Sunday, 2 February 2014

Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 7

NAME
Invasion!: 'The Prince', Part 7

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 43

DATELINE
17 Dec 77

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Invasion!

SYNOPSIS
Nessie hides Prince John.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time an Invasion! story has reached seven parts.

INFORMATION
None.

BILL SAVAGE
He and Silk hide from the Volgans inside the barrel of Howitzer Harry the Human Cannonball's cannon. When the prince is discovered, Savage enters Nessie's tent and kills a couple of Volgans.


OTHER CHARACTERS
SILK
He and Savage hide from the Volgans inside the barrel of Howitzer Harry the Human Cannonball's cannon. Later, when the Volgans discover the prince, Silk fires the cannon to cover up the noise of Savage's shotgun. He then rounds up the Volgan survivors and puts them in with the circus gorillas.

PRINCE JOHN
He remains unconcious. Big Nessie McNairn hides him under her table, the Volgans discover him.

BIG NESSIE McNAIRN
She is also working as Madame Midnight, fortune teller. She hides Prince John under her table and reads the fortunes of the Volgan captain that comes looking for him.

DEATHS
Two. Savage kills the Volgan captain and another soldier.

BEST LINES
Nessie: "I see a tall dark stranger come into your life! He means ill for you and your men!"

WORST LINES
Volgan: "No, no - not the shotgun - it - it is Savage!"

CATCHPHRASES
"Drobnak!" is another great Volgan word. "Aieeeeeeee!" is not.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: Bill Nuttall

REVIEW
This is a nice runaround, but once again it's Nessie that is the real star of the show. The final pun outstays its welcome.

Alert Status Red + + + Don't Miss Next Prog