Saturday, 1 February 2014

Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 6

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 6

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 42

DATELINE
10 Dec 77

PAGE COUNT
4 and a 1/2

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Savage and co seek refuge in London.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First use of Mike Dorey's J. Clough pseudonym. First time an Invasion! story has reached six parts.

INFORMATION
(This strip takes place six days after Part 5)

The Volgans appear to have broken the Resistance network in London. The Volgan Republic Circus are reputed to be a the best in the world.

BILL SAVAGE
He, Silk and Prince John travel to London and head to a safe house. The safe house turns out to be a Volgan trap and they flee. They hide in a circus and encounter Big Nessie McNairn who gives them refuge in her circus stall.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SILK
Big Nessie McNairn calls him Skinny Silk, and gives him, Savage and Prince John refuge in her circus stall.

PRINCE JOHN
Big Nessie McNairn gives him, Savage and Silk refuge in her circus stall.

BIG NESSIE McNAIRN
She is working for Bertie Hills Circus as a bearded lady. She gives Savage, Silk and the Prince refuge in her circus stall.

DEATHS
Savage apparently kills four Volgans at the safe house.

BEST LINES
Volgan: "-Something over my eyes! Euugh! It's revolting!"
Big Nessie McNairn "It's me beard, Volg!"

WORST LINES
Prince John: "A Volgan sniper! He's got the drop on us!"
Savage: "Correction! It's him who's been dropped!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Big Nessie McNairn was previously seen in Invasion!: 'Volgess', part 2.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
None.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

J. Clough is a pseudonym for Mike Dorey.

REVIEW
Savage takes a bit of a back seat, but it's great to see the return of Big Nessie. London seems a much bleaker place than when we last saw it and it seems very fitting.

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