Friday, December 28, 2018

Robo Force in: "Rise of the Rival Robo Force!"



I've received so many suggestions for additional members to this blog's first team that I decided  to create a story about it! So who would come out on top  in this conflict?

This is Robo Force's sixth appearance on the blog - they battled Magnus: Robot Fighter in STF #2090... they faced off against Brainiac in STF #1850... 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...

29 comments:

Cavillier1970 said...

I can see the 2nd team being under the control of a more dangerous force looking to control Robo Force, and eventually the 2 two teams work together to stop the Borg, who were able to somehow reactivate Lore.

jackel said...

excellent... excellent...
excellent...
EXTERMINATE!!!!
EXTERMINATE!!!!
EXTERMINATE!!!!!!!!!

Cary Comic said...

I honestly don't know who would win.* But, I love how you use them for all your semi-centennial covers. Genius!



*Although, I can easily imagine the conflict being secretly instigated by some world-class mad scientist-type. Luthor, Dr. Doom, Professor Ivo, etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

NoMan from the Thunder Agents would be a good addition to this team.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this a MetLife Insurance commercial on TV about ten years ago?

Ross said...

The Numbering is actually just a coincidence. I post a team cover every 40 issues, so they will always be a multiple of 10. Next one will be issue 2490.

Alaric Shapli said...

K-9 can definitely take R2D2, and the Vision is the most powerful individual on this cover, so I'd say the newcomers have the edge. Doesn't mean it's a sure thing, though. (The "I am not a robot" check seems particularly ironic in this case, though.)

Emsley Wyatt said...

"Doom Patrol" Robotman would fit right in. But you should allow robots to comment on this cover.

Ross said...

Robotman has a human brain so he is disqualified

Anonymous said...

What would Rosemary (Rosie the Robot) Jetson from 2017's The Jetsons count as?

Anonymous said...

@ my namesake: a token representative of the Me Too Movement, perhaps?

Cary Comic said...

On a lighter note: I'd like to suggest a similar mistaken identity slugfest.

Transformers vs. Gobots!

Mike Shirley said...

And now for a completely ridiculous idea: Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz vs Ultron
Or TIn Man joins the Metal Men.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

BASED On Actual (fictional) Abilities AA) Pnueman (ABC) Vs Anybody (on the cover) Pnueman Loses AB) Any of them VS The Vision (Marvel) The Vision Wins 1)Skeets (DC) VS K-9 (BBC) Skeets wins 1A) Skeets Vs The Human Robot (Atlas) Draw. 1B) Skeets Vs Data (Paramount) Data wins by a slim chance 2)Artoo Detoo (/Marvel/STAR/Dark Horse/PaperCutz/IDW) VS Data (Dances With The Hollywood Stars Fight Artoo Detoo Wins greater name recognition) Data wins 2B) Artoo VS The Human Robot Nobody Wins 2C) R2D2 VS K-9 R2D2 wins. Pnueman & K-9 are the weakest links, especially Pnueman, Pnueman is a Valet/Butler not a fighter. Then again Author's preference always affects the outcomes, like the blind hatred aimed toward Scrappy Doo.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Lore? Cor crikey.

Bob Greenwade said...

I rather see the second team as being led by some government agency, and said agency wants to be in control of all robot teams. By the end of the story, this new team determines that the universe is better off with an independent band of robot heroes, and convinces their superiors of that. In other words, everyone comes out on top (except, of course, for whatever bad guys they come out battling).

In the end, Red Tornado and K-9 might even trade places, based on their respective histories. (I don't know enough about Atomic Robo, Pneuman, or The Human Robot to figure whether they'd be inclined to do likewise.)

The second team really needs a name, though. I'd suggest the Mech Authority.

And I'd really like for either team to have an adventure with the Metal Men. Because, well, Metal Men.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

The League of Super Evil(TV Series) VS The Mighty Heroes (TV Series).

ShadowWing Tronix said...

And the winner is challenged by the REAL Robo Force led by Maxx Steele.
Also, K-9! YAY!

Cary Comic said...

On a half-serious, and slightly more somber, note; once again, Google has given the shaft to Marvel Comics. On what would've been Stan Lee's 96th birthday, they did not even so much as fashion the two O's into a doodle of his eyeglasses!

Jay Johnson said...

Anon2: I don't know about MetLife, but there was a multi-robot General Electric commercial around that time with Data in it (Journey aka Robots on the Move).

Anonymous said...

That's the one! Thanks, Jay. :-)

Anonymous said...

How about adding a Daelek from Doctor Who? In the mix as well as the the Iron Giant

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Anomynom you do realize the Daleks are biological entities in protective individual metal tanks? Well if you din't (As i in "No she din't!") now you done does (as in Knowing Is Half The Battle).

Cary Comic said...

How about Daleks vs. The Borg...with the Metal Men caught in the middle?

"Ex-term-in-ate! Ex-term-in-ate!"

"Extermination-is-irrelevant. You-will-be-assimilated!"

Isaac said...

@ Cary Comic - Throw in the Cybermen and Tharok of the Fatal Five and you're on! All hostile elements will be deleted!

Anonymous said...

Cover of the month!

Cary Comic said...

Best cover of 2018, too! :-)

Wildcat said...

Before Roboforce, there was a bad group of AI villains who called themselves *Heavy Metal. Their leader was the Super Adaptoid. Machine Man was a part of that unit along with Sentry 459, TESS-One, Dragon Man, and Awesome Android.

In this cover sequence... "Machine Man betrayed his first team, and they haven't forgotten! Now the new Heavy Metal squad want him back, or DEAD!"


*see Avengers v1 289

Cary Comic said...

Who would be the leader of the New Heavy Metal; Quasimodo?*


*Quasi-Motivational Destruct Organ (invented by the "Mad" Thinker).

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