Monster of the Day #883

This is a nice addition, since it adds super-science to the post-apocalyptic landscape. I wonder if this was a leftover of a previous age, or the work of a contemporary mad scientist.

  • Flangepart

    Uh, not lookin’ too ‘invincable’ there, robot guy…

  • Ken_Begg

    Ha! Exactly!

  • Ericb

    Fry and Bender in the rebooted, dark and gritty Futurama.

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  • bgbear_rnh

    Federal Government shut down, day 6230.

  • Rock Baker

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  • Flangepart

    But, ya know, Like Capt. Leela he does pretty well with limited depth perception.

  • Luke Blanchard

    I’ve seen it argued that Bender’s design looks like it was based on the robot from the cover of STARTLING COMICS #49, cover-dated for Jan. 1948.

  • Ken_Begg

    Yes, it’s a pretty close match. I think I posted it as a MotD one time.

  • Petoht

    That’s a mighty flimsy twig he’s swinging from there.

  • Rodford Smith

    *Sigh* Let’s try this again. First time, my comment was deleted when I tried to post it.

    The cover is deceptive; the robot was actually a lot tougher than that and took some clever work to defeat.

    This is one of my favorite issues. It has an atomic-powered pneumatic subway between New York and DC (With a working autochef!) a Secret Service robot designed to protect the President, a very rushed tour of the historic sights of the area (including a LEM labelled “First Moon Craft” in the Air and Space Museum [remember, this was published in 1967]) and much more.