Thursday, 25 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 15

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 15

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 133

DATELINE
6 Oct 79

PAGE COUNT
5 (or 4 and a 1/2)

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 332

SYNOPSIS
Savage and Bamber go in search of civilisation and sheep.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Disaster 1990! that is less than five pages.

INFORMATION
Since the flood water snakes have grown.

BILL SAVAGE
He is attacked by a group of students on a punt, he shoots a hole in their punt. He has found freshly shorn wool floating in the floodwater and presumes that someone else has organised themselves on some dry land. Savage heads off to find them.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He speaks to Savage on behalf of the Dons. Bamber suggests that Savage go in search of the other community. Dr. Sinclair will not allow him to go. He stows away aboard Savage's DUKW and saves him form a water snake.

DR SINCLAIR
Oxford don. He puts a group of his student up to attacking Savage. Sinclair is resistant to Savage representing Oxford to the other community.

SIMS
Oxford don. He is in favour of Savage representing Oxford to the other community.

SMITH
Oxford don. He is in favour of Savage representing Oxford to the other community.

DEATHS
One. Bamber shoots a water snake dead.

BEST LINES
Shepherd: "Better tell the squire. See if he wants them killed now, or when they get here!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The cliffhanger has a distinct Survivors (1975-1977) feel to it.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The artwork is great and the story gets moving again, but it's the cliffhanger that raises this above recent efforts.

Next Prog: The Stronghold!