Thursday, 3 July 2014

Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 12

NAME
Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 12

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 115

DATELINE
2 June 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.65, 3.66, or 3.67, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Johnny and friends manage to get five tickets and lose four of them.

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

INFORMATION
A termination order can be applied to a Search/Destroy Agent that is responsible for the death of another.

Named Search/Destroy Agents: Cuss Weerd, Hiss Weerd, Silent Weerd


JOHNNY ALPHA
He knows the Weerd Brothers. He brawls with Hiss Weerd while Don's drives over his snake hair. After the Weerd brothers are tied up, he takes their four tickets. The town's mayors set their gargoyles upon the group and only Johnny manages to hang on to his ticket.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He is stung by a gargoyle just outside the warp station and loses his ticket.

THE GRONK
It loses its ticket in the gargoyle attack outside the warp station.

OTHER CHARACTERS
FLY'S EYES WAGNER
He knows the Weerd Brothers. He appeals to them for their spare ticket and Hiss shoots him. Johnny gives him a ticket, but he loses it in the gargoyle attack outside the warp station.

DON DORK
He runs down Cuss Weerd and drives over Hiss Weerd's poisonous hair. He loses his ticket in the gargoyle attack outside the warp station.

CUSS WEERD
He knows Fly's Eyes Wagner and Johnny Alpha. Between them they have four tickets. Cuss gets knocked down by Don and tied up.

HISS WEERD
He has venomous snakes for hair. He knows Fly's Eyes Wagner and Johnny Alpha. Between them they have four tickets. Hiss fight with Johnny has his hair run over by Don and he is tied up.

SILENT WEERD
He has no facial features at all. He knows Fly's Eyes Wagner and Johnny Alpha. Between them they have four tickets.

MR SUN AND MR MOON
They create and earthquake and set their gargoyles of Johnny, Wulf, the Gronk, Wagner and Don to prevent them leaving via the warp station.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Mr Sun: "Here they come Mr Moon! Haven't they done well!"
Mr Moon: "Positively splendiferous, Mr Sun! And it's time we changed that -"
[Queue earthquake]

WORST LINES
Johnny: "Here's your ticket Fly's. You murdered another Strontium Dog and you're still going to pay for it."

Change the record, Johnny.

CATCHPHRASES
The Gronk worries for his poor heartses twice, while Wulf says der, nozzinks, ve, vorld and Vulf.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Hiss Weerd has hair made of venomous snakes, like the Gorgons of Greek mythology.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
Another great instalment. The Weerd brothers are a brilliant creation and the opening colour pages are stunning. It's interesting to end on a cliffhanger of Johnny holding the only ticket and with a dilemma, rather than in mortal peril.

Next Prog: The Wailing Swamp!