Monday, 23 June 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 2

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 105

DATELINE
24 Mar 79

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.64, Strontium Dog The Early Cases and Strontium Dog: The Search/Destroy Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny catches up to Fly's Eyes Wagner and things get ugly.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First use of dimensional travel in Strontium Dog.

INFORMATION
Sharpsville's Main Street has at least fifty addresses on it.

A dimension warp is a device that can send individuals into another dimension.


JOHNNY ALPHA
Atop a roadtrain as it topples, he is cushioned by the cargo of grain and unharmed. He and Wulf head to 50 Main Street in Sharpsville and await Fly's Eyes Wagner. Johnny peers through the wall and sees Wagner's father alone. Wagner arrives, but just before Marshall Hickman who attempts to arrest Johnny.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He accompanies Johnny to Sharpsville's Main Street.

THE GRONK
The Gronk worries about Johnny on the roadtrain.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S EYES WAGNER
He ties up the roadtrain's driver and heads into Sharpsville and 50 Main Street to kill his father, but he is interrupted by Marshall Hickman's activities outside in the street. Wagner uses a dimension warp to send four of Marshall Hickman's men to another dimension.

MARSHALL HICKMAN
He is trapped in his vehicle by the toppling roadtrain.

WAYNE
He is trapped in his vehicle by the toppling roadtrain.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Wulf: "Now you haf put der cat among der cucumbers, Marshal!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "We could have taken him quietly. But now it's Strontium Dog against Strontium Dog - ... - For keeps!"

All good until the end. For keeps?

CATCHPHRASES
The Gronk reprises his fretting about his poor heartses, Johnny swears "Drokk!", Wayne finally utters something other than "Roger, Marshall!", but also says "Roger, Marshall!" for good measure, while Wulf says der, haf and begins talking cucumbers (see BEST LINES).

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Ezquerra
Letters: J. Aldrich

REVIEW
Another great four page strip that advances the plot only slightly, but allows for some fantastic character moments and shows that after a very typical Part 1, this story is destined to go off in a very different direction. Ezquerra's art is as brilliant as ever.

Next Prog: Through The Dimension Warp!