Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Ro-Busters: The Ritz Space Hotel, Part 4

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Ritz Space Hotel, Part 4

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord Issue 10

DATELINE
15 July 78

This issue of Starlord also featured Strontium Dog, Timequake, Mind Wars and Planet Of The Damned strips with a cover by Graham Cotton

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
Hammer-Stein goes on the warpath, Ro-Jaws prevents a suicide and Quake-A-Mass starts a massacre.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Ro-Busters story that has lasted to four parts.

INFORMATION
British Ley-Mek no longer make model T robots.

Garbage gobblers are garbage disposal chutes.

RO-JAWS
He has an extendable arm.

HAMMER-STEIN
He is in danger of starting a robot revolt singlehandedly.


OTHER CHARACTERS
GERRY
The chairman of British Ley-Mek.

½ TOUGH
A Model T robot.


QUAKE-A-MASS
External maintenance robot. He breaks into the Ritz Space Hotel interior through the vista window.

SING-ALONGA-MAX
He declares that the robot revolt has begun.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Hammer-Stein: "I wanna rip heads off!"

You and me both.

WORST LINES
Sing-Alonga-Max: "'Droid, 'droid, crazy 'droid! Keep coooool 'droid!"

CATCHPHRASES
Quartz didn't get where he am today..., while Quake-A-Mass borrows a catchphrase and threatens to do "Big Jobs"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The revolting robot click and/or klik their fingers in a style that is very West Side Story (1957). Quake-A-Mass's name obviously recalls Quatermass, first seen in The Quatermass Experiment (1953)

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Pino
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
This part manages to have a great beginning, middle and end, but still feels a bit lacking.

Next Week: 'The Humes Are Being Ripped Apart!'