Walter The Wobot: Walter's Brother, Part 2 - The Night Of The Mugger
2000 A.D. Prog 53
25 Feb 78
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 01.
Walter runs into an unsavoury character whilst on the run.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First Walter The Wobot story to reach two parts and the first to be named. Possibly the first use of the word "fink".
The dark alleyways of Luna-1 are a criminal hangout.
WALTER THE WOBOT
He is still a wanted robot. There is a reward for his capture, alive or deactivated. He meets a mugger who threatens to deactivate him, wants to steal his bag of precious things and when he realises Walter's identity he intends to claim the reward. Someone intervenes.
He has been featured in the press thousands of times. Walter has collected the cuttings.
Unknown: "Hands off, creep! He's mine, you old buzzard. Walt an' me got a score to settle!"
Mugger: "Wha-? Thoussands of press cuttings - all about that crumb Dredd!"
Walter says bwave, cwipes, cwumb, Dwedd, gweat, memowies, pwecious, pwetending, wotten, wun, scoundwel and scwewdwiver.
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Script: Joe Collins
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: Tony Jacob
Things go from bad to worse for Walter and yet he stays true to what is most important to him. There is something very sinister, but secure about this. The cliffhanger is great too. I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying Walter's own strip.
Next Pwog: The Bubbly Death.