Friday, 31 January 2014

Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 5

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 41

DATELINE
3 Dec 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Prince John takes Savage and Silk to Balmoral.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Volgans have seized Balmoral.

BILL SAVAGE
He loads his gun with a black shell and puts a pair of stag's antler into the end of his gun. When he fires the antlers shoot out like a spear and kills the huntsmen collaborator who lead the Volgans to them.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SILK
When Savage killed the huntsmen collaborator, Silk grabbed his gun and shot his Volgan acquaintance.

PRINCE JOHN
He knows his way around the Balmoral estate and leads Savage and Silk to a cave behind a waterfall that he had visited as a child. He was last at Balmoral a year ago with his father and family on their annual holiday.

DEATHS
Savage kills three Volgans.

BEST LINES
Savage: ""We'll take you lot as trophies too!"

WORST LINES
Volgan: "A good day's killing - but our collaborator friend has found something"

CATCHPHRASES
Another dying Volgan, another "Aieeeeeeee!". "Nie" is presumably Volgan for no.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Savage has already been to one of the Royal residences in Invasion!: 'Sandringham'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The Volgan Worst Line (see above) has no full stop.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
'The Prince' proves so far not to be a story per se, but a new format that sees Savage and Silk as bodyguards and it's good to see Prince John getting a bit more character. Even with this new format, this strip still relies on luck, with the fortunate discovery of the shotgun shells and the stag skull between panels are odd.

Next Prog: - Savage And A Circus And An Old Friend!