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''Number of the Beast'' was a [[Stickleback]] story which ran from [[Prog 1824|2000AD Prog 1824]] onwards.
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| series = [[Stickleback (series)]]
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| story = Number of the Beast
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| script = [[Ian Edginton]]
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| art = [[D'Israeli]]
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| colour =
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| letters = [[Ellie De Ville]]
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| published = [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1824]] - [[Prog 1835]]
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| episodes =
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| pages =
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| previous =
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| next = [[The Thru’Penny Opera]]
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}}
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
===Part One===
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===Part One<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part One, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1824]]</ref>===
 
After a theft is interrupted the lizard-like creature which was being stolen was caught in an explosion.
 
After a theft is interrupted the lizard-like creature which was being stolen was caught in an explosion.
   
 
[[Stickleback]] was revived by Orlando, five years after he died.
 
[[Stickleback]] was revived by Orlando, five years after he died.
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===Part Two<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Two, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1825]]</ref>===
===Part Two===
 
 
 
Orlando told Stickleback that In the five years since he died the state has appropriated the workshops and warehouses which the Countess Irena Bernoulli had secreted across the country. Those with military applications had been kept by the state, though access had been granted to certain other technologies to such luminaries as Bazalgette and Brunel, who have proceeded to apply what they have learnt to transport, sanitation, communication and commerce.
 
Orlando told Stickleback that In the five years since he died the state has appropriated the workshops and warehouses which the Countess Irena Bernoulli had secreted across the country. Those with military applications had been kept by the state, though access had been granted to certain other technologies to such luminaries as Bazalgette and Brunel, who have proceeded to apply what they have learnt to transport, sanitation, communication and commerce.
   
 
Professor Challenger had brought back a Saurian Hominid egg from South America, which has been used to breed hundreds of millions of drones.  The Saurian Hominids, or Sorries seem to live for just a few years, are apparently passive, servile and obedient and have been intensively farmed until it is estimated that there are thirty for every human on the planet.  After death, their bodies are ground into meal and fed to the next generation.  Despite their apparent passivity there has been a recent attack on a Sorrie factory.
 
Professor Challenger had brought back a Saurian Hominid egg from South America, which has been used to breed hundreds of millions of drones.  The Saurian Hominids, or Sorries seem to live for just a few years, are apparently passive, servile and obedient and have been intensively farmed until it is estimated that there are thirty for every human on the planet.  After death, their bodies are ground into meal and fed to the next generation.  Despite their apparent passivity there has been a recent attack on a Sorrie factory.
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===Part Three<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Three, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1826]]</ref>===
===Part Three===
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Stickleback went to see the White Lotus Empress to see his son, a request which is not granted and leaves the Empress's court with Miss Scarlet .
 
Stickleback went to see the White Lotus Empress to see his son, a request which is not granted and leaves the Empress's court with Miss Scarlet.
 
   
 
The creature that was stolen was being kept in a large building where it had been laying eggs.
 
The creature that was stolen was being kept in a large building where it had been laying eggs.
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===Part Four<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Four, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1827]]</ref>===
===Part Four<ref>Part Four, [[Prog 1827|2000AD Prog 1827]]</ref>===
 
 
 
Stickleback and Miss Scarlet paid a visit on Dr Praetorius where they found out more about the Sorries, before being escorted from the building.
 
Stickleback and Miss Scarlet paid a visit on Dr Praetorius where they found out more about the Sorries, before being escorted from the building.
   
===Part Five<ref>Part Five, [[Prog 1828|2000AD Prog 1828]]</ref>===
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===Part Five<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Five, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1828]]</ref>===
   
 
They followed up with a home visit where they found that Praetorius had stolen some eggs and reared some warrior caste sorries to produce the correct concentration of bio-chemicals. Much more fierce and intelligent than their servant class brethren, nine of them had managed to escape, taking with them notes and journals regarding the medication of the queen. Henry lost control of his emotions and, due to the effects of the Sorrie bio-chemicals, turned into Edward Hide.
 
They followed up with a home visit where they found that Praetorius had stolen some eggs and reared some warrior caste sorries to produce the correct concentration of bio-chemicals. Much more fierce and intelligent than their servant class brethren, nine of them had managed to escape, taking with them notes and journals regarding the medication of the queen. Henry lost control of his emotions and, due to the effects of the Sorrie bio-chemicals, turned into Edward Hide.
   
