Thursday, 13 February 2014

Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 3

NAME
Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 49

DATELINE
28 Jan 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3 and Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
After Savage loses his gun and his friend, he finds himself all at sea.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Silk.

INFORMATION
The Volgan for goodbye is "Dosvada"

BILL SAVAGE
He hears a Volgan speaking aboard ship and confronts him, getting his shotgun destroyed in the process.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PETER SILK
Prince John says he is Savage's best friend. He climbs the ship's mast and discovers that 'Georgia' is a Volgan agent, but Georgi throws him off and he falls to his death. He is given a burial at sea.

PRINCE JOHN
He is present at Silk's burial.

SERGEANT GEORGI
He throws Silk off the mast and to his death. He later insists on given him a burial at sea.

DEATHS
One. Silk is killed falling from the mast.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Silk: "For heaven's sake relax, Savage - we're safe at sea!"

Why?

CATCHPHRASES
We hear "Dosvada" twice. "Smerska Grodnavia" is evidently a Volgan phrase indicating surprise.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Silk's death comes as a surprise, but as he has been a largely passive character throughout it doesn't necessarily have the poignancy intended.

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