|2000 AD #397 ©Rebellion A/S|
Published: December 22 1984 (first edition)
ISBN/print: weekly magazine
Size/binding: A4 newspaper
Cover: Steve Dillon
Title: Book Four The Gothic Empire part 11
Artist: Bryan Talbot
Nemesis The Warlock
Story:Facing the firing squad, Hammerstein is saved at the last minute by Nemesis who has found a new agenda for him, in order to him to make amends. Hammerstein will military train the Goth's army as soon as the seven A.B.C. Warriors are reformed to save the Empire. But The Mess is still on Mars and 'Happy Shrapnel' has died on Mars in a brawl. And Ro-Jaws wants to be a part of the team. Meanwhile Starblower, Ursa and Torquemada in his Phantom form has returned to Britannia. They have to find a permanent body to the Grand Master, one that doesn't reject his spirit. Professor Frankenstein, superintendent of the 'Rue Morgue' mortuary pretends to have the solution by using reanimated cadavers. Torquemada chooses the tallest and strongest body presented to him, but before proceeding to the embodiment, Professor Frankenstein warns the Grand Master that once he has entered, it will remain his permanent body and could die with it (5 pages).
Comments:Let's say that Happy Shrapnel is supposedly dead (see the recent A.B.C. Warriors story 'Return to Earth'). Nemesis refers to Hammerstein as 'Old Red Eye'. The references here are too obvious to comment.
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