Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 11

NAME
Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 11

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 114

DATELINE
26 May 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
Johnny gets a ticket back to his own dimension, but everybody else in Hate wants it.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Strontium Dog story to reach eleven parts.

INFORMATION
Life wire is as thin as a razor's edge, but as strong as a steel cable.


JOHNNY ALPHA
He rescues Wagner from the waterfall and uses a life wire to get back to dry land. When Wagner catches one of the tickets out of this dimension, Johnny takes it from him and immediately becomes the focus of the crowd. He and Wulf repel them with their blasters, until the mayors cause a shower of guns to rain down.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He and Don Dork reel in the life wire to help Johnny and Wagner out of the waterfall. When Johnny has one of the tickets out of this dimension, he immediately becomes the target of the angry mob. He and Johnny repel them with their blasters, until the mayors cause a shower of guns to rain down on the crowd. He convinces the rest of the group to try and get hold of the other four tickets.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S-EYES WAGNER
Johnny rescues his from the waterfall. Later, he catches one of the tickets out of this dimension, which Johnny relieves him of.

DON DORK
He and Wulf reel in the life wire to help Johnny and Wagner out of the waterfall. He drives the group away from the angry mob in a stolen vehicle.

MR SUN & MR MOON
They can manipulate matter causing a flagpole to disappear and a rain of guns.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Hater: "Stone me, it's raining guns!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
Wulf says der, ja, ozzerwise, und, vall, ve, ver, Vulf, vun, vunce, and "Ve must use der special handles, ozzerwise it slice der fingers off clean as der cucumber, ja?". There's an "Aieeee!" as Johnny and Wulf shoot their blasters into the crowd. The Gronk worries about his poor heartses.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The resolution to the last part's cliffhanger is nice and Johnny getting his hands on a golden ticket making him Hate's most wanted is an excellent move. Again the artwork is beautiful throughout.

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