Saturday, 13 April 2013
Inferno, Part 31
Inferno, Part 31
2000 A.D. Prog 66
27 May 78
This prog featured Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks, Death Planet and M.A.C.H.0 strips, behind a Judge Dredd cover by Mike McMahon.
The Complete Harlem Heroes.
Artie Gruber is forced to leave Giant alone and kill Cindy instead.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First work of the strip by John Aldrich.
A soccer-shot involves a player kicking the Inferno ball with their foot.
Global Films make horror movies.
Score so far: Harlem Hellcats 1 cave in (3 points) to the Philadelphia Freaks 0 (0 points).
He scores a cave-in from an assist by Cindy Lamont.
He successfully catches a ball in white heat.
He suggests that Artie Gruber's hatred of Giant makes him stronger. He tells Gruber to postpone killing Giant and to end Cindy Lamont's life first.
She angers Artie Gruber enough that he throws the ball directly at her and she gains possession for the Harlem Hellcats.
Artie: "Stop it, ya hear? Ain't...nothing wrong with my face!"
Cindy: "Nothing that a new head wouldn't improve!"
Slim: "Now I know why you took a chance on her, Giant! Cindy had a crush on Hale Eegle..!"
So that's how she got the edge on Louis and Marvin. Also how could Slim tell from the way she played Inferno?
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None, but Artie Gruber has a beautiful line in exclaimations with a "Fnuurrrggle!", an "Aaaauulgh!" and a "Gyeeeeeaaah!".
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Cindy mentions Frankenstein Meets The Blood-Beast From Mars referencing Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, which has frequently been filmed most notably as Frankenstein (1931) and Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), but also as Cindy hints at it was frequently combined with other intellectual properties such as Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943), Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Frankenstein Meets The Space Monster (1965), Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966), Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971), Dracula: Prisoner Of Frankenstein (1972) and Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (1974). I have nothing on The Blood-Beast From Mars.
Massimo Belardinelli draws a self-portrait into the crowd on the first page, with his spectator thinking "What am I doing here?"
Script: Tom Tully
Letters: John Aldrich
The Philadelphia Freaks are a lot of fun and this is the first part to really show off the great design of their cave-man. The second white heat ball in as many parts feels a bit repetitive, but serves to show Artie's superhuman strength in contrast to Eegle's human frailty. Putting Artie versus Giant on one side in favour of Artie versus Cindy is a nice departure from the Harlem Heroes remake of recent parts.
Next Prog: Death Play!