Saturday, 20 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 10

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 10

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 128

DATELINE
1 Sept 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage escapes the Wembley whirlpool.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
A whirlpool a hundred yards wide destroys Wembley stadium.

The DUKW's top speed in water is sixty miles per hour.

BILL SAVAGE
When Sam Slick's customers decide to lynch him, Savage shoots the rope and frees him. He plans to jump the whirlpool in his DUKW.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BAMBER
He can calculate the trajectory required for the DUKW to jump the whirlpool.

SLICK SAM
When threatened by a whirlpool, his customers decide to lynch him, but Savage shoots the rope and frees him. He replaced himself on the DUKW with a tailor's dummy, so that it would be lighter and make it's jump easier.

DEATHS
One. Slick Sam is crushed by the collapsing walls of Wembley Stadium.

BEST LINES
Bamber: "Whirlpool! The most terrifying occurrence in water!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None, although maybe there ought to be (see MISTAKES).

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Whirlpools have been known to grow to a size of 250 feet.

MISTAKES
Wembley Stadium exists in its original design nine years later in Invasion!

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
This is great, the lynching, the jump, the dummy and the destruction of Wembley Stadium are all great. THe dialogue has picked as well. It's just a shame that Wembley featured so prominently in Invasion! unharmed.

Next Prog: Ambush!