeman is killed and the soldier surrounded. He uses a grenade to kill the most of the Volgans and killed in the explosion.

DEATHS
Dozens. A Volgan Jumpjet mows down half of Savage's men. Both pilot and co-pilot of the Jumpjet are later electrocuted. The soldier and the policeman are shot dead by the Volgans, but the soldier successfully takes out a trio of Volgans with a grenade

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
The soldier: "Here's ma parting gift to ya, Volgs - your own deaths!"

Arguably, the best line as well.

CATCHPHRASES
A dying Scot screams an "Aieee!", an electrocuted Volgan pilot spells it both "Aiee" and "Aieeeeeeee!" and a surprised Volgan goes by "Aieee" again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Disappointing. Half the men are killed in the Jumpjet attack, but we barely see anything. The other half are represented by Savage, Silk, the still unnamed soldier and the policemen (remember them?) as well as a man with moustache and flat cap. Another supreme sacrifice allows Savage and Silk to escape the Volgans, but we don't see anyone else. Not even flat-capped 'tache man. Thus robbing the noble sentiment of the sacrifice of any real worth.

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