Friday, 2 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Demon Maker', Part 2

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Demon Maker', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord No 18

DATELINE
9 Sept 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny and Wulf track Sadan, but the Telekine visits the Websters instead.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Ian Gibson art for Strontium Dog and first Strontium Dog story drawn by more than one artist.

INFORMATION
(This strip begins with a flashback to 2176)
Earth's Atlantic Zone contains an underwater hyper-security prison within the planet's northern hemisphere. Charity Valley has a business sector.

The Telekines from the Troges System possess telekinetic powers, they can move objects and warp matter with their minds.

A Psi-Tector is a device for homing in on brain waves. A wave reflector can be used to redirect brain waves and fool Psi-Tectors.


JOHNNY ALPHA
In 2176, he and Wulf delivered Sadan to an underwater hyper-security prison in the Earth's Atlantic Zone. In 2176, he and Wulf track Sadan.

WULF STERNHAMMER
In 2176, he and Johnny delivered Sadan to an underwater hyper-security prison in the Earth's Atlantic Zone. In 2176, he begins repairs on Mr Softee, before he and Johnny track Sadan.

OTHER CHARACTERS
NIGEL
He lends Johnny his car.

MARCI
She is kidnapped by Sadan.

MR SOFTEE
Wulf begins repairing him.

SADAN
A Telekine from the Troges System. In 2176, Johnny Alpha and Wulf Sternhammer delivered him to an underwater hyper-security prison in the Earth's Atlantic Zone. A lead mask prevented him from using his powers. Four years later, he convinces a new warder to remove it briefly and escaped. He left the prison in chaos and sent every detection device in the northern hemisphere haywire. In 2180, he uses a wave reflector to fool Johnny and Wulf that he is in Charity Valley's business sector while he kidnaps Marci Webster.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ruth: "Another mask! Won't it be dangerous putting it on this Demon Maker?"
Johnny: "Like capping a volcano. But it's got to be done!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "The Banister rails - turning into serpents!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The first caption labels Johnny as a "Mutant/Search/Destroy Agent", Johnny says "when Sadan stikes again"

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Ian Gibson
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Ian Gibson's art jars with that of McCarthy (and Ezquerra for that matter) and despite its flashback and kidnap this part adds very little to the story.

Next Week: 'Bring My Baby Back, Johnny...Do You Hear?'