Monday, 30 June 2014

Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 9: Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!

NAME
Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 9: Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 112

DATELINE
12 May 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.66 or 3.67, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny keeps hope, rescues the Gronk and crosses the desert.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Across the Desert Of The Living from the River Inferno is Hate, the walled second city of Hell.

Nuclear grenades are a form of explosive device.


JOHNNY ALPHA
He is an accomplished horseman. He attacks Ky's horse and steals it and the Gronk along with it. He rides to the city of Hate as the four horsemen give chase. He is struck in the back by Lom's thrown axe, but makes it to Hate.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He, Wagner and Dork have crossed the desert and reached the city of Hate.

THE GRONK
Johnny rescues him from Ky.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S EYES WAGNER
He, Wulf and Dork have crossed the desert and reached the city of Hate.

DON DORK
He, Wagner and Wulf have crossed the desert and reached the city of Hate.

KY
Johnny Alpha knocks him from his steed and steals both it and the Gronk. Ky calls forth the other three horsemen and another steed. The four horsemen give chase.

LOM
First Lord of the Living Dead. He comes to Ky's aid when called. The four horsemen give chase and Lom throws his axe and strikes Johnny in the back.

OGAR
Fourth Lord of the Living Dead. He comes to Ky's aid when called. The four horsemen give chase.

SAMAZAN
Second Lord of the Living Dead. He comes to Ky's aid when called. The four horsemen give chase.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Johnny (to Ky's steed): "Buck all you like - I'll make you dance to my tune!"

WORST LINES
Johnny: "The net! Wrapping around me-"

CATCHPHRASES
Wulf says der, while the Gronk worries is about poor heartses again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
None.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This leg of the journey is diverting, but really only sees Johnny rectifying the cliffhanger of Part 8 and rescuing the Gronk. The more philosophical battle to maintain his sense of hope however is rendered far less impressive by the trio of Wulf, Wagner and Dork stood waiting for him at the Hate gate.

Next Prog: The Gargoyles Of Hate!