Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 6

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 6

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 124

DATELINE
4 Aug 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage helps liberate Harrods.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
None.

BILL SAVAGE
He barges the convicts' dinghy in his DUKW and shouts to the Harrods crowd for his shotgun. He kills a convict planning to throw a grenade at him, who then drops it and it explodes. Savage drives the DUKW through Harrods' window and takes refuge inside. After dark he leads an escape attempt with the Harrods customers and Bamber rowing. An underwater flare rigged by the convicts announces them and Savage fires up the engine and flees as the convicts give chase in their power boats.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He rows during Savage's Harrods escape attempt.

RAZOR
Leader of the convicts masquerading as Royal marines.

DEATHS
Two. A pair of convicts killed by an exploding grenade they planned to throw at Savage, but dropped when he shot one of them.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Almost every line is awful.

CATCHPHRASES
A dying convict screams "Aieeeee!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Finley-Day is misspelled Finlay-Day.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The script is turgid and the action sequence are stilted.

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