Thursday, 9 May 2013

Walter The Wobot: ‘Shoot Pool!’

NAME
Walter The Wobot: 'Shoot Pool!'

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 51

DATELINE
11 Feb 77

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
2000AD Extreme Edition 30 and Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Walter prepares for a swim in the wrong sort of pool.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First entirely Dreddless Walter The Wobot strip.

INFORMATION
Luna-City has a pool hall.

Robots can rust.

WALTER THE WOBOT
He decides to take up swimming, but does so in a billiard hall. He accidentally breaks a pool table and leaves with a bil for the damage.



OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE-MARSHAL DREDD
He has repeatedly told Walter to drown himself.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Walter (whilst leaping into the water): "Gewonimo...Cwikey!"

WORST LINES
Walter: "Ulp. Walter not in swimming pool. Walter made a boo-boo!"

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says afwaid, cwikey, cwowded, Dwedd, Dweed, dwown, gewonimo, ministwy, pwivacy, pwoper, wefweshing, weplaced, weport, wespectable, witten, wobot, wooms, wusts and stwess.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
Walter refers to Judge Dweed at one point.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Joe Collins
Artist: Ian Gibson
Letters: Tony Jacob

REVIEW
Another strip based entirely around a pun, but here there is less here to hold your interest. That said Walter's dialogue is great.

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