Friday, 20 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 13 - 'The Angels Of Death'

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 13 - 'The Angels Of Death'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 115

DATELINE
2 June 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
With the robot refugees safe, Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein go off into the distance arm in arm.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Ro-Busters story to reach thirteen parts and therefore the first thirteen part story. Last Ro-Busters to appear in 2000AD.

INFORMATION
The Angels of Death are space interceptors armed with apocalypse missiles in Earth orbit.

RO-JAWS
He operates on Hammer-Stein and saves his life. Gottlieb flies him to safety in the Satan Dart.

HAMMER-STEIN
Ro-Jaws operates on him and saves his life. Gottlieb flies him to safety in the Satan Dart.

OTHER CHARACTERS
DOCTOR FEELEY GOOD
Gottlieb flies him to safety in the Satan Dart. When he last operated on Casey he inserted a homing device so he could track him and sets off to do so.

GOTTLIEB
He flies the Satan Dart to safety.

DEATHS
At least seven. A squadron of Angel of Death are vapourised. The PD Captain dies of "excitement"

BEST LINES
Doctor Feeley Good: "Sorry- it's my afternoon for golf"

WORST LINES
PD Trooper: "Zook 'em!"

CATCHPHRASES
Ro-Jaws repeats Gottlieb's refrain that "the eyes of da movement is everywhere!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
Ro-Busters would return in a number of annuals.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mils
Artist: McMahon
Letters: Pete Knight

REVIEW
Quite a disappointing end to a thirteen part epic, not to mention Ro-Busters as a whole. The Angels of Death are not worth their build up, the fighting at the aero space port just ends without much cause, the PD captain's death occurs between panels, Hammer-Stein's injury fails to provide much peril and the ending is dull, however the revelation that Casey can expect a house from Doctor Feeley Good is wonderful.

The End