Monday, 5 August 2013

Walter The Wobot: 'Meet Mek-Quake', Part 2

NAME
Walter The Wobot: 'Meet Mek-Quake', Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 85

DATELINE
7 Oct 78

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
Maria comes to Walter's rescue.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Walter The Wobot two parter.

INFORMATION
Named Judges: Judge Ditko.


WALTER THE WOBOT
Maria saves him from Mek-Quake. During the altercation, Walter is shaken and it fixes his scanner fault.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MARIA
She searches for Walter all over Mega-City 1, eventually finding him at the Robo-Pound.

MEK-QUAKE
He is about to dismantle Walter when Maria intervenes.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Maria: "Maria never-a give up! You let-a go of Judge Dredd's friend - Subito!"

WORST LINES
Walter: "Cwipes! My scanner is working pwoperly again!"

CATCHPHRASES
Mek-Quake says Big Jobs again, Maria says "subito!", which means "at once!", while Walter says awound, cwipes, cwuel, pwoperly, wecognise, welease and wotter, but has no trouble with Maria.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Maria nags Walter to make Dredd's tea, so presumably this strip takes place after Dredd's return from the Cursed Earth, but Walter is not surprised that the Judge has returned, so after their initial reunion.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
One of the Judges is called Ditko, which is presumably a reference to Steve Ditko, comics artist and co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: G.P. Rice
Artist: B. McCarthy
Letters: Jill Raphaeline

In addition to this strip, Jill Raphaeline lettered one of the Tharg's Future Shocks in the same prog.

REVIEW
The first part was an interesting, if odd, beginning. The second part doesn't live up to expectations, nor does Mek-Quake's appearance add anything of note.

The End.