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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
After a theft is interrupted a dragon-like creature is caught in an explosion.
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After a theft is interrupted the lizard-like creature which was being stolen was caught in an explosion.
   
Stickleback is revived by Orlando, five years after he died.
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Stickleback was revived by Orlando, five years after he died.
   
Orlando tells 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.
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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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Stickleback goes 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.
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The creature that was stolen was being kept in a large building where it had been laying eggs.
   
 
==Creative Team==
 
==Creative Team==
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London
 
London
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Lord Talbot, a pub <!-- with a portrait of Bryan Talbot on the sign -->
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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The Brotherhood of the Book
 
The Brotherhood of the Book
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Eckert's Alternatives
   
 
==Species==
 
==Species==

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Number of the Beast was a Stickleback story which ran from 2000AD Prog 1824 onwards.

Synopsis

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.

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.

Stickleback goes 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.

Creative Team

Script: Ian Edginton

Art: D'Israeli

Letters: Ellie De Ville

Locations

London Lord Talbot, a pub

Characters

Doctor Orlando Doyle

Stickleback

Countess Irena Bernoulli (referred to)

Professor Challenger (referred to)

Miss Scarlet

The White Lotus Empress

Targus

Entities

The Brotherhood of the Book

Eckert's Alternatives

Species

Saurian Hominids / Sorries

Artifacts

Judas Silver

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