Thursday, 15 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 3

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NAME
Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 88

DATELINE
28 Oct 78

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 214, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny and Wulf are forced to fight each other.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Kwang is a two-headed club.

JOHNNY ALPHA
Kark orders Wulf to fight him, Wulf refuses so Johnny attacks him.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He is an expert with the Kwang. Kark orders him to fight Johnny. He refuses, but Johnny attacks him and goads him into a berserker rage.

THE GRONK
He is scared of Kark and cannot bear to watch Johnny and Wulf fighting.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SERGEANT KARK
Wolrog. Commander of a penal battalion.


DEATHS
One. Kark says "Death is the only freedom!" as he frees a slave.

BEST LINES
Wulf: "Pick somevun else. I not fight Johnny - he Vulf's friend."
Kark: "Friend, eh? Hrrr! That makes better! You fight or you die!"
Wulf: "Go jump in der lake!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Kark roars a "Hrrrrrr!", a "Hrrrrrarrr!" and "Hrrr" twice. Wulf says der, somevun, voorm, Vulf, vun and vy. A Wolrog says "Drokk!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Probably the most famous example of two friends forced to fight to the death and Kirk and Spock in Star Trek's Amok Time (1967).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Ezquerra

REVIEW
Johnny versus Wulf is a great idea and the mention of Wulf's Viking heritage is tantalising. There are some great alien designs here and the fight sequence is brilliantly plotted.

Next Prog: Death Thrust!