Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 8
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 93
30 Dec 78
Judge Dredd Megazine 214, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny delivers the Sandorian defence plan and aids in the attack on Rog.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First time that a Strontium Dog story has reached eight parts.
The Shadow is a Sandorian vessel with a crew of eight, that is capable of warp 12.
He delivers Scientor Haap's plan to the Sandorians. Captain Joob asks him to help in the Sandorian attack on Rog and reluctantly Johnny agrees. He and Wulf are dropped on Rog by the Shadow, where they plant a small nuclear device.
He and Johnny are dropped on Rog by the Shadow, where they plant a small nuclear device.
He remains on the Sandorian Attack Cruiser while Johnny and Wulf depart on the Shadow.
Captain of the Sandorian Attack Cruiser that picked up Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk.
He invented a device that smothers radio waves-scanners and prevents detection.
Johnny: "It's only a small nuke, but it'll set off a chain reaction that'll blow the planet apart."
Wulf says der, gut, haf, ja, vant, ve, vill, vith, Volrog, vot, Vulf and vun. The Gronk pluralises Wolrogses, a Wolrog appeals to "Grud!" and Johnny exclaims "Drokk!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Drokk is the expletive of choice in Judge Dredd.
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Space travel at warp [insert number] is very Star Trek (1966-1969).
Nood is a Comander.
Joob will be a word used extensively in Ace Trucking Co.
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Carlos S. Ezquerra
The bath scene is a little odd, but this is fantastic. This part sees our heroes achieve their goal and the provides them with a chance to decline to help which they duly consider, itself an act that isn't particularly heroic. The Shadow attack on Rog is well-plotted and raises the stakes brilliantly.
Next Prog: Nuclear Blow Out!