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Starlord #1

Starlord #1 ©Rebellion A/S
Series: Ro-busters/Planet of The Damned

Publisher: IPC

Published: May 13 1978 (first edition)

ISBN/print: weekly magazine

Size/binding: A4 newspaper

Cover: Ramon Sola

Title: Day of the Robot (aka The North Sea Tunnel)/Planet of The Damned part 1

Artist: Carlos Pino/Horacio Lalia



The year is 2078. Two second-hand robots promised to the robot breaker's yard, Hammerstein a veteran war droid and Ro-Jaws a sewer cleaning robot, are bought by billionaire Howard Quartz, boss of a disaster rescue team, the Ro-busters. There first mission is to rescue humans stuck in the underwater North Sea Tunnel linking Britain to Scandinavia, after a submarine crashed through its wall. One of their Ro-busters companion is a computer sky spy robot called Chatterbox (11 pages).


First apparition of Hammerstein referred as a mark 3 war droid, Ro-Jaws referred as a F.R.E.D.2-L (Federal Recycling and Environmental Droid), Mek-Quake (with its Big Jobs motto) and Howard Quartz referred as Mr. Ten Per Cent because only 10% of his body remained organic. More visible on Starlord #1 than in the 2008 reprint, one's could notice 'BP' logo on the submarine (these were another times ..).

Other publishing form:

complete ro-busters 2008
complete nuts and bolts 1 2015

Planet of The Damned


 (6 pages).


The story was credited to R.E. Wright in Starlord,

Other publishing form:

planet of the damned 2016

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