Thursday, 4 April 2013

Inferno, Part 22

NAME
Inferno, Part 22

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 57

DATELINE
25 Mar 78

This prog featured the penultimate Dan Dare cover in Dave Gibbons' extended run and Colony Earth, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, M.A.C.H.1 and Walter The Wobot strips.

PAGE COUNT
5

REPRINTS
The Complete Harlem Heroes.

SYNOPSIS
The Harlem Hellcats almost have to concede defeat.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of the Long Island Sharks.

INFORMATION
Inferno, Rule 37: Any Inferno team failing to field a minimum of six men, must concede the game.

Final score: Harlem Hellcats 3 cave-ins (5 points), to the Long Island Sharks 0 cave-ins (0 points). The Harlem Hellcats win the brand new Inferno superliner and accessories.

GIANT
His body armour absorbed trhe blast of his jet-pack explosion.

ZACK
He is rendered unconscious by Giant's jet-pack explosion. He is heavily concussed.

LOUIS MAYER
Listed as a substitute, he returns just in time to prevent to the Harlem Hellcats from being forced to concede the match.

OTHER CHARACTERS
RIP VENNER
He breaks his arm in Giant's jet-pack explosion.

MARVIN BLOO
He hurts his arm in Giant's jet-pack explosion. Marvin has been nicknamed the 'Flying Ape'.

MOODY BLOO
His hits an Inferno ball so hard that it goes into 'white heat'

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Commentator: "And Moody Bloo is going to block it!"
Moody Bloo: "I ain't just gonna block it, Blabber-Lips...I'm gonna moider it!"

WORST LINES
Jaws Jessel: "Better start runnin', cave-man...Before I stuff this ball right down your..."
Louis Meyer: "(Tsk, Tsk) Such language."

Down his what?

CATCHPHRASES
There's a shout of "Inferno!" from either the commentator or crowd.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Louis Meyer returns to his original spelling of Mayer.

Also the final scoreboard is illegible.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Tom Tully
Artist: Belardinelli
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
The resolution to the cliffhanger is disappointing, but the action of the Inferno match is great. The cliffhanger ending is oddly undramatic, because Giant is more interested in the prizes than any revelation Louis Myer has too offer.