Mission Log: AF2.18/2

Atari Force #18, backup story
Jun 1985
"A Boy & His Hukka"
Starring: Hukka
7 pages

Credits
Writer:Dave Manak
Penciller:Marshall Rogers
Inker:Joe DelBeato
Colorist:Tom Ziuko
Letterer:Bob Lappan
Editor:Andy Helfer

A 10-year-old Chris (with a crewcut) takes Hukka with him to the toy store to pick up that week's Astro-bots. Hukka is distracted by a cymbal-clinking monkey and stays as Chris wanders towards home, assuming Hukka is following. Closing time comes and Hukka is locked in. The guard dog is released and pursues Hukka, who successfully defends himself for a time. Meanwhile, Chris finally notices Hukka is missing and heads back to the toy store. The dog has just found Hukka hiding amongst the dolls. Chris phases in to rescue him, causing the dog to faint and setting off the security alarms. This brings the guard who takes Chris and Hukka to go call his parents. Trust me, it's more fun than it sounds.

Annotations

  1. Page 2: Apparently the Big Wheel is still around in 2018 (panel 2). Also, they've brought back the Super Powers collection (DC's toy line of the time (1985), based on the Super Powers Saturday morning cartoon (a replacement for the Super Friends); panels 2 and 5).
  2. Page 3, panel 1: Note Robby the Robot and a pair of toys that suggest the shapes of C-3PO and R2-D2.
  3. Page 8, panels 3 and 5: Note the back of Daffy Duck's head.

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Created: 28 Apr 1999; Last Modified: 28 Apr 1999