Monday, April 28, 2014

Avengers #289, "Heavy Metal Horde!"

To continue with the Great Comic book Heroes theme of robots I thought Avengers #289 would be a great issue to feature. In it they feature many of the greatest robotic villains to plague the Marvel Universe.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Basil Wolverton's "The Man On The Moon"

I've still got more cool robot comics to share with you. this time it's Basil Wolverton's "The Man On The Moon". This Wolverton classic has that great 50's EC Comics feel about it with the cool robot and the surprise ending.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jack Kirby's Machine Man!

Jack Kirby's mind was too fertile to suppress. He was always throwing big ideas into everything he did. In 1978's Machine Man he struggled with the idea of artificial Intelligence. Is an artificial mind as good as a mans? Is artificial life real life? What does it mean to be a man?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jack B. Quick in "I, Robert" by Alan Moore and Kevin Nowlan

Isaac Asimov's famous book I, Robot is the subject of Alan Moore and Kevin Nowlan's spoof I, Robert. In it Moore makes fun of the whole A. I. thing and the intelligence of man.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Madman by Mike Allred

Mike Allred's Madman became an immediate sensation when it hit the comic stores in the early 90's. Mike's quirky sense of humor and great artwork was just what Gen Xer's were craving for.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ultron's Bride! by Jim Shooter and George Perez

It seems that anyone who writes the Avengers all do their take on Ultron, one of their greatest foes, and Jim Shooter and George Perez were no exception when they created the awesome epic tale of Ultron's Bride.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Robot Heroes of the Golden Age of comics

Robots are cool and so is the Golden Age of comics. Combine the two and you've got a great thing. It seems that just like every company had their magician, super man, and patriotic hero, every company had their robot hero.

Hugh Hazzard and his Robot first appeared in Quality's Smash Comics #1 (Aug. 1939).

Friday, April 4, 2014

Joe Pi from Top Ten by Alan Moore and Gene Ha

Top Ten is a world where after WWII the Americans put all of their super powered beings into one city, Neopolis. In this city everyone has a super powers or is special in some way. And like all cities, it also has it's mistreated minorities. In Neopolis it's "clickers" or robots or artificial intelligence.
Joe Pi is the new cop on the beat, a token minority, and worse, he's taking the place of an officer that died in the line of duty. And her partner is none too happy about it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wolverine's top 5 moments!

Wolverine has been a fan favorite since his creation in Hulk #181 in 1976. He is the tough guy who "is the best at what he does, though what he does isn't very nice." He embodies the raw power and callousness that many of us wish we had. I've put together a list of the 5 best moments of Wolverine that show him at his most callous, raw, and vicious. Check it out.
Chris Claremont and Frank Miller fanned the flames of his popularity with this classic 1982 portrayal of him.