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Strontium Dog: 'The Galaxy Killers', Part 3
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 88
28 Oct 78
Judge Dredd Megazine 214, Strontium Dog: The Early Cases and Strontium Dog Search/Destroy Agency Files 01.
Johnny and Wulf are forced to fight each other.
FIRSTS & LASTS
The Kwang is a two-headed club.
Kark orders Wulf to fight him, Wulf refuses so Johnny attacks him.
He is an expert with the Kwang. Kark orders him to fight Johnny. He refuses, but Johnny attacks him and goads him into a berserker rage.
He is scared of Kark and cannot bear to watch Johnny and Wulf fighting.
Wolrog. Commander of a penal battalion.
One. Kark says "Death is the only freedom!" as he frees a slave.
Wulf: "Pick somevun else. I not fight Johnny - he Vulf's friend."
Kark: "Friend, eh? Hrrr! That makes better! You fight or you die!"
Wulf: "Go jump in der lake!"
Kark roars a "Hrrrrrr!", a "Hrrrrrarrr!" and "Hrrr" twice. Wulf says der, somevun, voorm, Vulf, vun and vy. A Wolrog says "Drokk!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Probably the most famous example of two friends forced to fight to the death and Kirk and Spock in Star Trek's Amok Time (1967).
Script: T.B. Grover
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Johnny versus Wulf is a great idea and the mention of Wulf's Viking heritage is tantalising. There are some great alien designs here and the fight sequence is brilliantly plotted.
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