Strontium Dog: Journey Into Hell!, Part 15
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 118
23 June 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 3.67, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
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.
Dimension warp technology was discovered by Ronald Fiveways. K7 was a completely empty dimension that Fiveways shaped into his Hell.
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.
Fiveways cures him as Satan and sends them back to Earth.
Fiveways sends them back to Earth.
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.
Ronald Fiveways destroys a dimension full of creature that cannot die, so potentially billions.
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
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.
Script: T.B. Grover
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.