Monday, 15 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 5

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 123

DATELINE
28 July 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage visits Harrod's and finds himself in the middle of a jailbreak.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
North London has a Security Prison.

BILL SAVAGE
He visits Harrods and intercedes during an altercation. He has his shotgun seized by a group of Royal Marine Commandos. He later discovers their bodies floating in the water. Savage realises that the prisoners they were due to check on had killed, stripped and replaced them.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He plans to stay with Savage, because the DUKW is useful to his studies. He disagrees with Savage about intervening at Harrods. He shoplifts a hamper.

DEATHS
At least four. The Royal Marine commandos are killed are stripped by the prisoners they were checking on.

BEST LINES
Harrods thief: "Muvver!"

WORST LINES
Savage (concerning a man he just hit with his shotgun): "He'll be on soft baby food for a while now, won't you matie?"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
New Scotland Yard is the name of the various headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service since 1890. Harrods is an upmarket department store in Knightsbridge, which has been in its present location since 1849

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is all set up, but really the only thing of interest that happens here is Bamber's shoplifting.

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