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Robo-Hunter

Sam Slade and his sidekicks created a new genre: robo-noire-com. Key to the Robo-Hunter mythos are the later addition (during Day of the Droids) of Sam's idiotic assistants Hoagy and Carlos Sanchez Robo-Stogie (a Cuban cigar determined to help Sam quit smoking). These foils form the comedic backbone of the strip for years to come.

The 90s reboot version throws away the established continuity and plays the characters like a sort of sadistic jazz, which improves somewhat when Hogan and Hughes take over but is ultimately quietly shelved.

Samantha Slade (Sam's granddaughter) forms the basis for a new series (2003-2007) with some of the original creators, capturing something of the wit and vigour of the original (although the energy once put into the supporting cast of robotic characters feels somewhat diminished). As this also drifted out of play, we've had a few one-off flashbacks for the original format Sam in specials (2014-2016), but nothing long-form.

Sam Slade [90s ReBoots] Samantha Slade

Art by Ian Gibson

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Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
Robo-Hunter 12 72
729: Jose Casanovas
732: Jose Casanovas
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1991 723-734 Mark Millar Jose Casanovas <-- Tom Frame
Return of the Puppet Master 1 8 0 1991 SFS14 Mark Millar Simon Jacob <-- Annie Parkhouse
Killer Grannies 1 9 0 1991 2KYB'92 Mark Millar Graham Higgins [greyscale] Elitta Fell
Escape From Bisleyland 10 61
753: Anthony Williams
759: Anthony Williams
2
1991 750-759 Mark Millar Anthony Williams <-- Gary Gilbert
Something for the Weekend Sir? 1 8 0 1992 SFS15 John Smith Chris Weston <-- Annie Parkhouse
Return to Verdus 11 64 0 1992 792-802 Mark Millar Jose Casanovas & Jnr. <-- Tom Frame
The Succubus 1 8 0 1992 2KYB'93 Mark Millar Simon Jacob <-- Gordon Robson
Ace of Slades 4 24
814: Anthony Williams
1
1992-1993 813-816 Mark Millar Anthony Williams <-- Ellie de Ville
Serial Stunners 4 23 0 1993 819-822 Mark Millar Jose Casanovas <-- Ellie de Ville
Supertitled: "Sam Slade: Robo‑Hunter".Keith the Killer Robot
3 18
827: Anthony Williams
1
1993 825-827 Mark Millar Ron Smith [b&w] Elitta Fell
Supertitled: "Sam Slade: Robo‑Hunter".Slade Runner
1 8 0 1993 2KYB'94 Peter Hogan Rian Hughes [greyscale] Ellie de Ville
Supertitled: "Sam Slade: Robo‑Hunter".Winnegan's Fake
3 18 0 1993 852-854 Peter Hogan Rian Hughes <-- Rian Hughes
The Robotic Revenge of Dr Robotski 4 24 0 1994 881-884 Mark Millar Simon Jacob <-- Bunty Mayhew
Fax and Deductions 1 8 0 1994 SFS17 Peter Hogan Simon Jacob <-- Annie Parkhouse
Metrobolis 8 48
910: Rian Hughes
1
1994 904-911 Peter Hogan Rian Hughes <-- Ellie de Ville
War of the Noses 1 8 0 1996 1023 Peter Hogan Rian Hughes <-- Ellie de Ville
>> Text Stories <<
The Hoagyman 1 7 0 1994 WS6 Peter Hogan Rian Hughes [b&w] n/a
>> Features <<
Robo-Hunter 1 4 0 1991 SFS14 Mike Butcher reprints [b&w] n/a
>> Posters / Teasers <<
Only Resting … Back Soon 1 1 0 1992 786 n/a Cliff Robinson <-- n/a
From Tharg's Thrill ArchivesPart 7: Sam Slade Robo-Hunter
1 1 0 1993 864 n/a Cliff Robinson <-- n/a
Star Scan.Robo-Hunter
1 1 0 1995 935 n/a Simon Jacob <-- n/a
Star Scan.Robo-Hunter
1 1 0 1995 956 n/a Mike Hadley <-- n/a
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