Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 2

NAME
Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 48

DATELINE
21 Jan 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3 & Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage manages to get Prince John aboard ship, but Rosa's trap begins to tighten.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
None.

BILL SAVAGE
He accompanies Silk, Prince John and 'Georgia' to the latter's ship and out into international waters.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PRINCE JOHN
Savage, Silk and 'Georgia' accompany him to the latter's ship and out into international waters.

BIG NESSIE McNAIRN
She attacks two Volgans, but one of them stabs her in the right arm with a throwing knife. She stays behind so as to not delay Prince John's departure. She returns to the Cavern Club to find a Volgan trap and Rosa Volgaska waiting for her.

SERGEANT GEORGI
Still posing as Georgia he throws two Volgan sailors overboard. He escorts Savage, Silk and Prince John to his ship and out into international waters. He can bend heavy metal deck hook with ease.

COLONEL ROSA VOLGASKA
She and her men kill everyone at the Cavern Club and she herself knocks Nessie unconscious.

DEATHS
At least six. The Cavern Club contains at least six bodies. The presumably unconscious pair of Volgans may well drown.

BEST LINES
Volgan: "What are you doing out at sea?"
Savage: "Lookin' for mermaids ain't we!"

WORST LINES
Prince John (as 'Georgia' throws a Volgan sailor overboard): "I say - look at that! I'm just glad you're on our side, Mr Georgia!"
'Georgia': "Well ah sure enjoy bein' on your side, Prince!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Savage mentions being up against V-Boats before in Bluebird.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The relationship between Rosa Volgaska and Georgia is similar to that of Rosa Klebb and Red Grant, particularly in the 1963 film version of the 1957 novel, From Russia With Love.

MISTAKES
Has Rosa killed The Beatles?

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
With Nessie in custody this ups the stakes, but everything with Georgi disappoints and the cliffhanger is very awful.

Next Prog - "Death Of A Friend"!