Saturday, 12 October 2013

Ro-Busters: Massacre On The Moon, Part 5

NAME
Ro-Busters: Massacre On The Moon, Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord Issue 19

DATELINE
16 September 78

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein save the day. Sort of.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Ro-Busters five parter.

INFORMATION
The Beezt are from the planet Rabelais 4 and their mental force-field is Lazooka-proof.

Following O'Gonsell's downfall, the United Planetary Authority place the Moon under martial law and release the abducted Lunar Diggings personnel.


RO-JAWS
He knocks out Ka-Zar the Beezt with his shovel. He refuses to self-destruct to save Quartz.

HAMMER-STEIN
He drives a recyclable-effluent-transporter to O'Gonsell's HQ. He refuses to self-destruct to save Quartz.

OTHER CHARACTERS
HOWARD QUARTZ
O'Gonsell holds him at gunpoint and threatens to kills him unless Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein self-destruct. They refuse.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
O'Gonsell: "Curse! Either you two 'droids self-destruct or I fissionise your boss!"
Ro-Jaws: "Y'hear that, Hammer-Stein? The guy's talkin' sense at last!"
Hammer-Stein: "Yeah - go ahead, pal! We don't care! It'll give us the biggest laugh of the year!"

WORST LINES
Quartz: "Viradium? Here? On the moon?"
O'Gonsell: "Yeah - it's ironic! Under the only part of the moon I don't own!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The Beezt's home planet is named after Fran├žois Rabelais (circa 1494–1553), a writer best known for Gargantua And Pantagruel.

MISTAKES
In Part 4, Hammer-Stein was described as a Mark 4A Lead Assault War 'Droid, now he's 3A.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Jack Adrian
Artist: Pino
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
Another rushed ending, but with some wonderful art, fantastic page layouts and the opportunity for our heroes to insult their boss.

Next Week: 'Girders...Crashing Down! They'll Flatten 'Im!'