|2000 AD #1810 ©Rebellion A/S
Published: November 21 2012
ISBN/print: weekly magazine
Size/binding: A4 white pages newspaper
Cover: Clint Langley
Title: Return to Earth part 11
Artist: Clint Langley
Story:UN Secretary General Mya Cho Nyunt big plan has succeeded as non only the war droids are banned, but also international crisis are dealt with the 'Tournaphon'. In the Tournaphon, leaders of each countries involved, fight to the death instead of going to war. Waiting to be willingly crushed by Mek Quake, Hammerstein closely watched a final round opposing British PM and the President of Kenya (who appears to be Dedan), a descendant of the Mau Mau. Eventually Dedan won and shows mercy to its opponent, while our robots are spared in order to be sold to Howard Quartz who is reconverted in international rescue with his Ro-busters squads.
Comments:In this strip and the following, Pat Mills re-introduces Ro-Jaws and Mek-Quake like it was told in the first strip of Ro-busters. Waiting to be dismembered by Mek Quake with Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein is Chatterbox (see the first strip of Ro-busters). The cover of this prog displays a Ro-busters story, the first time for 33 years regarding the original strip (since 1984 with the 2000 AD Annual). The opposition between the Mau Mau and British empire has been evoked before by Pat Mills and Alan Mitchell in their Third Word War strip, in 'Black Man's Burden'. From Wikipedia: Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957) born Kimathi wa Waciuri, was a leader of the Mau Mau which led an armed military struggle known as the Mau Mau uprising against the British colonial government in Kenya in the 1950s.
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