Thursday, 30 January 2014

Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 4

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 40

DATELINE
26 Nov 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage gets Prince John to a failed rendezvous.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(This part takes place weeks after Part 2)

Storm Bay is on the west coast of Scotland. The Royal Navy uses Seawolf class destroyers.

The Volgan airforce uses Vulture high altitude spy planes. It has a crew of eleven and is armed with Cyclops missiles, which are equipped with televisual control.

BILL SAVAGE
He gets Prince John to the rendezvous with the Royal Navy, but when the Seawolf Destroyer is attacked by a Volgan Vulture spy plane. He kills all eleven of the plane's ejecting crew.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PRINCE JOHN
Before the Volgan invasion he did a course in the RAF.

DEATHS
More than eleven. Savage kills all eleven of the ejecting Vulture crew, but it's not clear if any of the Seawolf Destroyer's crew lose their lives.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Savage: "Blow me - another Volg! An' me pump gun's outta ammo - still - this Volg pistol is good enough for killing Volgs!"

CATCHPHRASES
"Dasga" is presumably a bit of Volgan lingo, while a dying Volgan chalks up another "Aieeeeeee!".

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Mike Dorey
Letters: Bill Nuttall

REVIEW
This is nothing special and Savage's sudden dislike of initials is overwrought. Savage shooting the last Volgan airmn through the forehead is great, but loses it's impact after the first ten.

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