Strontium Dog: 'No Cure For Kansyr', Part 2
Starlordd No 7
24 June 78
2000AD Annual 1985, The Best Of 2000AD Special Edition 2000, Strontium Dog Book 1 and Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny and catches up to Kansyr.
FIRSTS & LASTS
Kansyr is the first person to really use futuristic devices against Johnny and Wulf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Alpha describes him as his best friend.
One. Johnny kills Kansyr with his blaster.
Johnny (whilst shooting Kansyr through his own head): "Heads I win, Kansyr!"
Johnny: "But at least I've found a cure for Kansyr. The only cure..."
Johnny says "My Dok!" again.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: T.B. Grover
Letters: Tony Jacob
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!'