The day I bought this collection I opened the book randomly to this story. It convinced me I need a job at the Daily Planet.Easiest. Job. Ever.
Lord love '60s comic book technology with astonishingly precise functions."This robot is trained to make a delicious weight-watcher's brunch"
If only Sean Penn had had one of those back in the '80's.
Well, really, if you pull out your camera within 50 feet of that thing, you're just asking for it. How much clearer could he make it? Boy, Jimmy sure is a dink.
Is that Jimmy Olsen or "Quick Johnson, Stalker Boy"?
If that robot is not Superman in disguise, teaching Jimmy a lesson, I will lose all hope for the past.
Just the fact that it could be, and probably is, superman trying to teach olsen a lesson by pretending to be a robot chasing after him is a sign of how great comics are.
That is quite possibly the greatest panel in the history of comics and its awesomeness could only be compounded if, in fact, Superman is inside of that clearly labeled robot.
SPOILER ALERTFor some of the story, he is. Not only that, but the composition of the robot's outer shell is important to ths story.And there are dinosaurs. BUY THIS SHOWCASE. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
That robot is a design classic!--One long eye? Check.--A circular mouth, so it looks like it's sucking on a pacifier? Check.--Bolted-down neck? Check.--Menacing Jimmy Olsen? Check.--A hint of a steel tutu around its waist? Check.Sweet!
Actually, that is a real robot ("Guardiac", by name) not Superman is a robot costume.Superman in a robot costume happens later in the story.
Note the word 'trained' as opposed to 'programmed' or 'designed.' Did they build a robot with tabula rasa and the ability to learn, then teach it to smash your camera? What stimulus did they use?
Amazo programming. They just had him watch Alec Baldwin over and over and over again.(a Sean Penn reference has already been taken, dammit)
"This robot is trained to smash your camera" is the new "all your base are belong to us".
Too bad it wasn't a nineties story. It could have said "This robot is trained to kill your girlfriend and shove her in the fridge."
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but toot toot.
Who the hell is controlling that robot?
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