Invasion!: 'Escape From Liverpool', Part 5
2000 A.D. Prog 51
11 Feb 78
Extreme Edition 3 & Invasion!
FIRSTS & LASTS
Last Invasion! in 2000 A.D., last appearance of Nessie, Rosa and Prince John.
As a result of Volgans killing American servicemen, the USA mobilises to free occupied Britain.
He fights Georgi and fires him off the US Freighter with a distress rocket launcher. He returns to the 'Britannia' to take the fight to the Volgans. After killing the Volgan crew of 'Britannia', he steers the ship into the St. Lawrence Estuary. He plans to return with the Americans to free Britain. He can pilot a hover-yacht.
Rosa shoots at him, but Nessie saves him. The prince helps Savage load ammunition to kill Volgan sailors.
BIG NESSIE McNAIRN
After Rosa shoots at Prince John, she wraps her chains around the Colonel and jumps overboard. Presumably they both drown.
COLONEL ROSA VOLGASKA
She shoots at Prince John and riles Nessie who wraps her chains around Rosa and jumps overboard. Presumably they both drown.
He beats Savage thoroughly. Savage fires him off the ship with a distress rocket launcher killing him. Rosa has his body hauled out of the water assuming it to be Savage's.
Eight. Savage kills Georgi and another five Volgans. Presumably both Nessie and Rosa drown.
Nessie: "Take a last breath, dearie!"
Prince John: "Can't make it to you, Savage - She's got me cold!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Volgan mock-up of Britannia is referred to as if it is the real thing.
Bill Savage would return in Disaster 1990, Armoured Gideon and Savage, but since they were prequel, sci-fi best of and reimagining respectively, Invasion! never quite got the sequel it deserved.
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: J. Clough
Letters: Tom Frame
Invasion! comes to an end, not with the invasion coming to an end, but instead with the promise that it will. The distress rocket firing Georgi into the air was wonderful in long shot and Nessie and Rosa had to go down together, but ultimately this feels barely adequate as an ending and it's disappointing that we didn't see Savage's return to Blighty.