Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 3
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 106
31 Mar 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.64, Strontium Dog The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny, Wulf and the Grink follow Fly's Eyes Wagner to another dimension.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First depicted arrival in a different dimension.
Sharpsville is on Earth.
An electro-flare is a bright pyrotechnic that can be fired from a blaster.
Dimension warp (or D-Warp) allows access to a crack in reality that leads to other realities, but it is not something that man has learned to control.
He follows Fly's Eyes Wagner into the dimension warp.
He follows Fly's Eyes Wagner and Johnny into the dimension warp.
It follows Fly's Eyes Wagner, Johnny and Wulf into the dimension warp.
FLY'S EYES WAGNER
His father chose not to pay for an operation to replace his eyes. He kills his father and uses a dimension warp to transport himself away.
One. Fly's Eyes Wagner shoots his own father dead.
Fly's Eyes Wagner's father: "Yes, I could have had those eyes removed. But it was pointless. The real mutation was in your brain - it was always twisted...Evil! You were born with the mark of hell on you!"
Johnny: "Some kind of stairway leading down..."
Yes, yes it is.
Fly's Eyes Wagner screams an "Aieeee!" when blinded by an electro-flare. Wulf says "Quick as der cucumber, Johnny!" and "Now ve are being all together again, like der three happy cucumbers, ja?", while the Gronk worries about it's "poor heartses" twice more.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The resolution to last week's cliffhanger reimagines and reorders the action adding a new line for Hickman: "My boys - what's happening to my boys". Later, Johnny's line "We're too late! He's turned the D-Warp on on himself!" is a bit odd.
Script: T.B. Grover
Letters: J. Aldrich
And with one bound they were, well not so much free as...trapped, but still the dimension warp takes an excellent strip and expands its possibilities in almost limitless directions.
Next Prog: The City Of Lost Souls!