Sunday, 14 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 4

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 122

DATELINE
21 July 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage rescues Bamber from armed men.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Bank of England is flooded.

BILL SAVAGE
He pulls out the spear and searches for his Duck. Savage finds it outside the Bank of England. He enters and discovers Bamber breaking into a bank vault. He confronts him, but is threatened by two armed men, one of whom shot him with the harpoon. Savage is forced to help open the vault, which was full of rats who attack the armed men. Savage and Bamber take refuge underwater. Savage gives Bamber a lift in his Duck.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He is forced to burn his way into a vault at the Bank of England at gunpoint, which turns out to be full of rats who attack the armed men. Bamber and Savage take refuge underwater. Savage gives him a lift in his Duck.

DEATHS
Three. A swarm of rats kills the two men holding Savage and Bamber at gunpoint. Savage then kills the King Rat.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Savage: "Huh? Two hoods behinds me!"

CATCHPHRASES
Man being killed by rats: "Aaaiiiieeeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Bank of England was established in 1694. It is the second oldest central bank in the world. It has been located in the City of London, on Threadneedle Street, since 1734.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
So Bamber wasn't a villain and those that were have been foiled by rats. Disaster 1990!'s problem is that neither squabbling Brits nor giant rats are as interesting or endearing as the jackboot of the Volgans of Invasion!

Next Prog: The Battle Of Harrods!