Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 10
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 113
19 May 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.65 or 3.66, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny and friends arrive just in time for the daily hate in Hate.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First Strontium Dog story to reach ten parts.
The city of Hate has two mayors. One for the day and another for the night. The city takes its name from the daily Hate, a period that starts at noon and ends at midnight. Gargoyles bring five tickets at noon and whoever is in possession of them at midnight gets a free trip back to their own dimension. One individual in Hate had been there seventy years.
He pursues Fly's-Eyes Wagner when he escapes.
He drinks something in Hate that makes him sick.
It is scared by the effects of the daily hate of the city of Hate.
In Hate, his handcuffs melt away and he flees.
He is worried by the effects of the daily hate of the city of Hate.
Daytime mayor of Hate. They explain the daily Hate to Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk, Wagner and Dork, before inflating and popping like balloons.
Night-time mayor of Hate. They explain the daily Hate to Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk, Wagner and Dork, before inflating and popping like balloons.
Wagner: "My handcuffs - they're melting away like molasses! I'm free!"
Wulf: "Hmmph! Der city seem friendly enough, Johnny!"
It's called Hate, Wulf.
Wulf says der, Gotts, gut, vaterfall, voorms, Vulf and "Agh! Vulf feel...sick as der cucumber...". The Gronk pluralises birdses, mens and, predictably, heartses.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: T.B. Grover
Strontium Dog takes another step into the surreal, but does so in an surprisingly well-ordered way. The juxtaposition of balloon-headed day and night mayors with the seemingly very organised golden ticket bunfight is great.
Next Prog: Chaos Kills!