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Ro-Busters The Complete Nuts and Bolts Volume Two (Rebellion, 2016)

ro-busters nuts and bolts vol2 ©Rebellion A/S
Series: Ro-Busters

Publisher: Rebellion

Published: July 2016 (first edition)

ISBN/print: 978-1-78108-447-2

Size/binding: hardcover (28 x 22 cm)

Cover: Dave Gibbons

Title: The Complete Nuts and Bolts Volume Two

Artists: Mike Dorey, Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon, Kevin O'Neill (for the main stories)







Contents:


  • The Terra-Meks part 1 (2000 AD #98,  February 3 1979)
  • The Terra-Meks part 2 (2000 AD #99,  February 10 1979)
  • The Terra-Meks part 3 (2000 AD #100,  February 17 1979)
  • The Terra-Meks part 4 (2000 AD #101,  February 24 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 1 (2000 AD #103, March 10 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 2 (2000 AD #104, March 17 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 3 (2000 AD #105, March 24 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 4 (2000 AD #106, March 31 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 5 (2000 AD #107, April 7 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 6 (2000 AD #108, April 14 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 7 (2000 AD #109, April 21 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 8 (2000 AD #110, April 28 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 9 (2000 AD #111, May 5 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 10 (2000 AD #112, May 12 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 11 (2000 AD #113, May 19 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 12 (2000 AD #114, May 26 1979)
  • Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein part 13 (2000 AD #115, June 2 1979)
  • Ro-Jaws* (uncredited script, Starlord Annual 1980)
  • Avalanche (uncredited script, 2000 AD Annual 1980)
  • Ro-busters (scripted by Chris Stevens, 2000 AD Annual 1981)
  • Bax the Burner (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD Annual 1982)
  • Old Red-eyes is Back (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD Annual 1983)
  • Storm Eagles are Go! (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD Annual 1984)
  • Ro-busters (uncredited script, Starlord Annual 1981)
  • Ro-Jaws The Inside Story (2000 AD #144, December 22 1979, reprinted in Ro-busters book one)
Selected strips drawn by Dave Gibbons from the Ro-Jaws Robo-tales' series are also included in this volume (however none except one are scripted by Pat Mills and features our regular heroes):
  • Revolt of the Tick Tock Monkey Bomb (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #157, March 22 1980)
  • The Dating Game (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD #176, September 6th 1980)
  • The Tidy Up Droid (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #181, October 11 1980)
  • Tomorrow Brings Doom (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #183, October 25 1980)
  • Night of the Werebot (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #184, November 1st 1980)
  • Spirit of Vengeance (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #196, January 24 1981)

Comments:

This is a high quality reprint, printed on thick glossy paper with original coloured spreads reprinting in colour (only one in this volume). Notice that Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons can be spotted discussing on the cover.

This heavy book also features:
  • an exclusive introduction written by Pat Mills dated May 2016
  • colored cover for Starlord #9, 16 and 19 and for 2000 AD #103, 108, 112, 114
  • colored star pin-ups from 2000 AD #106, 111 and 116
  • The Praying Mantis Inside Story colored spread, and Praying Mantis 2000 AD Hardware profile (two B&W pages), respectively from the Starlord Summer Special and 2000 AD Annual 1982 (thanks to glassstanley from the 2000 AD forum for the information)
  • creators mini-bio



Here is the list of the Ro-Jaws Robo-tales not included in this book:
  • Damian, Chlid of Tomorrow (scripted by Kevin Gosnell, 2000 AD #147, January 12 1980)
  • It's a Knockout part 1 (scripted by Oleh, 2000 AD #148, January 19 1980)
  • It's a Knockout part 2 (scripted by Oleh, 2000 AD #149, January 26 1980)
  • Droid are Dispensible (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #161, April 19 1980)
  • Ye First Robot (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #166, June 21 1980)
  • Killer in the Cab (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD #170, July 26 1980)
  • The Robot Schrink (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #176, September 6th 1980)
  • Miracle in Slum Alley (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD #188, November 29 1980)
  • Final Solution part 1 (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD #189, December 6th 1980)
  • Final Solution part 2 (scripted by Alan Moore, 2000 AD #190, December 13 1980)
  • Human on my Back (uncredited script, 2000 AD Annual 1981)
  • The Pirate and the Polydroid (scripted by Steve Parkhouse, 2000 AD Annual 1982)
  • Silicon Soul (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD Annual 1983)
  • The Robot Revolution (scripted by Gary Rice, 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1980)
  • The Wanderer (scripted by Ken F. Sutherland, 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1980)
I have also found in Barney's database the cover from prog #99 (thanks to Steve Green from the 2000 AD forum) and this pin-up not included in this edition (from 2000 AD #208):



And here is the spine of this hardcover:





                                                                      

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