Thursday, 16 January 2014

Invasion!: 'Volgess', Part 2

NAME
Invasion!: 'Volgess', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 33

DATELINE
8 Oct 77

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage wants to see Nessie and Volgaska takes him to Loch Ness to make this possible.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Nessie McHairn.

INFORMATION
Volgan Propaganda Television crews can broadcast live.

BILL SAVAGE
Volgaska administered half the normal dose of Volgan Mountain Poison and Savage is calling for Nessie. Volgaska has a propaganda team broadcast television footage of him apparently mad. She has him driven to Loch Ness to humiliate him further. When there he snaps out of it as soon as hew sees Big Nessie McHairn who throws him a shotgun. Savage insists that the Volgan propaganda television crew film McHairn and Volgaska wrestling. Savage shoots Volgaska's finger off when she tries to used a poisoned ring on McHairn.

OTHER CHARACTERS
COLONEL ROSA VOLGASKA
She orders a propaganda film Savage's drugged ramblings and then takes him to Loch Ness. Savage insists that she wrestle Big Nessie McHairn. She wears a spiked poisoned ring, but when she tries to use it on McHairn, Savage shoots her finger off.

BIG NESSIE McHAIRN
Lorry driver and wrestler before the invasion. Friend of Savage. At his suggestion McHairn wrestles Volgaska on television. McHairns wins.

DEATHS
One. Savage kills a Volgan.

BEST LINES
Savage: "Y'see I can't hit a woman meself, but Nessie 'ere is an expert at it. Right seconds away and let's see a good dirty fight!"

WORST LINES
Volgan: "Ha, ha, what propaganda pictures this will make!"

CATCHPHRASES
A dying Volgan screams "Aaiieeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Loch Ness also appeared in http://dreddalert.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/flesh-book-two-part-14.html.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is brilliant. Reading Part 1, it would be impossible to predict where this story would go. It would be difficult for Volgaska's fall from grace to be more humiliating. The girl on girl action is very well choreographed and Big Nessie is another great characterisation. However it does beg the question, on page 1 how did "Nessie" spouting Savage know that Volgaska would put him on the telly?

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