Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 14
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 117
16 June 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.67, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk get to the Black Citadel. Don Dork doesn't.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First Strontium Dog story to reach fourteen parts.
Blasters can be set to disintegrate flesh.
The Mount of Skulls is at the edge of the Wailing Swamp and near the Black Citadel.
He is dragged into the Wailing Swamp by a tentacled creature, but uses his electronux to escape. He can carry Wulf on his own.
He is still frozen. Johnny and Don take turns carrying him.
It accompanies Johnny and Wulf to the Black Citadel.
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.
He is eaten by a sea monster in the wailing swamp.
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!"
Don: "...Satan never intended anyone to reach his Black Citadel!"
The Gronk worries about his poor heartses, Johnny says "My Dok!".
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: T.B. Grover
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!