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
wraparound cover
Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
Like a Virgin 4 20 0 2003-2004
Reprints:

M307 (supplement)
p2004, 1371-1373
Alan Grant Ian Gibson <-- Tom Frame
The Furzt Case 6 30
1406: Ian Gibson
1409: Ian Gibson
2
2004
Reprints:

M307 (supplement)
1406-1411
Alan Grant Ian Gibson <-- Tom Frame
The Davinchy Code 1 10 0 2004
Reprints:

M307 (supplement)
p2005
Alan Grant Ian Gibson <-- Tom Frame
Stim 7 35
1454: Boo Cook
1
2005
Reprints:

M308 (supplement)
1450-1456
Alan Grant Ian Gibson <-- Tom Frame
Casino Royal 5 25
1530: Ian Gibson
1
2007
Reprints:

M308 (supplement)
1527-1531
Alan Grant Ian Gibson <-- Simon Bowland
I, Jailbird 5 25
1548: Dylan Teague
1
2007
Reprints:

M309 (supplement)
1545-1549
Alan Grant
1‑2 Ian Gibson 
3‑5 Anthony Williams
various
<--
1‑2,4‑5 Annie Parkhouse
3 Simon Bowland
various
yearepisodespages
197700
1978954
19791374
198023113
198100
198232164.5
198335178
198400
1985947
198600
198700
198800
198900
199000
199124150
19921698
19931273
19941380
199500
199618
199700
199800
199900
200000
200100
200200
200315
20041055
2005735
200600
20071050
200800
200900
201000
201100
201200
201300
201418
201518
201616
201700
201800

Comic strip data (excludes other content):