|2000 AD #98 ©Rebellion A/S|
Published: February 3 1979 (first edition)
ISBN/print: weekly magazine
Size/binding: A4 newspaper
Cover: Brian Bolland
Title: The Terra-Meks part 1
Artist: Dave Gibbons
Story:'The Eve of Destruction': for fifteen years, the first thing ships always saw from the sea as they approached Northpool was the beloved giant ship's pilot robot Charlie. But with the coming of 'mamoths' jets, the days of big ships are over, and leader of the Northpool concil, Ron Murdoch, needs to demolish the harbour in order to build a new vast aerospace port. Howard Quarts is happy to lend a hand with his special squad of Terra-Meks, huge mechanical robot beasts specialised in destruction (and programmed to enjoy it). The last chance of people of Northpool, who will be relocated in underground buildings after their homes will be crushed, is to convince Charlie to help them stop the Terra-Meks (6 pages).
Comments:Hammerstein and Ro-Jaws doesn't appear in this four part strip.
Other publishing form:It's not too often, here Pat Mills introduces a positive religious figure with Father Flanningan.