Disaster 1990!, Part 3
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 121
14 July 79
Judge Dredd Megazine 331
Savage fights rats, gets harpooned and loses his DUKW.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Savage's shotgun.
The flood has apparently caused an immediate evolutionary change in rats, making them larger and fiercer.
When he sees rats threatening Bamber, he scares them off with his DUKW. He takes Bamber to a diving shop and leaves. Savage encounters looters who try to steal his DUKW. He returns to where he left Bamber and someone harpoons him and steals the DUKW. He awakes and finds a shotgun and goes after the DUKW.
He is a student of hydrology. He is being menaced by giant rats when Savage scares them off in his DUKW
Savage (whilst speared with a harpoon): "Aargh! Harpoon un! It's speared me!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Professor Bamber's bag is labelled Proffessor Bamber. Also, immediate evolutionary change? That's not even close to how evolution works. Savage sees the harpoons gun in someone's hands but not the harpoonist.
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Alan Willow
Letters: Steve Potter
Savage loses his DUKW, but gains a shotgun. If Bamber didn't shoot the harpoon gun, this is a great set up for something. If he did, then it's alarming that Disaster 1990! is treading water so early in its run.
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