Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday Comics: Storm: The Battle for Earth

My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues. Earlier installments can be found here.

Storm: The Battle for Earth (1980) (part 4)
(Dutch: De Strijd om de Aarde)
Art by Don Lawrence & Script by Dick Matena

It's been months and the Supervisor still hasn't returned Ember. Luckily, Solon remembers (finally) that the Supervisor used to talk about a secret base in the Himalayas. Storm and Solon take off to find it.

With poor visibility in the driving snows, they crash their plan into the mountain. They survive and make their way into a cave only to be set upon by another threat:

They drive the creature away, but the melee led to the collapse of the tunnel entrance. They have no choice but to go deeper into the cave where amazingly, they find a jungle valley.  After being chased by a reptilian monster, they make a raft. The current is strong and they are carried along not to a falls, but to a torrent of water streaming upward! They're carried up it and their raft is smashed on a ledge. From there, they pass through a tunnel and step out again into the snows--with the Azurian Chultu Monastery in sight.

An Azurian patrol has discovered the the wreckage of their plane and informed the Supervisor. He watches Storm and Solon approach with a captive Ember close at hand. Our heroes walk right into a trap.

Suddenly, a strange spaceship appears out of nowhere:



Anonymous said...

Does anyone pilot an aircraft in this series without it crashing?

Trey said...

Only between adventures. :)

Anthony said...

The rocket in "The Von Neumann-machine" didn't make a crash-landing, nor did Renter Ka Rauw's airship in "The Slayer of Eriban" (Actually, Storm and his friends are selling that airship at the beginning of "The Hounds of Marduk". ;)