Saturday, 13 September 2014

Disaster 1990!, Part 3

NAME
Disaster 1990!, Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 121

DATELINE
14 July 79

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd Megazine 331

SYNOPSIS
Savage fights rats, gets harpooned and loses his DUKW.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Savage's shotgun.

INFORMATION
The flood has apparently caused an immediate evolutionary change in rats, making them larger and fiercer.

BILL SAVAGE
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.

OTHER CHARACTERS
PROFESSOR BAMBER
He is a student of hydrology. He is being menaced by giant rats when Savage scares them off in his DUKW

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
Savage (whilst speared with a harpoon): "Aargh! Harpoon un! It's speared me!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
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.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Artist: Alan Willow
Letters: Steve Potter

REVIEW
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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