Disaster 1990!, Part 21
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 139
17 Nov 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 332
Savage takes on the Legion's trio of leaders.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The last Disaster 1990! is also the last appearance of the Squire, his sons, Razor, Martin, Sinclair and Smith.
The great flood of 1990 was eventually frozen in a blizzard.
By 1993, Britain was back to normal.
He gets another shotgun. Savage and Archer lead an attack of Buckingham Palace. He discovers the attempt to bomb Squire Archer's victory party. He shoots a wine barrel above the fuse dousing it. He helps to bury the Squire before dawn.
He and Savage lead an attack of Buckingham Palace. When it snow, he convinces Savage to halt the attack and round up the leader of the Greater London Legion tomorrow. He throws himself in the path of the knife Razor throws at Savage. He dies with his sons around him. He is buried before dawn.
He kills two men for their food. He, Martin and Sinclair attempt to bomb Squire Archer's victory party. He throws his knife at Savage, but hits Archer instead. He freezes to death in frozen floodwater.
He has styled himself as The Great Martin. He, Razor and Sinclair attempt to bomb Squire Archer's victory party. He freezes to death in frozen floodwater.
He, Martin and Razor attempt to bomb Squire Archer's victory party. He freezes to death in frozen floodwater.
He apparently had no idea about Sinclair's membership of the Greater London Legion.
Two. Razor slits the throats of two men and steals their food.
Savage: "Ice, eh? Doctor Smith...What's this going to mean for Britain?"
Smith: "Well, it's extremely interesting! The North Pole must be reclaiming its lost ice and I estimate that in a few years -"
Someone else: "Savage - look!"
Archer: "Good shooting, Savage. Sure you were never a farmer?"
Savage: "No, Squire. I made my livin' drivin' and there's just one thing drivin' me now - my hatred for the Legion's leaders!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Savage will return in Invasion! (and Armoured Gideon and Savage).
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
There are no signs of any of the flooding by Invasion! in 1999.
Script: Gerry Finlay-Day
Artist: Mike White
Letters: Tom Frame
Disaster 1990! comes to a better than expected if welcome end. Why was it a prequel? Why did it feel the need to repeat so many beats from Invasion!?, how did Britain rebuild? All these questions and more go unanswered. The final part deals with the Legion's trio of leaders well, features some unnecessary showboating from Savage and heroism from another character who pays the ultimate price before being forgotten. It's business as usual.