Page 1, panel 1 of the story appears to show the silhouettes of
Big Ben and the
Palace of Westminster in the pouring rain of England.
In panel 5 of page 1 of the story, a woman manning a
scanning console at SHADO HQ appears to be wearing the same
wig the women on Moonbase wear even though on the TV series,
it's only the Moonbase women who wear them as part
of their uniform.
As a UFO detection over London is lost in the bad
weather on page 1, Straker puts the SHADO Mobile units on
permanent standby. "Permanent" seems a bit extreme!
On page 2 of the story, the alien determines he must find
shelter from the weather after landing his UFO and leaves to
go walking through the pouring rain. It makes a bit of sense
that he might have to land to avoid damage to his craft in
the inclement weather, but why leave the UFO to seek
shelter? Isn't it shelter enough? Is he simply afraid of
being captured by SHADO if he stays with the craft, as
opposed to the effects of the rain?
On page 2, panel 3 of the story, the word "then" in the
narrative box should be "the".
Colonel Foster is again referred to as "Major" in this
The UFO has landed within the confines of the
On page 3 of the story, Foster grills the security guards of
the zoo in front of his SHADO Mobile and even describes the
damaged helmet found there as belonging to an alien. What
happened to SHADO being a secret organization from the
This story implies that the aliens can only breathe in a
liquid environment. But we've been given no real evidence
that's true and, in fact, a number of stories have
depicted the aliens surviving in the air, though only a
short time in Earth air (for example,
"A Question of
Priorities"). In "Identified",
it is implied that the liquid-breathing suits worn by the
aliens are intended to
ameliorate the effects of G-forces on the human body while
travelling at extremely high speeds in space. In this story, the alien is found
alive and breathing, after losing his helmet, in a
water-filled aquarium at the zoo.
The large, predatory feline that kills the alien on page 6
appears to be a cheetah, judging by the simple black spots
on its fur, as opposed to the rosette-type spots on similar
big cats such as the leopard and jaguar.
The story seems to imply that if a non-alien touches a
UFO, the craft will explode. This occurs when the attacking cheetah
unknowingly sets off the self-destruction of the ship.
On page 6 of the story, a SHADO agent remarks that maybe the
big cat that killed the alien had it's eye caught by the red
color of the spacesuit. This is probably a reference to the
concept of a bull charging at a matador's red cape.
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