===Part Six<ref>Part Six, [[Prog 1829|2000AD Prog 1829]]</ref>===
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===Part Six<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Six, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1829]]</ref>===
Before Miss Scarlet subdued him, he killed Dr Praetorius and attacked Stickleback. During her time with the White Lotus Empress protecting her and Stickleback's son, she had been trained by great sages and warriors.
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Hide killed Dr Praetorius and attacked Stickleback before Scarlet subdued him and injected him with the serum.
   
===Part Seven<ref>Part Seven, 2000AD [[Prog 1830]]</ref>===
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===Part Seven<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Seven, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1830]]</ref>===
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Paying tribute to the Rat Queen, Stickleback and Miss Scarlet were taken to see her in the sewers.
   
===Part Eight<ref>Part Eight, 2000AD [[Prog 1831]]</ref>===
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===Part Eight<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Eight, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1831]]</ref>===
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While Stickleback and Miss Scarlet were in her presence, the domain of the Rat Queen was attacked by the Sorries, who had arrived in the sewers days earlier.
   
===Part Nine<ref>Part Nine, 2000AD [[Prog 1832]]</ref>===
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===Part Nine<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Nine, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1832]]</ref>===
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The Sorries caught up with the trio, Stickelback buys them some time but they are cornered. Black Bob arrives to protect Stickleback.
   
===Part Ten<ref>Part Ten, 2000AD [[Prog 1833]]</ref>===
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===Part Ten<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Ten, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1833]]</ref>===
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Bob revealed that he had stitched himself back together, and that Tonga was now part of him.
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===Part Eleven<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Eleven, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1834]]</ref>===
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Having sent Miss Scarlet to take a message to the White Lotus Empress, guided by Moody, Stickleback and Bob entered the centre of the lizard queen's lair.
   
===Part Eleven<ref>Part Eleven, 2000AD [[Prog 1834]]</ref>===
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===Part Twelve<ref>[[Stickleback]]: Number of the Beast Part Twelve, [[2000AD]] [[Prog 1835]]</ref>===
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As his offer to help the sorries was rejected, Bob and Stickleback had to fight the lizards off. Their ammunition depleted, arsenic was dropped from the world above at the last moment. Emerging to the surface, Bob revealed Stickleback and a sorrie from within.
==Creative Team==
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Meanwhile, Bey had been resurrected as the City Father.
 
Script: [[Ian Edginton]]
 
 
Art: [[D'Israeli]]
 
 
Letters: [[Ellie De Ville]]
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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*London
London
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**[[The Monkey's Uncle]]
Lord Talbot, a pub <!-- with a portrait of Bryan Talbot on the sign -->
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**[[Lord Talbot]]
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**[[The Ash Tree]]
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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*[[Doctor Orlando Doyle]]
[[Doctor Orlando Doyle]]
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*[[Stickleback]]
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*[[Countess Irena Bernoulli]] (referred to)
[[Stickleback]]
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*[[Professor Challenger]] (referred to)
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*[[Miss Scarlet]]
[[Countess Irena Bernoulli]] (referred to)
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*[[The White Lotus Empress]]
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*[[Targus]]
[[Professor Challenger]] (referred to)
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*[[Doctor Septimus Praetorius]], a cryptobiologist
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*[[Doctor Henry]]
[[Miss Scarlet]]
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*[[Edward Hide]], alter ego of Henry.
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*[[Moody Various]]
[[The White Lotus Empress]]
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*[[Rat Queen]]
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*[[Black Bob]]
[[Targus]]
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*[[Fiery Jack]]
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*[[Little Tonga]]
[[Doctor Septimus Praetorius]], a cryptobiologist
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*[[Valentine Bey]]
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*[[City Father]]
[[Doctor Henry]]
 
 
[[Edward Hide]], alter ego of Henry.
 
