Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My Brother Was A Robot

The story My Brother Was A Robot from My Greatest Adventure #42 (April 1960) is uncredited but I suspect it may be from the mind or editorial office of Otto a.k.a. Eando Binder, a former participant in science fiction pulps of an earlier era who did some work for DC. While working at DC, Otto had a habit of recycling some of his ideas, particularly those of his popular pulp creation the robot Adam Link, into his later comic book works.

I'm presenting My Brother Was A Robot here not because it is particularly good, the plot is pretty dull actually and is an otherwise forgettable entry into the annals of comic history. What makes this story worth noting at all is that it features a robot beating the crap out of some crocodiles and a gorilla. Sometimes comics just don't get any better than that.

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4 comments:

  1. Robots fighting gorillas, do you need to know anything more than that?

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  2. My dear Sir, you seem not to be aware of the great cultural significance of the "monkey vs. robot" archetype:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4412806662713775705

    http://books.google.com/books?id=9zkdMv8SmwQC&dq=monkey+vs+robot&pg=PP1&ots=PCSEjErD7z&sig=u-rjKDNPWXztcv7XTZbniaGIth4&hl=en&prev=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=monkey+vs.+robot&btnG=Google+Search&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail

    http://www.monkeyvsrobot.com/

    And yes, of course I know a gorilla is not a monkey. I also know that the bizarre creature shown in that story is no more a gorilla than it is a monkey or a lemur. That's not he point, darn it.

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  3. This is great! Thanks for making the comics larger.

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  4. Wow, what a great story. I agree with you it's probably Otto Binder writing, but it's for sure drawn by the inimitable Lee Elias.

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