Sunday, 15 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 8

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 8

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 110

DATELINE
28 Apr 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 71, Cyber Crush 11, 2000AD Extreme Edition 24, Ro-Busters Book 2 and The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
The robots make contact.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First time a Ro-Busters story has reached eight parts.

INFORMATION
There is a fine for driving through a red light and for leaving your vehicle under certain circumstances.

RO-JAWS
They make contact with Gottlieb and arrange to meet at Greasy Gracie's.

HAMMER-STEIN
They make contact with Gottlieb and arrange to meet at Greasy Gracie's.

OTHER CHARACTERS
CASEY
He decides to stay on Earth and pass as a human.

LITTLE MO
Servo robot. His previous owner physically and verbally abused him. His owner slipped on a floor Mo had polished, broke through a window and fell multiple storeys to his death. He was blamed for his owner's death and sent to Ro-Busters.

GOTTLIEB
He was built in Chicago and pretends to be a traffic robot at Crossroads 27. He arrange to meet the robots at Greasy Gracie's.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Gottlieb: "Whose da gink an' da fink?"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Led Belly references Lead Belly, born Huddie William Ledbetter (1888–1949), an American folk and blues musician.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: P. Mills
Artist: M. Dorey
Letters: P. Bensberg

REVIEW
Gottlieb is a great addition, but Casey's far more interesting decision to stay behind is all too briefly handled.

Next Prog: Da Big Bust!