Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 8

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 8

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 93

DATELINE
30 Dec 78

PAGE COUNT
5

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

SYNOPSIS
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.

INFORMATION
The Shadow is a Sandorian vessel with a crew of eight, that is capable of warp 12.

JOHNNY ALPHA
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.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He and Johnny are dropped on Rog by the Shadow, where they plant a small nuclear device.

THE GRONK
He remains on the Sandorian Attack Cruiser while Johnny and Wulf depart on the Shadow.


OTHER CHARACTERS
CAPTAIN JOOB
Captain of the Sandorian Attack Cruiser that picked up Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk.

SCIENTOR HAAP
He invented a device that smothers radio waves-scanners and prevents detection.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Johnny: "It's only a small nuke, but it'll set off a chain reaction that'll blow the planet apart."

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
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).

MISTAKES
Nood is a Comander.

RETROSPECT
Joob will be a word used extensively in Ace Trucking Co.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
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!