Friday, 14 February 2014

Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 4

NAME
Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 50

DATELINE
4 Feb 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Extreme Edition 3 & Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage delivers Prince John into the hands of the Volgans.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Royal Hover-Yacht is called Britannia.

BILL SAVAGE
He accompanies Prince John to the rendezvous with Britannia, only to discover it is a Volgan trap. Prince John orders him overboard and he returns to the American ship to find 'Georgia' has killed the crew.


OTHER CHARACTERS
PRINCE JOHN
He makes the rendezvous only to discover it is Colonel Rosa Volgaska picking him up. He overpowers a Volgan guard, steals his gun and orders Savage back to the US ship. His gun is empty.

'GEORGIA'
After delivering the prince to a mock-up of the Royal Yacht, he kills the crew of the US ship and upon Savage's return admits to being a Volgan Intelligence Agent.

COLONEL ROSA VOLGASKA
She has had a mock-up of the Royal hover-yacht Britannia built and taken it to the rendezvous point to pick up Prince John.

BIG NESSIE McNAIRN
Rosa Volgaska has brought her to the rendezvous in chains.

DEATHS
At least seven. Georgi kills the crew of the US ship.

BEST LINES
Savage: "Rosa Volgaska! But how...Why?"
Rosa: "Oh. It was simple enough to fit out a British hovership to look like Britannia...and you are a hard man to catch, Savage - I had to make you think you were safe before springing my trap!"

WORST LINES
Savage (while diving): "Can't argue - I'm more use to him alive - I taught that lad well!"

It's not what he says, it's when and where he says it.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Surely, for King Charles III to be on the throne, Prince John's grandmother would have to be dead or have abdicated.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Rosa's trap is impressive and Savage fighting Georgi surrounded by corpses is a very stark image, but mostly this feels as though it is simply putting off the inevitable.

Invasion Reaches Stunning Climax - Next Prog!