Page 45 Review by Jonathan
""Fire doesn't burn that way." Your words.
"You said in the incident report several times. And I've heard you say it since."
You may yourselves recall Clive Slipaway telling us more than once about the wartime incident in which his ship was dramatically set aflame and promptly sunk with substantial loss of life, though he himself manage to survive only to be captured by the enemy. Well, it seems there may have been more to the incident than meets the eye... at least according to intelligence officer Major Upton, who you would think might be in the know about that sort of stuff.
Now... where else have we seen strange flaming weapons that instantly incinerate things recently...? Ah yes...
Our anthropomorphic chums return, well, except for poor old Fawkes, who was last seen getting roasted alive to a degree that a Gruffalo would heartily approve of after finally going against a lifetime of conniving and chicanery and generally surviving just fine and dandy thank you to play the hero! Thanks to a lovely little amusing conceit though, you'll almost be convinced he managed to survive. It's like Messrs. Abnett & Culbard weren't quite ready to let go of the foxy blighter! But local journalist Peter Minks, feline Susan Peardew and Alphie the piglet are all back safe and sound. Well, they're back.
So, is there any hope at all of turning the proverbial tide against the global alien invasion of fire-breathing, flexible-limbed, giant streetlights? Indeed is there even anyone else left with the gumption to fight aside from our ragtag bunch of survivors? And even if there were, what on Earth could they possibly do? Or does the answer perhaps... [CENSORED]. Well... again, any chance they do have might be down to information that Major Upton is in possession of... Just how is it that she seems to know so much about this mysterious alien menace and what possibly represents the Earth's last, incredibly slim hope for survival...?
Yes, the concluding third of this amusing take on the classic retro-alien invasion theme is finally here! Straight out in graphic novel form this time, no messing about with the penny dreadful periodicals! As before, much interesting between-papers such as diary entries, government announcements, maps etc. flesh out the fun. At least until it's seared off... For much, much more on this fabulous series see our Stephen's reviews of WILD'S END VOL 1 and WILD'S END VOL 2.