Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 11

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 11

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 113

DATELINE
19 May 1979

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 71, Cyber Crush 13, 2000AD Extreme Edition 24, Ro-Busters Book 2 and The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
The robots reunite and attempt to leave Earth, only to separate again for a suicide mission to allow some of them to get away.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Ro-Busters story to reach eleven parts.

INFORMATION
Britain has a giant aero-spaceport with at least 93 hangers and multiple runways.

When the travel tube comes to an end, the monorail and road systems take over.

RO-JAWS
When they are caught by PD Troopers at the aero-spaceport, he volunteers for Hammer-Stein's suicide mission to allow the other robots to escape.

HAMMER-STEIN
He proposes a suicide mission to let the other robots escape.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GOTTLIEB
He takes the Satan Dart to location the other Ro-Busters robots were hiding and picks them up, before heading to the spaceport. When they are caught he volunteers for Hammer-Stein's suicide mission.

GINGER
He doesn't volunteer for Hammer-Stein's suicide mission.

LITTLE MO
He doesn't volunteer for Hammer-Stein's suicide mission.

DOCTOR FEELEY GOOD
Reunited with the robots in the Satan Dart. He prepares the human hostage for surgery. He volunteers for Hammer-Stein's suicide mission.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Hammer-Stein: "Hell, who wants to be a general, anyway? This is one mission we ain't comin' back from, Ro-Jaws- but we'll go out in style!"
Ro-Jaws: "All the way, Hammer-Stein!"

WORST LINES
Ro-Jaws: "Fancy a couple of smooth lubes, old matey?"

Crikey.

CATCHPHRASES
The Doctor Humm-de-humms again.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Brave New World is mentioned in dialogue, the 1932 novel by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) takes its name from Miranda's speech in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Act V, Scene I.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Mike McMahon
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
This is excellent stuff, has great visuals throughout and ends on real high.

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