 
 
==Entities==
 
==Entities==
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*[[The Brotherhood of the Book]]
[[The Brotherhood of the Book]]
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*Wold Newton Tours
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*Trotter's Independent Traders
Eckert's Alternatives
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*Eckert's Alternatives
 
 
==Species==
 
==Species==
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*Saurian Hominids / [[Sorries]]
Saurian Hominids / [[Sorries]]
 
 
 
==Artifacts==
 
==Artifacts==
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*Judas Silver
Judas Silver
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==Publication History==
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*[[2000AD]] [[Prog 1824]] - [[Prog 1835]]
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*Number of the Beast (2014, collected with [[London's Burning]])
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:22, December 25, 2014


SynopsisEdit

Part One[1]Edit

After a theft is interrupted the lizard-like creature which was being stolen was caught in an explosion.

Stickleback was revived by Orlando, five years after he died.

Part Two[2]Edit

Orlando told Stickleback that In the five years since he died the state has appropriated the workshops and warehouses which the Countess Irena Bernoulli had secreted across the country. Those with military applications had been kept by the state, though access had been granted to certain other technologies to such luminaries as Bazalgette and Brunel, who have proceeded to apply what they have learnt to transport, sanitation, communication and commerce.

Professor Challenger had brought back a Saurian Hominid egg from South America, which has been used to breed hundreds of millions of drones.  The Saurian Hominids, or Sorries seem to live for just a few years, are apparently passive, servile and obedient and have been intensively farmed until it is estimated that there are thirty for every human on the planet.  After death, their bodies are ground into meal and fed to the next generation.  Despite their apparent passivity there has been a recent attack on a Sorrie factory.

Part Three[3]Edit

Stickleback went to see the White Lotus Empress to see his son, a request which is not granted and leaves the Empress's court with Miss Scarlet .

The creature that was stolen was being kept in a large building where it had been laying eggs.

Part Four[4]Edit

Stickleback and Miss Scarlet paid a visit on Dr Praetorius where they found out more about the Sorries, before being escorted from the building.

Part Five[5]Edit

They followed up with a home visit where they found that Praetorius had stolen some eggs and reared some warrior caste sorries to produce the correct concentration of bio-chemicals. Much more fierce and intelligent than their servant class brethren, nine of them had managed to escape, taking with them notes and journals regarding the medication of the queen. Henry lost control of his emotions and, due to the effects of the Sorrie bio-chemicals, turned into Edward Hide.

Part Six[6]Edit

Hide killed Dr Praetorius and attacked Stickleback before Scarlet subdued him and injected him with the serum.

Part Seven[7]Edit

Paying tribute to the Rat Queen, Stickleback and Miss Scarlet were taken to see her in the sewers.

Part Eight[8]Edit

While Stickleback and Miss Scarlet were in her presence, the domain of the Rat Queen was attacked by the Sorries, who had arrived in the sewers days earlier.

Part Nine[9]Edit

The Sorries caught up with the trio, Stickelback buys them some time but they are cornered. Black Bob arrives to protect Stickleback.

Part Ten[10]Edit

Bob revealed that he had stitched himself back together, and that Tonga was now part of him.

Part Eleven[11]Edit

Having sent Miss Scarlet to take a message to the White Lotus Empress, guided by Moody, Stickleback and Bob entered the centre of the lizard queen's lair.

Part Twelve[12]Edit

As his offer to help the sorries was rejected, Bob and Stickleback had to fight the lizards off. Their ammunition depleted, arsenic was dropped from the world above at the last moment. Emerging to the surface, Bob revealed Stickleback and a sorrie from within. Meanwhile, Bey had been resurrected as the City Father.

LocationsEdit

CharactersEdit

EntitiesEdit

SpeciesEdit

ArtifactsEdit

  • Judas Silver

Publication HistoryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part One, 2000AD Prog 1824
  2. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Two, 2000AD Prog 1825
  3. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Three, 2000AD Prog 1826
  4. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Four, 2000AD Prog 1827
  5. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Five, 2000AD Prog 1828
  6. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Six, 2000AD Prog 1829
  7. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Seven, 2000AD Prog 1830
  8. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Eight, 2000AD Prog 1831
  9. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Nine, 2000AD Prog 1832
  10. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Ten, 2000AD Prog 1833
  11. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Eleven, 2000AD Prog 1834
  12. Stickleback: Number of the Beast Part Twelve, 2000AD Prog 1835
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