Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 14

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 14

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 132

DATELINE
29 Sept 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 332

SYNOPSIS
Pike's birds chase Savage and Bamber, who turn the tables on him.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First part not to open with a caption about the nuclear explosion that caused the flood.

INFORMATION
None.

BILL SAVAGE
He and Bamber run from Pike's birds. They take refuge in a swan's nest. Savage empties some shotguns cartridges and lays a trail of gunpowder. When Pike crosses the path, Savage lights it and Pike is startled. When Pike drops his bird call, his birds attack.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He and Savage run from Pike's birds. They take refuge in a swan's nest.

DOCTOR PIKE BSc
He is a Bachelor sets his birds on Savage and Bamber. Pike crosses a gunpowder path laid by Savage. When Savage lights it, Pike is startled and drops his duckcall. His birds attack and kill him.

DEATHS
One. Pike is pecked to death by his birds.

BEST LINES
Pike: "Drop the gun, Savage - unless you want my beauties to rip the flesh from your bones!"

WORST LINES
Pike: "No Gunpowder all around me!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Pyke has become Pike.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G. Finlay-Day
Artist: Carlos Pino
Letters: Steve Potter

REVIEW
This is a nice conclusion to Pyke/Pike's story and the frenzied bird attack is well-realised.

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