Ro-Busters: The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein, Part 10
2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 112
12 May 79
The Best Of 2000AD 71, Cyber Crush 12, 2000AD Extreme Edition 24, Ro-Busters Book 2 and The Complete Ro-Busters.
The robots escape in the travel tube system.
FIRSTS & LASTS
First time a Ro-Busters story has reached ten parts.
The travel tube system is an underground network for vehicles using linear magnetic motors. It is much faster than conventional road systems. At its centre is Carousel a huge interchange.
When Hammer-Stein is hit, Ro-Jaws starts a fight among the other robots to draw the P.D. Troopers fire.
He and Gottlieb fight back. He is hit with an armour-piercing incendiary round which opens up an old stomach wound. He takes the P.D. Troopers' Captain hostage.
He and Hammer-Stein fight back
He escapes on the Satan Dart with Gottlieb, Ro-Jaws, Hammer-Stein, Little Mo and their human hostage.
At least seven. Seven corpses are seen floating among explosions during the Satan Dart police chase.
Ginger: "I-I think I've flooded my engine!"
A dying PD Trooper scream an "Aieeee!"
CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Graffiti mentions Robby. Robby the Robot is a fictional robot who first appeared in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet. Carousel shares its name with the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895 – August 23, 1960) written in 1945. Someone sings 'We'll take the high road' paraphrasing the lyrics of 'The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond', first published in 1841.
Complicated travel systems will play a big part in the first Comic Rock, which will introduce Nemesis The Warlock, and Ro-Busters sequel, A.B.C. Warriors.
Script: Pat Mills
Artist: Kevin O'Neill
Letters: Pete Knight
This part features a barroom brawl and a police chase, although it hardly does it justice to define it as such. The former features theatrical costumes and a fight-within-a-fight, while the latter is brilliantly bonkers.
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