Saturday, 19 April 2014

Strontium Dog: 'No Cure For Kansyr', Part 2

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'No Cure For Kansyr', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlordd No 7

DATELINE
24 June 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1985, The Best Of 2000AD Special Edition 2000, Strontium Dog Book 1 and Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny and catches up to Kansyr.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Kansyr is the first person to really use futuristic devices against Johnny and Wulf.

INFORMATION
Metastis is an asteroid. The locals are referred to as Metastens. The native species on the planet Laz are called Lazians. Examples of other alien fauna include the Preying Zorg and the Fundian Slime Drippler.

JOHNNY ALPHA
He sees Wulf as a Preying Zorg and realises that Kansyr is using the Halugin to project the hallucination. He convinces Wulf to look at his reflection and as the mirror image has not been altered the hallucination fades. Kansyr sets alight to the bar and Johnny uses a time bomb so he and Wulf can escape the blaze. Kansyr tries to distract him with multiple copies of himself and shoots Johnny repeatedly. Johnny kneels, puts his gun to his temple and harmlessly shoots through his own head and set to explode inside Kansyr's chest, killing him. He cures Wulf with a medipac.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He sees Johnny as a Fundian Slime Drippler. Johnny uses a time bomb to them out of a burning bar. Kansyr shoots Wulf wounding him. After Johnny deals with him, he cures Wulf with a medipac.


OTHER CHARACTERS
KANSYR
He uses the Halugin to turn Johnny and Wulf against each other and sets light to the bar with a heat ray. He attempts to distract Johnny in a showdown and succeeds in shooting him multiple times.

SNIFFER MARTINEZ
Johnny Alpha describes him as his best friend.

DEATHS
One. Johnny kills Kansyr with his blaster.

BEST LINES
Johnny (whilst shooting Kansyr through his own head): "Heads I win, Kansyr!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "But at least I've found a cure for Kansyr. The only cure..."

Unforgivable.

CATCHPHRASES
Johnny says "My Dok!" again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Ezquerra
Letters: Tony Jacob

REVIEW
The opening face off between Johnny and Wulf whilst perceiving each other as alien creatures is great and the artwork is wonderful. The actual showdown with Kansyr doesn't match this however and the last line is atrocious.

Next Week: 'Approach Me On Your Knees, Johnny Alpha!'