Thursday, 18 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 8

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 8

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 126

DATELINE
18 Aug 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage takes on alligator and piranhas.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time Savage has slept since the flood.

INFORMATION
None.

BILL SAVAGE
He lets Bamber drive the DUKW. When he wakes, he discovers Bamber has landed them on a piece of land that used to be part of West London's zoo.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He drives the DUKW while Savage sleeps. He decides land on .

DEATHS
Dozens or more. Savage shoots an alligator dead. He then sets a shoal of piranha on another and then electrocutes the shoal (and presumably the other alligators).

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None. Although "Frying tonight" probably qualifies.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
More from Finlay-Day.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
Piranhas can live in freshwater, but die at around 10-12 degrees Celcius. It's more likely that the shock of the cold floodwaters would kill them before the electricity got a chance.

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

REVIEW
This is a bit of fun, but the script still feels stilted and awkward.

Next Prog: Whirlpool!