Thursday, 10 April 2014

Walter's Robo-Tale: Shok!

NAME
Walter's Robo-Tale: Shok!

FIRST PUBLISHED
Judge Dredd Annual 1981

DATELINE
1 Sept 80

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
2000AD Prog 612, Judge Dredd (Volume 2) 35, the Hardware DVD liner notes and online at Barney.

SYNOPSIS
Lyn's present attacks her.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Andy Warhol Block is home to Mega-City One's artist colony.

S.H.O.K. Troopers When dismantled they are able to tap a power source and reassemble themselves.

Robot vacuum cleaners are available. Relaxatrion is a form of relaxation.

Laser carvers are a kitchen implement.

Night Crawler is a horror Holo-TV show.


LYN
Metalwork sculptor. She lives in Andy Warhol Block. Mike gives her a dismantled S.H.O.K. Trooper robot as a present. It uses the power source from her vacuum cleaner robot to reassemble itself, attacks Lyn and locks her in. She blinds it with her metal work acid, but it can still track her via her body heat. It attacks again, she impales it and confuses it with an open freezer door. She attacks it with a laser carver.

MIKE
He gives Lyn a dismantled S.H.O.K. Trooper robot as a present. He is called in to help search for Flight AZ Beta missing over the Cursed Earth.

OTHER CHARACTERS
BEX
Vacuum cleaner robot.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Lyn: "A S.H.O.K. Trooper! Oh, thank you, Mike - the heads make perfect soap holders!"

WORST LINES
S.H.O.K. Trooper: "Severe Sssurprise!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Rogan/O'Neill
Artist: O'Neill
Letters: T. Jacob

REVIEW
The fight sequence is great, the spikiness of the war droid is brilliant and it's refreshing to see a female protagonist for once.