Ro-Busters: Ro-Jaws' Memoirs, Part Two - In Bad Company!
2000 AD & Starlord Prog 94
6 Jan 79
The Best Of 2000AD 83 and The Complete Ro-Busters.
Ro-Jaws helps his cellmate escape.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First appearance of Ginger.
Robots are used as butchers and mini-cabs.
He shares a cell in D Wing with Ginger and Mad Jock. Jock uses him as a fuel still, distilling potato peelings in alcohol to use as fuel and aid his escape.
Mini-Cab Robot. He was jailed after one of his fares drowned when he fell into a river. Shares a cell in D Wing with Ro-Jaws and Mad Jock.
A butcher robot from Glasgow. He was jailed for putting his human master into pies and sausages. Shares a cell in D Wing with Ro-Jaws and Ginger. Jock uses Ro-Jaws as a fuel still, distilling potato peelings in alcohol to use as fuel and aid his escape. Mad Jock escapes, but is recaptured a month later, put in Cell 101 and reprogrammed to be more obedient.
Mad Jock: "Well, you see Ro-Jaws, it was part of my job as a butcher to make meat pies and sausages...an' I got awffy fond of the lambs an' the little wee pigs. I didna like having to kill them...I mean...what harm have animals ever doe us robots? But I had to put somethin' in the pies......so when my master went missing, the Police got very suspicious!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Mad Jock bears a resemblance to Call-Me-Kenneth from Judge Dredd's Robot Wars.
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Cell 101 is obviously a reference to Room 101 from Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell (1903-1950).
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Mike Dorey
Letters: Steve Potter
Surprisingly this doesn't show us how Ro-Jaws adapts to life on the inside, but rather uses Mad Jock as the catalyst for his presumed escape.
Next Prog: Ro-Jaws And Ginger Are...Out!