Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part Three - "Robots Don't Live Here Anymore..."

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part Three - "Robots Don't Live Here Anymore..."

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 105

DATELINE
24 Mar 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 71, Cyber Crush 09, 2000AD Extreme Edition 24, Ro-Busters Book 2 and The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
The robots escape Quartz' plan, but find themselves

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Miss Marilyn and Quartz.

INFORMATION
Most robots have screw fittings made to international standards and can swap body parts with each other.

The motto of Punishment and Discipline Troopers is "shoot first, ask questions later".

RO-JAWS
He suggests the robots play Swopsey and exchange body parts to annoy the overseer enough to open the pod door. He swaps his head with Hammer-Stein. It works and he and Hammer-Stein force their way into the cockpit and separate the pod containing the other robots from the Preying Mantis. The Preying Mantis explodes and the robots bail out of the pod over Britain. He returns Hammer-Stein's body to him. He declares himself a free robot.

HAMMER-STEIN
In Swopsey, he swaps his head with Ro-Jaws. He and Ro-Jaws force their way into the cockpit and separate the pod containing the other robots from the Preying Mantis. The Preying Mantis explodes and the robots bail out of the pod over Britain. He returns Hammer-Stein's body to him. He declares himself a free robot.


OTHER CHARACTERS
MEK-QUAKE
He remains behind at Ro-Busters.

X-27?
He memory seems to be returning since he became a free robot. He may have been to Saturn.

DEATHS

BEST LINES
Quartz: "Miss Marilyn, I shall have to deduct the time you've been crying from your pay packet. You can't make a profit out of sobbing your heart out!"

WORST LINES
Ginger: "What a gay day!"

CATCHPHRASES
Mek-Quake is hurt Quartz didn't come to him for Big Jobs, Doctor Feeley Good Humm-de-humms again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: P. Mills
Artist: McMahon
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
This is liberating. Ro-Busters gone rogue. It's a shame that we don't get to see more of Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein wearing each other's heads.

Next Prog: Bits And Pieces!