Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Ro-Busters: Ro-Jaws' Memoirs, Part Three - Out!

NAME
Ro-Busters: Ro-Jaws' Memoirs, Part Three - Out!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 95

DATELINE
13 Jan 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 83 and The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
Ro-Jaws and Ginger adjust to life on the outside.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Earliest mention of Ro-Busters.

INFORMATION
Robots are forbidden from certain premises, must comply with a curfew between 10pm and 6am and travel at a speed limit. Unemployed robots are required to report to Robo-Exchanges where those that have been unemployed for more than twelve weeks are incinerated in blast furnaces.

Robots work as editors and translators.

A 7000/L Series Androids with plasti-skin and synthi-hair are potentially indistinguishable from humans.

RO-JAWS
He and Ginger are released from robo-prison. When Ginger accidentally trips someone over and is accused of attacking him. A mob attempts electrocute them both, but they are saved by a George Washington robot purporting to be human. The council refused him re-employment and he was sent to work for a removals firm, but rejected by the owner. He got a job as a grave digger. He witnesses George robbing a bank and helps him to escape into the sewers.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GINGER
He and Ro-Jaws are released from robo-prison. He accidentally trips someone over and is accused of attacking him. A mob attempts electrocute he and Ro-Jaws, but he was saved by a George Washington robot purporting to be human. The taxi company he previously worked for refused to re-employ him and he was sent to work for a removals firm.

GEORGE WASHINGTON
A 7000/L Series Android. He is a member of the Resistance and saves Ro-Jaws and Ginger from a mob about to electrocute them. He later helps rob a bank to fund the Resistance..

ROBOT ZJ3
Robot sent to Ro-Busters by a robo-exchange.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ro-Jaws: "Eventually we got sent to a removal firm run by a Mr. Dratanblast...I think that's what he called himself..."
Skinner: "Dratanblast! Is this the best the robo-exchange could send me?"

WORST LINES
Noone.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Ro-Jaws hopes he never ends up at Ro-Busters.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
George Washington (1731 or 1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–1797).

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Mike Dorey
Letters: Pete Knight

REVIEW
This is excellent. The artwork is great and Ro-Jaws character is given an excellent chance to shine.

Next Prog: With The Robot Resistance!