Monday, 2 June 2014

Ro-Busters: The Terra-Meks!, Part 3 - To The Death!

NAME
Ro-Busters: The Terra-Meks!, Part 3 - To The Death!

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 100

DATELINE
17 Feb 79

PAGE COUNT
6

REPRINTS
2000AD Annual 1987, Judge Dredd Megazine 4.02, Sam Slade Robo-Hunter (Volume 2) 04, Ro-Busters Book 1 and The Complete Ro-Busters.

SYNOPSIS
Charlie fights back and wins. Quartz and Murdoch have other ideas.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
None.

CHARLIE
He is equipped with lasers. He fights Tyranno-Mek and wins. He takes on Fantas-Tek and pulls off its head causing it to explode.

OTHER CHARACTERS
TYRANNO-MEK
He is equipped with lasers, a grabber, power cable and hydraulic tubes containing red hydraulic fluid. He fights Charlie and loses. When he falls to the ground, Road-Roller begins crushing and cutting him up, while Dumper buried them in rubble.

ROAD-ROLLER
When Tyranno-Mek is beaten by Charlie, Road-Roller begins crushing and cutting up his prone body.

DUMPER
When Tyranno-Mek is beaten by Charlie, Dumper buries his body in rubble.

HOWARD QUARTZ
He refuses to take responsibility for the action of his Terra-Meks. He and Murdoch plot to pin the destruction on Charlie. They call in the Navy and accuse Charlie of attacking Northpool.

RON MURDOCH
He refuses to take responsibility for not evacuating Northpool. He and Quartz plot to pin the destruction on Charlie. They call in the Navy and accuse Charlie of attacking Northpool.

FANTAS-TEK
He fights Charlie and loses.

MEK-QUAKE
He hides from Charlie among the rubble.

KING KONKA
He fights Charlie and loses.

DEATHS
Three. Charlie smashes up Tyranno-Mek, Fantas-Tek and King Konka.

BEST LINES
Quartz (in response to WORST LINES see below) "Yes, but experience has taught me -- the bigger the lie, the more likely we are to get way with it! We'll deny everything and put the blame on Charlie!"

WORST LINES
Murdoch (in response to Quartz first suggestion Charlie be blamed for Northpool's destruction): "But that's not true! It's a lie!"

Said the politician.

CATCHPHRASES
Mek-Quake says "Big Jobs". Howard Quartz CJ's again: "I didn't get where I am today without knowing when to pass the buck!"

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
This has a very Godzilla (1954) feel to it.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: D. Gibbons
Letters: D. Gibbons

REVIEW
The artwork is beautiful and the action is wonderful, albeit a little repetitive.

Next Prog: The Big Lie!