Thursday, 23 January 2014

Invasion!: 'New Recruits'

NAME
Invasion!: 'New Recruits'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 35

DATELINE
22 Oct 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Two factions of new Resistance recruits give Savage a dilemma.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Volgans have taken Fort William.

BILL SAVAGE
He organises a fight between the leaders of the oil workers and the lumberjacks to bring an end to their rivalry. He tips off the Volgans of the fight's location. When they are caught, he leads an attempt to rescue them which cements the two factions together as one.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SILK
Savage volunteers him to referee a fight between the leaders of the oil workers and the woodmen. He escapes into the mist when

DEATHS
At least nine. Three die in hangings. Savage, the oilman and the woodman all kill two Volgans each.

BEST LINES
Savage: "Cor - I'm so 'ungry I could eat a cart horse between two baker's vans!"

WORST LINES
Silk: "Their axes held our weight. We're in the fort! Now let's find out where the prisoners are..."

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
So Savage betrays his countrymen to teach them a lesson, but it's all well that ends well. This is ridiculous. What if the Volgans had executed the brawlers immediately? Why isn't Silk more angry that he could have caught or killed?

Too Hot To Handle, It's Inferno, Next Week