Friday, 19 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 9

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 9

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 127

DATELINE
25 Aug 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage trades with a black marketer and then steals from him to teach him a lesson.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last Disaster 1990 credited to Finlay-Day.

INFORMATION
The floodwaters in London are experiencing strange undercurrents and whirlpools.

BILL SAVAGE
A strange undercurrent throws the DUKW around and it blows a gasket. He trades his shotgun with Slick Sam for replacement part. He deduces that the turf on the box came from Wembley stadium and heads there with some of Sam's other customers. They divide up Sam's spoils until an whirlpool forms and threatens to destroy the stadium.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He finds turf on the bottom of the box Slick Sam gives him.

SLICK SAM
He was a ticket tout before the flood. Now, he trades tea, coffee, tobacco, bread, meat, vegetables, ham, whisky, chocolate and vehicle components for gold or silver. He uses Wembley Stadium to store him stockpile.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Savage will return to Wembley nine years from now.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Scotch House was a famous central London woollen retailer. Wembley Stadium was opened in 1923.

MISTAKES
Finlay-Day again. Why would there be turf on the bottom of the gasket box? Sam couldn't have been storing goods on the pitch before the flood.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is a nice slice of post-flood survivor culture, but it's tinged with post-war language like spiv and flat caps in London that don't gel with the futuristic 1990 AD that 2000 AD readers would want to read about.

Next Prog: The Big Leap!