Thursday, 9 October 2014

The ABC Warriors: 'Mongrol', Part 2

NAME
The ABC Warriors: 'Mongrol', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 122

DATELINE
21 Jul 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
A.B.C. Warriors Book 1, A.B.C. Warriors Mek-nificent Seven and A.B.C. Warriors The Meknificent Seven

SYNOPSIS
Hammer-Stein attempts to recruit Mongrol, fights with Mongrol, fights Volgs with Mongrol, then recruits Mongrol.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of 'Monkey' Bombs and Lara from beyond the grave, as well as the first mention of Deadlock.

INFORMATION
Volg Kommandos are sometimes armed with Atom-Mek 'Monkey' Bombs, so named because once they land on individuals and "you never get them off" before they explode. Volg Deathdozers are large vehicles

Allied forces use Battle Cannons, Cry Baby Mortars and Moleks.

HAMMER-STEIN
He has heard of Deadlock. Hammer-Stein finds Mongrol breaking out of an allied supply dump. When Hammer-Stein mentions Lara, Mongrol attacks him, but when a group of Volg Kommandos attack they fight them together. He saves Mongrol from a pair of Volgan deathdozers. The Volgan forces flee and the weapons dump is saved. Mongrol is not grateful, but Hammer-Stein convinces him that he must join the ABC Warriors to pay off his debt.

HAPPY SHRAPNEL
He and Joe Pineapples initially don't fight as Hammer-Stein takes on Mongrol, but they join in when the Volgs attack.

JOE PINEAPPLES
He and Happy Shrapnel initially don't fight as Hammer-Stein takes on Mongrol, but they join in when the Volgs attack.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MONGROL
He feels no pain and can smash through walls. He breaks into an allied supply dump to steal weapons for his one-man war against the Volgans. He mounts the guns upon his body. When Hammer-Stein mentions Lara, Mongrol attacks him, but when a group of Volg Kommandos attack they fight them together. Hammer-Stein saves him from a pair of Volgan deathdozers. He is not grateful, but Hammer-Stein convinces him that he must join the ABC Warriors to pay off his debt.

HAMMER-STEIN'S SUPERIOR
The mysterious human officer contacts Hammer-Stein after he has successfully recruited Mongrol. He orders that the fifth member of the team is to be Deadlock

DEADLOCK
The Grand Wizard of the Order of Knights Martial.

DEATHS
At least six. An MP is killed by a 'Monkey' bomb. Mongrol smushes a Volgan and the two deathdozer drivers are killed when their vehicles crash. There are at east two more bodies on the ground.

BEST LINES
Happy Shrapnel (indicating his gun): "C'mon Volgs, this'll bring tears to your eyes!"

WORST LINES
Volg Deathdozer driver: "Ha! We have some sport with this animal!"

CATCHPHRASES
"Mongrol smush" twice, "Bzzzz!" once.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
Here we see that that Lara has made an even larger impact on Mongrol than Part 1 implied.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: P. Mills
Artist: M. McMahon
Letters: Pete Knight

REVIEW
Part 2 achieves a huge amount in just six pages and the battle sequences are great.

Next Prog:- Meet Deadlock!