Sunday, 12 May 2013

Walter The Wobot: Walter’s Brother, Part 1

NAME
Walter The Wobot: Walter's Brother, Part 1

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 52

DATELINE
18 Feb 78

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Walter is accused of a bank robbery.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First Walter The Wobot strip to end on a cliffhanger.

INFORMATION
Interplanetary News is a current events television programme.

Luna Bank 6 is in Luna-City.

WALTER THE WOBOT
He drinks oilade and has rusty joints. A robbery is committed at Luna Bank 6 by a robot purporting to be Walter, so he goes on the run in disguise. There are wanted posters with his picture up in Luna-City.



OTHER CHARACTERS
JUDGE-MARSHAL DREDD
He repairs Walter's rusty joints.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Walter: "Walter's been at home all day iwoning Judge Dwedd's underwear Walter's innocent!"

WORST LINES
Newsreader: "The metal maniac-apparently called 'Walter-squirted pursuing Judges with oil. "He gave us the slip," said one."

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says Dwedd, fwame, fwidge, gwief, iwoning, wascal, pwove, weconised, wefuge, wepair, wobot, wusty, scwam and twouble. He also writes with his speech impediment which isn't as silly as it sounds.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
The Walter lookalike bank robber stole 3 million groats, a currency mentioned in Inferno, Part 10. The robbery takes place at Luna Bank 6, while the First Lunar Bank recently also suffered an identity theft related robbery in Judge Dredd: 'The Face Change Crimes'.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Joe Collins
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: John Aldrich

REVIEW
Coming in the same prog as the Judge Dredd strip 'The Face Change Crimes', but with a potentially more sinister vein of identity theft running through it, this is a fascinating situation to see Walter in.

Find Out Next Prog In...Night Of The Mugger