Sunday, 6 July 2014

Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 15

NAME
Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 15

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 118

DATELINE
23 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 does a deal with the devil.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Strontium Dog story to reach fifteen parts and therefore the first fifteen part Strontium Dog story.

INFORMATION
Dimension warp technology was discovered by Ronald Fiveways. K7 was a completely empty dimension that Fiveways shaped into his Hell.


JOHNNY ALPHA
Ronald Fiveways offers him a parting gift and Johnny asks him to destroy Dimension K7 after they leave it. Fiveways sends them back to Earth.

WULF STERNHAMMER
Fiveways cures him as Satan and sends them back to Earth.

THE GRONK
Fiveways sends them back to Earth.

OTHER CHARACTERS
RONALD FIVEWAYS
Masquerading as Satan, he cures Wulf. He assumes the human form of Ronald Fiveways. Fiveways invented Dimension warp technology, but was scarred by an equipment fire. He discovered K7, an empty dimension he could fill with his own desires. He drew people to K7 through dimension traps to watch them suffer. He offer Jonny a parting gift and the Strontium Dog asks him to destroy his Hell dimension after he sends them back.

DEATHS
Ronald Fiveways destroys a dimension full of creature that cannot die, so potentially billions.

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CATCHPHRASES
The Gronk worries about its poor heartses twice and pluralises batses and homes. Wulf says der, ut, und, ve, vealth, vere, vithout, vot and Vulf.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
'One Step Beyond' was a song released by Prince Buster as a B-side to his single 'Al Capone' in 1964. It would be released as a cover by Madness later in 1979.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
After fourteen parts to get here, the resolution of Wulf's sickness, getting home and appealing to Ron's conscience is all a little rushed. It's still epic stuff and well executed, but rushed stuff nonetheless.

The End