Sunday, 21 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 11

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 11

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 129

DATELINE
8 Sept 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage and Bamber get to Oxford.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Oxford.

INFORMATION
Radio Oxford is broadcasting the claim that Oxford is "the town where organised survival goes on".

BILL SAVAGE
They travel through some woods and are attacked by locals with bow and arrows. They aim for a village on higher ground, but Savage narrowly avoids being speared with a pitchfork. He and Bamber near Oxford and are gassed and Savage wakes up in a room in Oxford.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He went to university in Oxford. Bamber recognises the difference between mist and gas. He and Savage are gassed near Oxford and taken to a room in Oxford.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Falling Yokel: "Me branch!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G. Finley-Day
Artist: Alan Willow
Letters: Steve Potter

REVIEW
Disaster 1990! has seen Savage repeatedly lose either his shotgun or his DUKW and now here he is deprived of both. This part is a series of escalating vignettes in which Savage and Bamber are threatened, culminating in an intriguing cliffhanger that sees them losing everything without a fight.

Next Prog: Nightmare With Wings!