Thursday, 1 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Demon Maker', Part 1

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Demon Maker', Part 1

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord No 17

DATELINE
2 Sept 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny visits his sister as an old enemy gets some demons on her.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First visit to Earth, first appearance of Ruth and Nigel.

INFORMATION
Earth has an Atlantic Space-Port. Charity Valley is a small town 2,000 miles from the Atlantic Space-Port. It has a long distance teleport station and a newspaper called Charity News.

Telekin Shields can prevent telekinetic activity within a specified area.


JOHNNY ALPHA
After hearing that Sadan is on the loose, he, Wulf and the Gronk head to Charity Valley on Earth.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He, Johnny and the Gronk head to Charity Valley on Earth. He has met Ruth, Nigel and Marci Webster before.

THE GRONK
He, Johnny and Wulf head to Charity Valley on Earth. When Johnny's sister's neighbours harass her husband, Johnny pretends to unleash the Killer Gronk on them, the Gronk plays along and scares them off. He like games without too much excitement.

OTHER CHARACTERS
RUTH WEBSTER
Johnny's sister. Her home is targeted by Sadan's demons.

NIGEL WEBSTER
Ruth's husband.

MARCI
Ruth's daughter.

MR. SOFTEE
Robot owned by the Webster family. He is damaged by Sadan's demons.

SADAN
He has been referred to as the Master of Chaos and the Demon Maker. He hates Johnny Alpha and targets his sister and her family with telekinetic phenomena.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Everything Nigel says.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Ruth screams an "Aaaieeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: B. McCarthy
Letters: Steve Potter

REVIEW
This is an interesting departure from the bounty hunters hunting their bounty format. The domestic nature proves to be a great setting for the demonic chaos and the Websters provide some welcome background to Johnny's character. Brendan McCarthy's art is wonderfully vibrant.

Next Week: 'You Are On A Fool's Errand, Johnny Alpha!'