For some reason, the first two pages of each 3-page chapter of this
story are in color, with the third page in black-and-white.
SHADO's "area red seven" is deep in the English countryside.
On page 1 of the story, a moving truck labeled Carter
Haulage runs across a UFO landed in the middle of the
highway. Carter Haulage appears to be a fictional company
for the time, but
actual UK company by that name was established in 1979.
The alien hijacks the Carter Haulage truck and drives off in
it, complete with trailer. Yet, on page 2, panel 6, the
trailer is seen still sitting on the highway at the hijack
location as Freeman races off in search of it!
On page 1, panel 7 of the story, the end of the eye's word
balloon is "...you will do as say." It should read, "...you
will do as we say."
On page 8 of the story, a SHADAIR air controller refers to a
type of plane as a SHADAIR Amphibian, but it appears to be
one of the planes previously called an Albatross (see
"Reflections in the
Page 10 of the story reveals that Sky 1 can be armed with
a nuclear payload when so ordered by SHADO HQ.
Page 11 of the story suggests that Freeman is somehow
capable of acts of superhuman strength under the hypnotic
command of the alien eye.
How did the aliens know about the shipment of SHADO jackets
so it could tag them for tracking? I guess they still have
one or two informants in the organization.
Why don't the aliens use the hypnotic eyes more often? They
could carry some around for use on their missions whenever
they encounter a troublesome human.
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