Thursday, June 5, 2008

Robots in the Closet Thursday!

I know I'm about a year late to the party, but I just got finished with 2007's Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters mini-series. As is often the case, the most unlikely source for successful relaunching forgotten characters turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.

I would not have predicted for one moment that the Black Condor could be made into an awesome character. And yet, there you go. He was 2007's Cat-Man. Who woulda thunk the Freedom Fighters would become such a badass title? Pick this one up if you haven't already. More please, DC.

But we're not here to talk about good comics, are we? Sounds like a job for Superboy! Number 86, that is!

Do you ever get the impression that people in Smallville really didn't take safety precautions? I mean, no one is hitting the brakes, getting on the radio for help, or even planning an emergency evacuation. Just, "Oh, I hope Superboy gets here on time!" Smallville was quite a co-dependent community.

Clark is able to program a robot with a burst of X-ray vision? I'm not at all sure how that works, and I've been suspending my disbelief for about 35 years now when it comes to comics. I can understand activating the on/off switch that way, but how did he tell the robot what to do? Shenanigans!

I do, however, believe he programmed them to worship him adoringly. If I had robots, I can't say I wouldn't do the same.

I don't want to know what's going on in Superboy's secret closet where all the other anatomically correct robots are, and I'll bet you don't either.


De said...

Could Superboy have relayed instructions by some kind of Morse Code via X-Ray Vision? I admit it's a bit of a reach but so is Phantom Lady's costume.

Scott said...

NASA is right on it, but a few decades behind Superboy.

Adam Barnett said...

I know Mr. Schaffer personally (good friends since grade school), and I am saddened, though not surprised, that he had that information in the easily-retrieved recesses of his brain.

But seriously.... Clark relayed the message "There's a trestle about to collapse and the stupid engineer is too lazy to do anything but sit there with his figurative thumb up his figurative keister so you'd better go out there and catch the train. And I mean literally 'catch the train,' not figuratively speaking like when people arrive right before a train is scheduled to depart. And that is how one correctly uses the term 'literally.'"

That's a lot of Morse Code.

Shana Jean Hausman said...

Why does he need to be Superboy at all if he's got robots that work just as well?

Sea-of-Green said...

Wow, a robot capable of generating thought balloons. Now THAT's impressive!

SallyP said...

So...Clark has a closet full of robots? How in the world did Lana manage to miss this? I always thought that she was a big old snoop.

Connor said...

secret closet... weird

Connor said...

secret closet... weird