2000 AD in Stages

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

Story Title Parts Pages
w indicates a
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Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
Verdus 22 128
76: Ian Gibson
80: Ian Gibson
102: Ian Gibson
106: Ian Gibson
4
1978-1979 76-84, 100-112 John Wagner
Jose Luis Ferrer: 1‑3
Ian Gibson: 4‑22
various
[b&w] Peter Knight
Day of the Droids 23 113
154: Ian Gibson
162: Ian Gibson
2
1980 152-174 John Wagner Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
In Brit-Cit: Prologue 1 6
Ian Gibson
1
1982 259 Alan Grant Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
The Beast of Blackheart Manor 6 33
261: Ian Gibson
263: Ian Gibson
264: Ian Gibson
3
1982 260-265 Alan Grant Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
The Filby Case 7 35
266: Ian Gibson
268: Ian Gibson
2
1982 266-272 Alan Grant Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
Killing of Kidd 7 35
276: Ian Gibson
278: Ian Gibson
2
1982 275-281 Alan Grant Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
Football Crazy 6 29.5
285: Ian Gibson
1
1982 283-288
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
Play It Again, Sam 16 82
292: Ian Gibson
306: Ian Gibson
2
1982-1983 292-307
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Ian Gibson [b&w] Steve Potter
The Slaying of Slade 19 96
312: Ian Gibson
314: Ian Gibson
319: Ian Gibson
321: Ian Gibson
324: Ian Gibson
5
1983
Reprints:

X29
312-330
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Ian Gibson [b&w]
Steve Potter: 1‑12, 14‑15, 17‑19
Jack Potter: 13, 16
various
Hoagy's First Case 1 6 0 1983
Reprints:

B2KSE1
X30
2KA'84
Alan Grant Ian Gibson <-- Tom Frame
Sam Slade's Last Case 4 20 0 1983
Reprints:

X30
331-334
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Ian Gibson [b&w]
Steve Potter: 1‑2, 4
Tom Frame: 3
various
Farewell, My Billions 9 47
436: Ian Gibson
439: Ian Gibson [w]
442: Ian Gibson
2,1w
1985
Reprints:

X30
435-443
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Ian Gibson [b&w] Richard Starkings
The Bodj Job 1 8 0 2014 SFS20 Alec Worley Mark Simmons [b&w] Ellie de Ville
Iron Sam 1 8 0 2015 SFS21 Alec Worley Mark Simmons [b&w] Ellie de Ville
The Droid Dilemma 1 6 0 2016 SFS22 Alec Worley Mark Simmons [b&w] Annie Parkhouse
>> Posters / Teasers <<
Star Pin‑Up.Robo-Hunter
1 1 0 1979 103 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
Star Pin‑Up.Robo-Hunter and Associates - Yup
1 1 0 1981 214 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
Sam Slade is Robo-Hunter in Brit-Cit 1 1 0 1982 248 unknown Ian Gibson [b&w] n/a
Star Pin‑Up.Robo-Hunter in Brit-Cit
1 1 0 1982 256 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
Robo-Hunter's Robo-World 4 4
283: Robin Smith
1
1982 283-286 unknown Ian Gibson <-- n/a
[Hoagy & Stogie] 1 1 0 1985 438 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
[Robo-Hunter] 1 1 0 2000 p2001 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
From 2000 AD Art Stars Winner![Robo-Hunter]
1 1 0 2021 2218 n/a Toby Willsher <-- n/a
>> Features <<
Get the God Droid 1 2 0 1982 SFS5 unknown Ian Gibson [b&w] n/a
The Robohunter Casebook 1 4 0 1982 2KA'83 Sam Slade reprints [b&w] n/a
Data‑File.Robo-Hunter
1 1 0 2000 p2001 editorial Ian Gibson [b&w] n/a
>> Floating Covers <<
Robo-Hunter R.I.P.? ~ ~ 1 2008 X29 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
Case Closed ~ ~ 1 2008 X30 n/a Ian Gibson <-- n/a
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