|2000AD #108 ©Rebellion A/S|
Published: April 14 1979 (first edition)
ISBN/print: weekly magazine
Size/binding: A4 newspaper
Cover: Mike McMahon
Title: The Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 6
Artist: Mike McMahon
Story:'The Gold Ships of Free-dome': X27? continues his story. On Saturn Six, free robots has built a city inside a huge gold dome to keep them sage from the sulfuric acid storms. To prevent any new arrival of humans, they have sent back false reports claiming that Saturn Six was a death world. In order to permits any robots to be free, they have also set up escape lines, and X27? was indeed secretly sent down to earth for this purpose. But during his mission he had to escape RIP and was hit by a car on the motorway in the process. That's when his memory tapes were damaged. He was eventually sold to Ro-busters. Now, X27 wants to give his new comrades the code to reach the escape line but he dies just before revealing it. Our group of Ro-busters decide to search for answers in the city, and to do so, they will use Casey, disguised as their human master (6 pages).
Comments:In this strip X27 is clearly presented as a robot secret agent, a sort of Mek Bond lookalike (on the 6th frame of the second panel there is also a reference to MI6's 'Q').
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