Friday, 12 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 2

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 120

DATELINE
7 July 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage hinders a robbery at the Imperial War Museum and steals an amphibious vehicle.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Martin and the D.U.K.W.

INFORMATION
Most of the exhibits in the Imperial War Museum survived the flood.

BILL SAVAGE
Martin drafts him to help steal weapons from the Imperial War Museum. His grandfather used an amphibious D.U.K.W. in the war. Savage finds one at the museum and uses it to knock Martin's guns into the water and then make his escape.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MARTIN
Self-appointed leader following the flood. He decides to steal weapons from the Imperial War Museum to bolster his authority. The Catford Mob have the same idea and they fight. Savage knocks his guns into the water.

EARL WYATT
Leader of the Catford Mob. He also plans to steal weapons from the Imperial War Museum. Martin's gang have the same idea and they fight.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Martin's friend: "Savage! He's found a D.U.K.W., an old amphibious vehicle!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Imperial War Museum was found in 1917 and has been at its present location since 1936. The D.U.K.W., known as Ducks, is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II.

MISTAKES
The flooding is two-thirds of the way up Big Ben, but not so bad at the Imperial War Museum.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G. Finley-Day
Artist: Pino
Letters: Pete Knight

REVIEW
It's nice to see Savage see through Martin, but otherwise this is merely an excuse to get our hero into a new vehicle.

Next Prog: Shot In The Back!