Saturday, 5 July 2014

Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 14

NAME
Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 14

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 117

DATELINE
16 June 79

PAGE COUNT
6

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

SYNOPSIS
Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk get to the Black Citadel. Don Dork doesn't.

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

INFORMATION
Blasters can be set to disintegrate flesh.

The Mount of Skulls is at the edge of the Wailing Swamp and near the Black Citadel.


JOHNNY ALPHA
He is dragged into the Wailing Swamp by a tentacled creature, but uses his electronux to escape. He can carry Wulf on his own.

WULF STERNHAMMER
He is still frozen. Johnny and Don take turns carrying him.

THE GRONK
It accompanies Johnny and Wulf to the Black Citadel.

OTHER CHARACTERS
DON DORK
He succumbs to despair that they will never escape, but Johnny brings him out of it. Don can carry Wulf on his own. He falls off the Mount of Skulls.

FLASH HARRY
He is eaten by a sea monster in the wailing swamp.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Johnny: "My God! Is there no limit to the evil of this world?"
Satan: "Yes, my friends there is a limit! I am the limit!"

WORST LINES
Don: "...Satan never intended anyone to reach his Black Citadel!"

CATCHPHRASES
The Gronk worries about his poor heartses, Johnny says "My Dok!".

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The reveal of Satan isn't quite as surprising as the departure of Don Dork. He doesn't die, because no one in Hell dies, but it's clearly meant to be final and with Wulf and Wagner gone he has been a great foil for Johnny.

Next Prog: One Step Beyond!