Friday, 16 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 4

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD and Starlord Prog 89

DATELINE
4 Nov 78

PAGE COUNT
5

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

SYNOPSIS
Kark trains his men as the war escalates.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
(This part takes place over several days)

The Wolrog of Rog is the leader of the Wolrog Empire. Its forces include over one billion soldiers. The Wolrog war fleet engages Sandorian Recon Squadron 18 and destroys it.

Nykos is a planet under Sandorian control.

JOHNNY ALPHA
He and Wulf plan to escape the Wolrog penal battalion as soon as they go into action.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He is stunned by Major Mox before he can kill Johnny and suffers a laser burn. He and Johnny plan to escape the Wolrog penal battalion as soon as they go into action.


THE GRONK
He treats Wulf's laser burn and Kark's training methods keep him busy.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SERGEANT KARK
He kills several of his recruits.

MAJOR MOX
He stuns Wulf before he can kill Johnny.

DEATHS
Thirty. Kark kills three 'recruits' with a flamethrower and another with a booby trapped bunk.

BEST LINES
Wolrog of Rog: "Death or glory await you! I expect every Wolrog to do his duty!"
Kark: "Yes, Great Wolrog! Sniff! Sergeant Kark gladly sacrifice miserable life for you!"
Johnny (thinks): "Yeah, and I'll bet the miserable life will be ours."

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
The Gronk says "heartses" three times, and both "Gronkses" and "hurtings" once each. Wulf says der, vas, vay, ve, vot, Vulf and vun. Kark says both "Hrrrr..!" and "Hrrr..."

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This part delivers on last week's cliffhanger, provides some great character moments for Kark and brings the war to Johnny and Wulf. Quite a feat for five pages.

Next Prog: War Of The Worlds!