Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 20

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 20

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 138

DATELINE
10 Nov 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 332

SYNOPSIS
Savage is due to be executed, unless someone saves him.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of the DUKW.

INFORMATION
None.

BILL SAVAGE
He has been beaten. Savage is doused with water to bring him around. He is bound to a chair and sat in his DUKW while it is filled with concrete. The Greater London Legion plan to watch him drown. He is saved by the arrival of Squire Archer and his hill farmers.

OTHER CHARACTERS
SQUIRE ARCHER
He and his hill farmers arrive to save Savage.

DEATHS
Seven. Five rebels are executed by firing squad. Two members of the Legion are shot dead by hill farmers.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Everything Savage says is dreadful.

CATCHPHRASES
A dying rebel screams "Aieeeee!" during his execution, while member of the Legion only manages a "Aiee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Skin contact with wet concrete causes skin chemical burns. Savage and his saviours are unaffected. Also, why would they waste the DUKW like that? It's the most useful thing in London.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G. Finlay-Day
Artist: M. White
Letters: Steve Potter

REVIEW
This is ridiculous. Savage is saved in the nick of time by someone that had a convenient change of heart between panels and the only non-animal Savage saw as his life flashed before his eyes. No mention of Bamber either.

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