Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Ulti-Mek - The Ultimate Robot

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Ulti-Mek - The Ultimate Robot

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
Meet Ulti-mek

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Ulti-Mek is a recently completed robot that fits in the palm of your hand. It is self-regenerating and self-reproducing. The Ulti-Mek is smaller than a human eyeball. It has a Quasar reactor motor, with unlimited power output.


OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
++ Human beings now obsolete ++

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
This is more like it. A great science fiction concept illustrated in a brilliant way with a sarcastic air to it. Move over real robots, this 'micro-prog' should have been all Ulti-Mek in my opinion.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Arok Home Loving Robot!

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Arok Home Loving Robot!

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
2

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
A real life robo-servant invented by Ben Skora.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
Ben Skora has invented Arok, a robot that can performs various household tasks, and SNEB, a robot that can learn.

OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
Another real life automaton. Ro-Jaws seems too impressed.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Robotics 2000

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Robotics 2000

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
2

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
A look at robotic characters featured in 2000AD & Starlord.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION


DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
Artie Gruber of Harlem Heroes and Inferno, Charlie from Ro-Busters: The Terra-Meks,
Boots from Robo-Hunter's Verdus, Call-Me-Kenneth and the Heavy Metal Kids from Judge Dredd: Robot Wars! and Walter The Wobot of Judge Dredd and his own strip.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Several
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
It's nice to see some familiar faces.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Robots For Real!

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Robots For Real!

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
Some real robots from the past.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION



OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
This compliments the timeline nicely, but none of these are photos.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Bomb-Buster!

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Bomb-Buster!

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
An examination of a bomb disposal robot.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
The Remote Handling Equipment (Tracked) Explosive Ordnance Disposal bomb disposal robot is used by the army. It has been nicknamed the Wheelbarrow.

It is a mobile trolley with an electric cable connecting it to a remote control and it has a TV camera for relaying footage to its operator.

OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Unknown

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
This is better.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Ro-Jaws' Robo-Race Game

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Ro-Jaws' Robo-Race Game

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
2

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
It's a game.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION


DEATHS
Hammer-Stein can wipe out a Volg patrol, Mek-Quake can destroy three robots and any of the robots can "fall foul of Asimov's Laws", which implies the death of a human.

BEST LINES
None.

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
The game sees the return of Dr. Feeley-Good and Greasy Gracie's from the Ro-Busters story The Fall And Rise Of Ro-Jaws And Hammer-Stein.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
The game works essentially like Ludo. A game patented under that name 1896, but based on the 6th century Indian game of Pachisi. In North America, the game is still known as Parcheesi.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
This is more enjoyable than the rest of the mini-prog so far, and it's nice to see the return of characters like Greasy Gracie and Dr. Feeleygood.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Tin Stars!

NAME
Ro-Jaws And Hammerstein Book Of Robots: Tin Stars!

FIRST PUBLISHED
Free with 2000 AD Featuring Judge Dredd Prog 199, 120, 121

DATELINE
30 June 79

PAGE COUNT
2

REPRINTS
None.

SYNOPSIS
A look at the robot in popular culture.

FIRSTS & LASTS
None.

INFORMATION
None.

OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
None.

BEST LINES
Ro-Jaws (after listing how Asimov's laws keep Humans safe): "But they don't always work, Humes!"

WORST LINES
None.

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES & REFERENCES
Metropolis (1926), Tobor The Great (1954), Forbidden Planet (1956), The Invisible Boy (1957), War With The Robots (1962) by Harry Harrison, Doctor Who (1963), Top Of The Pops (1964), Lost In Space (1966) and The Metallic Muse (1972) by Lloyd Biggle Jr. The Three Laws of Robotics are also listed, from 1942 story called Runaround by Isaac Asimov (1920-1992).

MISTAKES
Neither the Daleks nor the Cybermen are robots as described here.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Script: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Letters: Unknown

REVIEW
The art is lovely, but the information is slight.