Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ro-Busters: The Ritz Space Hotel, Part 5

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Ritz Space Hotel, Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
Starlord Issue 11

DATELINE
22 July 78

This issue also contain Timequake, Mind Wars and a one-off called Good Morning, Sheldon, I Love You! strips and a Mind Wars cover by an unknown artist.

PAGE COUNT
7

REPRINTS
The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
The robot revolt continues apace and Hammer-Stein kills Ro-Jaws.

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

INFORMATION
Robots were invented in the 1970's. .


RO-JAWS
He and Hammer-Stein fight.

HAMMER-STEIN
He is bullet proof. He and Ro-Jaws fight and Hammer-Stein believs he has killed his friend.

OTHER CHARACTERS
HOWARD QUARTZ
He refuses to believe in the robot revolt.

DEATHS
At least eight. Hotel guests die in the vacuum of space, in Quake-A-Mass' jaws and burnt to death by Waiter robots.


BEST LINES
Hammer-Stein: "I'm gonna do some panel beating on you!"

WORST LINES
Swing-Alonga-Max: "'Cos I'm a...Mekman"
Robot #1: "M"
Robot #2: "E"
Robot #3: "K"
Robot #4: "M"
Robot #5: "A"
Robot #6: "N!"
Swing-Alonga-Max: "'Cos I'm a...Mekman"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Quake-A-Mass claims he "reaches the humes that other robots cannot reach!" which references Heineken's main UK advertising slogan "refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach"

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Pino
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
The juxtaposition between the calm of the boardroom and the robot rebellion outside is nicely handled.

Next Week: 'No Prisoners! No Prisoners!'