Monday, 9 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Fall & Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 2 - Robocide!

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Fall & Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 2 - Robocide!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 104

DATELINE
17 Mar 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
The Best Of 2000AD 71, Cyber Crush 08, Ro-Busters Book 2, 2000AD Extreme Edition 24 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 04.

SYNOPSIS
Qurtz puts his plan into action.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Imitation Humans are robots that are used for attempting medical treatment.

'The Robot's Farewell' is an illegal song popular among robots.

RO-JAWS
He and Hammer-Stein show Ginger around. Marilyn warns Ro-Jaws of Quartz' plan. He is sent on a mission in the Preying Mantis.

HAMMER-STEIN
He and Ro-Jaws show Ginger around. He is sent on a mission in the Preying Mantis.

OTHER CHARACTERS
HOWARD QUARTZ
In addition to Ro-Busters (Disasters) Ltd., Howard Quartz also owns Ro-Busters America Ltd., Ro-Busters U.K. Ltd., Ro-Busters (Espana) S.A., Ro-Busters Italia S.P.A., Ro-Busters Netherlands P.V, Ro-Busters Deutschland A.G, Ro-Busters (Africa) J.B., Ro-Busters Australia PTY Ltd., Ro-Busters (Tokyo) SHA, Ro-Busters International Holding Ltd., Ro-Busters Mercury Ltd., Ro-Busters Venus Ltd., Ro-Busters (Luna) Ltd., Ro-Busters (Mars) Ltd., Ro-Busters Titan Ltd., Ro-Busters Asteroids Ltd., Ro-Busters Saturn Ltd., Ro-Busters Uranus Ltd., Ro-Busters Neptune Ltd., Ro-Busters Pluto Ltd., Ro-Busters Interplanetary Ltd., Ro-Busters Solar Exploration Ltd., Ro-Busters Starships Ltd., Ro-Busters Global Dynamics Ltd., Ro-Busters Ley-Mek Ltd., Ro-Busters Reed Group Ltd., Ro-Busters IPC Ltd., Ro-Busters Terra-Meks Ltd., Ro-Busters Construction Ltd., Ro-Busters Demolition Ltd., Ro-Busters Aviation Co., Ltd., Ro-Busters Publishing Corporation, Ro-Busters Securities Ltd., Ro-Busters Missiles Ltd., Ro-Busters Submarines Ltd., Ro-Busters (Mek-Men) Ltd., Quartz Holidays Ltd., Quartz International Holidays Ltd., Quartz Luna Holidays Ltd., Quartz Martian Holidays Ltd., Quartz Solar System Holidays Ltd., Quartz Supermarkets Ltd., Quartz Pleasure Centres Ltd., Quartz the Tailors Ltd., Quartz Watches Ltd., Quartz Synthi Butchers Ltd., Quartz Catering Ltd., Howard Hairdressers Ltd., Howard Homes Ltd., Howard Underground Homes Ltd., Howard Homes Ltd., Howard Cinemas Ltd., Howard Night Clubs Ltd., Howard Mystery Tours Ltd., Howard Omnibus Company., Howard the Chemists, Howard Tobacconists., Howard Kiosks, Howard Model Agency, Howard Discos-A-Go-Go., Howard Hamburgers and a company making toys.

MISS MARILYN
She warns Ro-Jaws of Quartz' plan.

GINGER
Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein show him around. He is sent on a mission in the Preying Mantis.

CASEY
Imitation Human at Ro-Busters and sole patient of Doctor Feeley Good. Last week he was infected with The Dreaded Lurgey. He is sent on a mission in the Preying Mantis.

DOCTOR FEELEY GOOD
Robo-Doctor at Ro-Busters. He was struck off. He operates on Casey as often as possible. Last week he infected him with The Dreaded Lurgey. He is sent on a mission in the Preying Mantis.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ro-Jaws: "Mankey Moses!"

WORST LINES
Quartz and Marilyn reiterate the cliffhanger from Part 1, but it's different (and not as good as) the original.

CATCHPHRASES
Doctor Feeley Good seems make a "Humm-de-hum!" noise four times.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Quartz plans to buy more Terra-Meks with his insurance money.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Ro-Jaws says "Here's looking at you, kid!"

MISTAKES
Quartz and Marilyn's opening conversation reiterates Part 1's cliffhanger, but they get it wrong.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Kevin O'Neill
Letters: Peter Knight

REVIEW
This is nice, but it essentially stretches the plot of Part 1 a little too far.

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