Friday, 11 October 2013

Ro-Busters: Massacre On The Moon, Part 4

NAME
Ro-Busters: Massacre On The Moon, Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord Issue 18

DATELINE
9 September 78

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein return to Craterville, O'Gonsell blames them for the massacre and Quartz sets Mek-Quake on them.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
A scout-craft can still fly with a shattered cabin.


RO-JAWS
He helps free Hammer-Stein from the Lunar Dustbowl. Upon returning to Craterville, Ro-Jaws fires caustic foam into someone's face during a fight.

HAMMER-STEIN
He is a Mark 4A Lead-Assault War 'Droid. He has a tritanium-steel-flexi-cable in his left arm and a jet booster on his back. Ro-Jaws helps free him from the Lunar Dustbowl. He bats a bomb back at the scout craft that dropped it and pilots the craft to Craterville.

OTHER CHARACTERS
K.G. O'GONSELL
He convinces Quartz that Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein have malfunctioned and started a massacre.

HOWARD QUARTZ
He orders Mek-Quake to the moon to destroy Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein.

DEATHS
Presumably at least one. When Hammer-Stein destroys the scout craft we see an ejecting pilot who has little hope of surviving.

BEST LINES
Ro-Jaws: "Yeah, a clean-up job! Try a little caustic foam, mate!"

WORST LINES
Goltz: "Those dam 'droids! Nail 'em fast!"

CATCHPHRASES
Mek-Quake promises big jobs again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Goltz says dam, rather than damn.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Jack Adrian
Artist: Ferrer
Letters: Paul Bensberg

REVIEW
Again the set pieces are good and the story is fun, but this is clearly a diversion from the story.

Next Week: 'The Boss, He Say...Smash Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein!'