Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 4

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 107

DATELINE
7 Apr 79

PAGE COUNT
4

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

SYNOPSIS
Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk explore the hell dimension.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The City of Lost Souls is the First City of Hell. The rain on is burning liquid fire and reduces the skin of Human newcomers from other dimensions to green festering sores. One individual spent sixteen years being burned by the rain.


JOHNNY ALPHA
He, Wulf and the Gronk explore the new dimension they find themselves in and go in search of Fly's-Eyes Wagner. Johnny sees Wagner and shoots him. The rain burns his skin.

WULF STERNHAMMER
The rain burns his skin.

THE GRONK
The rain burns its fur.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S-EYES WAGNER
Johnny Alpha shoots and wounds him.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Wulf: "Listen! Veeping...and vailing - like many souls in torment!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "Some kind of hideous creatures! Their skin is just a mass of festering green sores."

Remember when Johnny judged someone purely on their appearance? No, me either.

CATCHPHRASES
Wulf says der, haf, vailing, ve, veeping and voork, Johnny says "My Dok!" and the Gronk pluralises gateses, wailings and weepings

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
The reprise of last week's cliffhanger is once again somewhat different, Johnny now thinks rather than says his final line, unless he is repeating it only for his own benefit.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is excellent and the cliffhanger resorts to extreme measures to shock: causing harm to the Gronk.

Next Prog: The Death Of A Strontium Dog!