Friday, 27 June 2014

Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 6

NAME
Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 6

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 109

DATELINE
21 Apr 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.65 or 3.66, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Fly's Eyes Wagner comes back to life and a preacher talks Johnny and co into crossing a river of fire.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
There is no death in the First City of Hell. The River Inferno is a river of flame that runs passed the Black Citadel. Hell is said to be ruled over by Satan.

Gronks worship a creature they call the Great Gronk.

JOHNNY ALPHA
He takes Wagner back into custody. Johnny meets a preacher who escorts him to the River Inferno and convinces him to cross it. Their boat burns and their flesh melts into the river.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He is compelled to stay in the First City, but Johnny forces him to cross the River Inferno. Their boat burns and their flesh melts into the river.

THE GRONK
It crosses the River Inferno with Johnny, Wulf, Wagner and the preacher. Their boat burns and their flesh melts into the river.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S-EYES WAGNER
He comes back to life. His dimension warps have disappeared, trapping them in this dimension. Johnny takes him into custody and forces him to cross the River Inferno. Their boat burns and their flesh melts into the river.

THE PREACHER
He guides Johnny to the River Inferno and forces him to cross. Their boat burns and their flesh melts into the river.

DEATHS
There is no death in the First City of Hell, however the cliffhanger appears to show Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk, Wagner and the preacher meeting their maker in the fiery Inferno.


BEST LINES
Wulf: "Y-you go, Johnny. Vulf stay!"
Johnny: "Not a chance, Big Fella!"

WORST LINES
Johnny (upon seeing the Black Citadel for the first time): "Strange...I haven't seen that before. A sinister place..."

CATCHPHRASES
Gronk worries about his poor heartses twice, Wulf refers to himself as Vulf, and "You are tricky as der cucumber"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Satan is the antagonist in religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Yazidism and the Bahá'í Faith, while Satanism sees him take on more of a heroic role.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another excellent instalment. More great visuals.

Next Prog: The End?