Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Ro-Busters: Massacre On The Moon, Part 2

NAME
Ro-Busters: Massacre On The Moon, Part 2

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord Issue 16

DATELINE
26 August 78

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein avoid being massacred, save some children and escape.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Ro-Busters work by Jose Luis Ferrer and Paul Bensberg.

INFORMATION
Gassendi Dome is 500 miles from Craterville. It is the site of a mine and its dome is constructed of Low Tension Cellu-Wagnerfoam.

Low Tension Cellu-Wagnerfoam is a substance used in lunar construction. It can keep out the vacuum of space but allow an object to pass through it and then it seals behind it.


RO-JAWS
He and Hammer-Stein discover that Goltz has trapped them and following him they rescue two children from a mine, steal a lunar-bus and head for Copernicus City.

HAMMERSTEIN
He and Ro-Jaws discover that Goltz has trapped them and following him they rescue two children from a mine, steal a lunar-bus and head for Copernicus City.

OTHER CHARACTERS
MR. GOLTZ
He has delivered the Ro-Busters robots to Gassendi Dome, not Craterville, and attempts to destroy Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein. He flees into the mine.

DEATHS
At least four more robots are killed in the massacre

BEST LINES
Ro-Jaws (whilst biting down on Goltz's arm): "Surgrise, surgrise!"

WORST LINES
Goltz: "Fry, 'droids!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Gassendi is the genuine name of a large lunar crater, it is named after French astronomer Pierre Gassendi (1592–1655).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Jack Adrian
Artist: Ferrer
Letters: P. Bensberg

Ferrer is Jose Luis Ferrer. He also provided art for Ant Wars, Tharg's Future Shocks, Robo-Hunter and Holocaust.

REVIEW
This is great. Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein always work well with children and almost biting Goltz's arm off is a fantastic moment.

Next Issue: 'We've Been Heading In The Wrong Direction!'