Thursday, 26 June 2014

Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 5

NAME
Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 108

DATELINE
14 Apr 79

PAGE COUNT
4

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.65?, Strontium Dog The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny Alpha saves the Gronk and kills Wagner, except the Gronk isn't safe and Wagner isn't dead.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time that a Strontium Dog story has been explicitly part way through.

INFORMATION
The Black Citadel was built upon the Mount of Skulls.

A life-force meter can track an individual and shows red when they are near.


JOHNNY ALPHA
He carries a burning Gronk to shelter. His skin is burnt in the process and comes out in green festering sores. He

WULF STERNHAMMER
He finds shelter from the burning rain. His skin is burnt in the process and comes out in green festering sores. Wulf uses a life-force meter to track Wagner.

THE GRONK
It's fur catches fire and Johnny gets it to shelter. Its skin is burnt in the process and comes out in green festering sores.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S-EYES WAGNER
Johnny discovers him hiding in a large crowd and kills him. His body repairs and reanimates.

DEATHS
One. Johnny kills Wagner, but he comes back to life.

BEST LINES
Wulf: "Run! Run like der cucumbers!"

WORST LINES
Member of the Crowd: "Don't hurt us! We've suffered enough!"

CATCHPHRASES
The Gronk worries about his poor heartses twice. Wulf says der, gut, ja, und and, more importantly, see BEST LINES.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
"Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quotation attributed to American attorney, Governor of Virginia and slave-owner Patrick Henry (1736-1799) from a speech he made in 1775.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another great strip. These four page parts have a succinctness that really lends itself to Strontium Dog.

Next Prog:- Inferno!