Thursday, 16 May 2013

Walter The Wobot: 'Walter’s Brother', Part 5

NAME
Walter The Wobot: 'Walter’s Brother', Part 5

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 56

DATELINE
18 Mar 78

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 01.

SYNOPSIS
Walter loses a brother, but gains a transistor radio.

FIRSTS & LASTS
Last appearance of Gus.

INFORMATION
It is said that a dying robot's programme flashes before it a moment before deactivation.

Reprogrammed criminal robots are sold on with new functions.

WALTER THE WOBOT
Gus tries to kill him, but their mother intervenes and saves him, reprograms Gus as a transistor radio and gives him to Walter as a present for Dredd.

OTHER CHARACTERS
GUS
He tries to kill Walter. Their mother reprograms Gus as a transistor radio and gives him to Walter as a present for Dredd. His plaque now reads: 'Gus Turn On OK?'

WALTER & GUS' MOTHER
The robot who initially programmed Walter and Gus. She intervene to prevent Gus killing Walter. She reprograms Gus as a transistor radio and gives him to Walter as a present for Dredd.


JUDGE-MARSHAL DREDD
Their mother gives a reprogrammed transistor radio Gus to Walter as a preent for Dredd.

ARRESTS
None.

DEATHS
None, although Gus isn't what he was.

BEST LINES
Walter: "Scoundwel! Walter will weturn to haunt you!"

WORST LINES
Mummy: "Bye, Walter. Your reputation is safe now."

How?

CATCHPHRASES
Walter says appweciate, cwipes, Dwedd, gwateful, wadio, weturn, wighto, wob, scoundwel, twansistor and vewy.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
How does Walter prove his innocence? "But Judge Dwedd, it wasn't Walter at all, it was this wecently weprogrammed wadio..."

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Joe Collins
Artist: Brian Bolland
Letters: Tony Jacob

REVIEW
Sadly, after entering some surprisingly interesting territory this is back to the very silly and even Bolland's art can't quite save it.

Next Pwog: 'Wadio' Walt!