Saturday, 17 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 5

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD and Starlord Prog 90

DATELINE
11 Nov 78

PAGE COUNT
5

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

SYNOPSIS
Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk go to war and find a plan to stop the Wolrogs.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time that a Strontium Dog story has reached five parts.

INFORMATION
The Sandorian Nations are lead by a High Command and have a Sandorian Defence Institute. The planet Nykos is home to a Sandorian Laz-Fort, a series of trenches and a network of tunnels that extends for hundreds of miles.

Wolrog Battleworlds are armed with Nuke Torps, a kamikaze craft containing a nuclear warhead.


JOHNNY ALPHA
Kark sends Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk and two others into a Sandorian bolt hole. He and Wulf kill the other two and save a pair of Sandorians. One of whom is Scientor Haap who entrusts Johnny with a plan to defeat the Wolrogs. Johnny cannot read Sandorian script.

WULF STERNHAMMER
Kark sends Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk and two others into a Sandorian bolt hole. He and Wulf kill the other two and save a pair of Sandorians. They repel a Wolrog attack.

THE GRONK
He tends to the dying Sandorians.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SERGEANT KARK
He sends Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk and two other members of his penal battalion into a Sandorian bolt hole.

SCIENTOR HAAP
Sandorian. Works for the Sandorian Defence Institute. After being saved by Johnny and Wulf, he entrusts a plan to defeat the Wolrogs to Johnny Alpha. He dies shortly afterward.

DEATHS
At least seven. Johnny and Wulf kill five prisoners of the Wolrogs, to save two Sandorians who die of their wounds.

BEST LINES
Nuke-Torp's crew (just before a suicidal explosion): "Great Wolrog receive us!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Wulf says der, vay, ve and Volrog, while the Gronk pluralises heartses and dyings and says "deaded" twice.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: C.S. Ezquerra
Letters: Ezquerra

REVIEW
Another nice part, which moves the story along and provides Johnny with a cause over and above simple escape. Ezquerra's art continues to impress, but his letters leave much to desired.

Next Prog: Out Of The Frying Pan!