Thursday, 24 April 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Planet Of The Dead', Part 3

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Planet Of The Dead', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord No 10

DATELINE
15 July 80

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny and Wulf take revenge on McIntyre.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Wulf's first allusion to his "Viking ancestors"

INFORMATION
City 4's parliament of is a huge spherical building. It is now used by McIntye.

Electronux carry a charge of 20,000 volts. Thermo Bomb


JOHNNY ALPHA
He and Wulf successfully destroy all of McIntyre's robots, except Crynge. Johnny claims Crynge as payment for the job.

WULF STERNHAMMER
Wulf compares Johnny's killing frenzy to that of his Viking ancestors. He and Johnny successfully destroy all of McIntyre's robots, with the exception of Crynge.

OTHER CHARACTERS
McINTYRE
Johnny claims Crynge as payment for the job, thus leaving McIntyre alone.

CRYNGE
Johnny claims him as payment for the job.

BIG BOY
A giant robot. It can project a forcefield, but Johnny uses his electronux to punch a hole in that and Wulf throws a thermo bomb through it. Johnny removes the electronux and the forcefield reasserts itself thus containing the heat, which melts Big Boy.

DEATHS
Johnny and Wulf destroy scores of robots.

BEST LINES
McIntyre: "Power's no good if there's no-one to boss around!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "I got a lot of hate to get rid of - 20,000 volts worth!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Ezquerra
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
The first two pages, the Big Boy fight, Johnny taking Crynge as payment and the 'be careful what you wish for' ending are all great. Note that the tagline doesn't read "Next Week: Johnny, Wulf And Crynge Will Be Back In Two Week's Time, Troopers!"

Next Week: Johnny And Wulf Will Be Back In Two Week's Time, Troopers!