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brassmonkey001

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One for the old timers
« on: 16 May, 2018, 06:10:01 pm »
Does anyone remember a one-off story (Future Shocks?) from an early issue where the world population was so dissatisfied with their lot and it was decided to find the living direct descendant of the first person to invent fire or the wheel which was considered where it all started to go wrong, and execute him? I think there was a twist at the end where it actually it was the world president who turned out to be the true descendant and he was the one who came up with the idea in the first place?

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Re: One for the old timers
« Reply #1 on: 16 May, 2018, 06:45:28 pm »
I do indeed - I think this was from the early 300s, and you've got the twist exactly right. I'm sure someone with a better memory will be able to give you the exact prog number and credits.

There was a very similar one where time-viewing allowed everybody in the future to find at least one famous ancestor, except one boring guy - they track his line right back to neanderthal times finding nothing, until he picks up a bone during an argument, so they think he invented the first weapon - but then he tosses it aside and the other caveman picks it up and brains him with it - he is still delighted to get his medal certifying that he's descended from the VICTIM of the very first weapon.

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Re: One for the old timers
« Reply #2 on: 18 May, 2018, 10:51:40 am »
It's in the new Future Shocks collection

Ernesto Hornetz Must Die
Script: Gary Rice
Art: Mike White

Prog 211

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Re: One for the old timers
« Reply #3 on: 19 May, 2018, 07:56:04 pm »
It's in the new Future Shocks collection

Ernesto Hornetz Must Die
Script: Gary Rice
Art: Mike White

Prog 211

Lettering: Peter Knight

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Re: One for the old timers
« Reply #4 on: 20 May, 2018, 11:10:25 pm »
Brilliant! Thanks guys.  :thumbsup: