Thursday, 19 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 12

Sorry for the delay, it turns out that moving house is not conducive to a daily blog about comics...

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 12

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 114

DATELINE
26 May 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best of 2000AD 72, Cyber Crush 13, Ro-Busters Book 2, 2000AD Extreme Edition 24 and The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
A dozen robots take on the PD Troopers.

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

INFORMATION
There are a group of Tarantula Strike Jets and a T98 Tank squadron stationed at the Aero Space-Port. Tarantula Strike Jets can take off vertically.

RO-JAWS
He is one of twelve robots who stay to fight the PD Troopers at the aero-space port to allow the others to escape. They secure the aero-space guns.

HAMMER-STEIN
He is one of twelve robots who stay to fight the PD Troopers at the aero-space port to allow the others to escape. They secure the aero-space guns and he takes command. When they engage in hand-to-hand combat, he is hit.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GOTTLIEB
He is one of twelve robots who stay to fight the PD Troopers at the aero-space port to allow the others to escape. They secure the aero-space guns and he shoots down three Tarantula strike jets.

DOCTOR FEELEY GOOD
He is one of twelve robots who stay to fight the PD Troopers at the aero-space port to allow the others to escape.

LITTLE MO
He and Ginger escape aboard the freighter which turns into a spaceship called The Black Butterfly.

GINGER
He and Little Mo escape aboard the freighter which turns into a spaceship called The Black Butterfly.

DEATHS
At least twelve. The PD Troopers destroy five droids, while the robots kill at least two troopers, three Tarantula pilots, two ground crew.

BEST LINES
Robot (upon seeing that Gottlieb has successfully hit every target): "...Every one a winner, baby!"

WORST LINES
Hammer-Stein: "It's hand-to-hand fighting now, men, but the refugees are safe. But a jet that turns into a space-ship..! How did you manage it, Gottlieb?"

Surely this is neither the time nor the place.

CATCHPHRASES
An unnamed droid mentions "humes".

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

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

REVIEW
The action here is frenetic, the artwork fantastic and the moment of reflection from Ginger and Little Mo gives it a sense of worth.

Next Prog: The Angels Of Death!