Monster of the Day #985 Updated on September 4, 2014 By Ken Begg 14 Comments For your edification: A robot wrestling a lion. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1644 (Oct 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1643 (Oct 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1642 (Oct 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1641 (Oct 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1640 (Oct 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 But if it were a robot lion…. hmmmmmm… Also, was the hat on the ground being worn by the robot? If I were a robot not sure I’d dress in a loincloth and a hat but well I guess to each his own. bgbear_rnh Hah, thought same, probably inspired by a Tarzan illustration. It seems to have been dressed, if not disguised, as a meatbag. Notice the ragged cloth around its wrist. I assume the poor lion got a few swipes in before the robovet got him ready for his meds. Beckoning Chasm It kind of looks like the “chainmail” type rags were some kind of human disguise (seen from the inside), and there are various lumps and such which look like further shredded clothing…so does this mean that the lion is the good guy? bgbear_rnh I always cheer fur before fer. Flangepart Hummm…well not likely it’s Adam link. No Binder on the cover. Cullen Waters The future of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus? bgbear_rnh and if the new lion tamer doesn’t work out, they could use him as spare parts for the Calliope. bgbear_rnh No Baum either so that explains the absence of Dorothy, Toto, and Scarecrow. Eric Hinkle Robercules wrestling the Nemean Lion! And odd to see E.E. Smith’s name there without the ‘Doc’ part. Flangepart Edward Elmer? Huh…that’s kinda like shouting out “Robert Rhul Tolkein” when you’re watching JEOPARDY…well, when I’m watching…never mind… Gamera977 Really? I had no idea what E.E. stood for, I always just called him ‘Doc’ Smith. Petoht I like that the robot has a loin cloth. Luke Blanchard Information on the contents of many fantastic pulps can be found at the Internet Speculative Fiction database (ISFDB). It says this was the issue for Oct. 1928 and the cover illustrates “To the Moon by Proxy” by J. Schlossel. E.E. Smith’s contribution was the third part of THE SKYLARK OF SPACE. The Aug. issue, with the first part, also featured “Armageddon – 2419” by Philip Francis Nowlan, the basis of the comic strip BUCK ROGERS. A sequel, “The Airlords of Han”, appeared in the issue for Mar. 1929 (and was cover-featured). Eric Hinkle Hmm, a Internet site for the fantastic pulps? I’ll have to go looking for that. Thanks for the information.