Sunday, May 7, 2017

Robo Force (Vs. Brainiac!)




I was glad to see R2D2 joining Rey in locating Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because it gives me hope that he will be featured more prominently in the next chapter of the series. I was an instant fan when I first saw him at the age of 8, and I still am to this day.  My sister-in law confessed to me that her first crush was on R2D2, we love to tease her about it.  

This is Robo Force's fourth appearance on the blog - they almost lost one of their own in STF #1450... they Battled Ultron in STF #202 and first became a team back in STF #150...

14 comments:

Glenn Host said...

Red Tornado seems like the natural leader of this team but I'd like to see some rotating members.

ELS said...

Rotating members, sure. The Vision. The Human Robot. Brainiac 5 from the Legion of Super-Heroes cartoon. Jocasta. Lt. Data. There gotta be a dozen of 'em!

But this one is yummy... another goody!

A Mindful Webworker said...

Glenn Host said...
Red Tornado seems like the natural leader of this team but I'd like to see some rotating members.


Which members would you expect to rotate better than Red Tornado?!?

:D

Wolfhammer said...

How about a time travel story where they meet-up with G.I. ROBOT?

Bob Greenwade said...

Kenny Baker passed away recently (last year IIRC); while the producers may replace him as the operator of R2D2, his costars -- especially Anthony Daniels (C3PO) -- said that he gave the characters its heart. It may seem like a minor job with little opportunity for expression, yet I still think that he'll be as hard to replace as Carrie Fisher.

I like ELS' listing of Lt. Cmdr. Data to this group; the Doctor (from ST: Voyager) could also fit in. K-9 or Kamelion from the classic Doctor Who could also fit, as could WALL-E.

Simreeve said...

If we're having androids as well as more standard robots, then how about adding the Silver Age 'Captain Marvel'?

"Split!"

Sonofjack Well said...

How about a cover where Robo Force is holding tryouts like the Legion of Superheroes does. You could feature a few of the characters suggested above (Lt. Data, please) as well as the Robot from Lost in Space, Iron Giant (only his feet and ankles would be visible) and Bender from Futurama....

Anonymous said...

And Dynomutt and Rosie Jetson and... Oh there are so many robots....

Bob Greenwade said...

Given Robo Force's mission of finding what happened to the suddenly-vanished humanity, Sonofjack's suggestion could, rather than tryouts, feature the raising of an army in the penultimate tale for humanity's retrieval.

And somewhere along here, you really should have Robo Force vs. Terminator.

Dr. OTR said...

The robot butler from Tom Strong would fit in well as well. (Can't remember his name right now!)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for using the early Silver Age Brainiac! :-)

The pre-COIE revamp was way too ugly to be lovable-to-hate. It looked more like the love child of a Terminator and a xenomorph!

Simreeve said...

Dr. OTR said...
"The robot butler from Tom Strong would fit in well as well. (Can't remember his name right now!)"

Pneuman

Cary Comic said...

@the Anon between Sonofjack and BG: didn't some insurance company already do a TV commercial with all those robots?

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Either MetLife or Prudential.

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