Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Walter The Wobot: 'Walter’s Brother', Part 3

NAME
Walter The Wobot: 'Walter's Brother', Part 3

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 54

DATELINE
4 Mar 78

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Walter is saved by his brother who promptly kidnaps him.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Gus (apart from his shadow).

INFORMATION
Sudso Splurge Guns drown their victims in bubbles.

Spitting on the sidewalk is a crime with a penalty of 5c.


WALTER THE WOBOT
He is rescued from the mugger by his brother, Gus, who then kidnaps him.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GUS
He is a robot of the same model as Walter. They were assembled on the same day and regard each other as brothers. He disguised himself as Walter. The plaque on his front reads reads: 'Gus Rules OK?', but he has covered it up with 'I'm Walter, Try Me'. He kills the mugger accosting Walter and then kidnaps his brother.

JUDGE-MARSHAL DREDD
Walter believes Dredd will get Gus for his crimes.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
One. Gus drowns the mugger with his splurge gun.

BEST LINES
Walter: "You dwowned him, you wotter!"
Gus: "Shaddup, bums like him deserve The Bubbly Death. He ain't had a bath in years!"

WORST LINES
Gus: "Haw, Haw! You shoulda brought your rubber duck!"

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says bwother, cwipes, cwuel, Dwedd, dwowned, gwacious, pwetending, wascal, wat, wefuses, wob, wotter and scoundwel.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Bugsy Malone (1976) features splurge guns which shoot custard.


MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Joe Collins
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: Tom Frame

REVIEW
This potentially throwaway silly little strip that relies heavily on puns takes a much darker turn here. From mugger to murder is a big step and drowning in bubbles doesn't do anything to moderate that. Brian Bolland's art is still beautiful and The Bubbly Death is a fantastic panel.

Next Pwog - The Owigin Of Walter!