Saturday, 3 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Demon Maker', Part 3

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Demon Maker', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord No 19

DATELINE
16 Sept 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk save Marci from Sadan.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last Ian Gibson art for Strontium Dog.

INFORMATION
Millions died in the Great Atom War. A bomb hit the countryside around Charity Valley making it radioactive. Atomic shelters are equipped with chambers to isolate contaminated individuals from the rest of the population. Shelter C73 had a faulty sealing mechanism and three hundred people were killed.


JOHNNY ALPHA
He, Wulf and the Gronk track Sadan to Shelter C73. Johnny and Wulf fight the reanimated corpses that litter the shelter until they can trap Sadan in the shelter's contamination chamber.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He, Johnny and the Gronk track Sadan to Shelter C73. He and Johnny fight the corpses reanimated by Sadan. Wulf rescues Marci from the contamination chamber and traps Sadan inside.

THE GRONK
He, Johnny and Wulf track Sadan to Shelter C73. He looks after Marci after she has been rescued.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SADAN
He uses a vision of Johnny to fool Marci into leaving the protection of the Telekin shield and one of his demons kidnaps her. He takes her to Shelter C73 and holds her in the Contamination Chamber. When they are discovered he reanimates the corpses of those that died in the Great Atom War. Wulf traps him inside the lead lined contamination chamber.

MARCI WEBSTER
Sadan uses a vision of Johnny to fool Marci into leaving the protection of the Telekin shield and one of his demons kidnaps her. Sadan takes her to Shelter C73 and holds her in the Contamination Chamber.

RUTH WEBSTER
Scared by her daughter's kidnapping, she asks Johnny to leave her family alone.

MR SOFTEE
He has been repaired.

DEATHS
None. Although a number of the reanimated corpses die again.

BEST LINES
Wulf: "Der boney men - they collapse!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "Dead men take a lot of killing, Wulf!"

CATCHPHRASES
Marci screams an "Aieeeee!" and brilliantly Wulf says "votefer" instead of "whatever"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Ian Gibson
Letters: David Gould

David Gould also provided letters for Mind Wars and a one-off called Skirmish!

REVIEW
The story here is better than anything on offer in Part 2, but it suffers from feeling rushed. Ruth's ultimatum is dramatic, but unfortunately somewhat curtailed.

Johnny Alpha Takes A Break! Next Week: 'Skirmish!'