For forty years Sam Slade has been one of the best robo-tectives in the business, but all of his experience couldn't prepare him for his latest case. In 2080 overpopulation of the Earth led the Space Commission into seeking out new planets to colonise. Four years later they discovered Verdus, a suitable planet in the Crab Nebula. Now, Colonists who sent there have not been heard from again. The Commission believe that robots have taken control of the planet and want Sam to uncover the truth. It's a dangerous case, but one Sam can't refuse-otherwise he's guaranteed a bullet in the head! This classic 2000 AD strip is presented in full color as it was when collected by Eagle Comics as a five-issue mini-series.