Strontium Dog: 'Journey Into Hell!', Part 9: Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 112
12 May 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.66 or 3.67, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny keeps hope, rescues the Gronk and crosses the desert.
FIRSTS & LASTS
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.
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.
He, Wagner and Dork have crossed the desert and reached the city of Hate.
Johnny rescues him from Ky.
FLY'S EYES WAGNER
He, Wulf and Dork have crossed the desert and reached the city of Hate.
He, Wagner and Wulf have crossed the desert and reached the city of Hate.
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.
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.
Fourth Lord of the Living Dead. He comes to Ky's aid when called. The four horsemen give chase.
Second Lord of the Living Dead. He comes to Ky's aid when called. The four horsemen give chase.
Johnny (to Ky's steed): "Buck all you like - I'll make you dance to my tune!"
Johnny: "The net! Wrapping around me-"
Wulf says der, while the Gronk worries is about poor heartses again.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
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!