This episode is, basically, an Intuitor Browne solo adventure. Man, I really loved writing this character.
This is the hinge point of the series where we open up not only the story, but Intuitor Browne's own inner character -- while allowing 2 or 3 plot-strands to intersect.
I'm oddly proud of my writing on this episode: it's one of those rare instances where I felt like it mostly went right. The short, episodic nature of 2000AD series means you usually have to use a compressed form of story-telling - 5 pages, 5 / 6-panels a page: space is at a premium - but I managed to get this episode to unfold at its own (mostly) unhurried pace -- Time seems to slow down, briefly speed up, then slow down again -- weirdly, a lot of story gets unlocked in this ish without it feeling rushed or collapsed, yet it feels like not much happened on teh surface. Don't normally have the luxury of being able to do this in an anthology format.
John's art is especially stunning here -- perfect composition on the opening page: you get a real sense of time & place, of being there -- and how he animates - brings to life - what must be one of the most daftest fight-scenes ever: everthing in motion, but not a line out of place. A true master.
A zoom into the background detail of a panel featuring one of my favourite lines: