Friday, 7 February 2014

Invasion!: Deadlier Than The Male

NAME
Invasion!: Deadlier Than The Male

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 46

DATELINE
7 Jan 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage gets a surprising guardian angel in Rosa Volgaska.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Volgan forces use Scout cars. Monitor cameras allow recording of footage, two-way communication and can be fitted to explode remotely.

BILL SAVAGE
He distributes the money from the bank raid to members of the Resistance and heads with Silk, Nessie and Prince John to Solway Firth. They are pursued by Volgans and Savage jacknifes their truck, knocking the Volgan vehicles off the road. They continue the chase and Savage leads them across the Solway Firth where they are hit by a tidal wave.

OTHER CHARACTERS
COLONEL ROSA VOLGASKA
Her rank has been reinstated and she has been put in command of a group of security captains. She instructs them to carry monitor cameras. She remotely destroys a Volgan sniper team because they attempt to kill Savage in a manner that conflicts with her plan.

DEATHS
Nine. The Solway Firth killer tide presumably drowns four Volgans, while Rosa kills five members of a Volgan sniper team.

BEST LINES
Rosa: "Rosa is back in business and brought with her a perfect plan to trap those scum at last!"


WORST LINES
Rosa: "I'm watxhing you poor fool. Both Savage and I know something you do not...that Solway has a secret!"

CATCHPHRASES
"Mother Volga" is evidently a Volgan exclamation. Drowning Volgans scream an "Aieeeeeeeeeee!", while exploding Volgans go for "Yaieeeeeeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Savage distributes the money from the bank raid in 'The Return Of Rosa'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: J. Clough
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
This is intriguing, but, Jacknife aside, Rosa is definitely the star of the show here.

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