Mar 30

They call me The Iron GiantClick for larger image

Runaway on the runwayClick for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: Robot Day

Good Show Sir Comments: A Robot Play in Two Short Acts

1. Rockin’ that third leg

2. Usain Bolts

Published 1963, 1966

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 5.67 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “It Was the Day of the Runaway Robot”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    1: “Bleep – no, that’s not my leg, human. To be frank, it’s my belknap – long.”

    2: “Dang, tripped again!”

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    I’m intrigued by the superfluous “IT WAS THE…” Was he paid by the word?

  3. fred Says:

    I don’t care if it is in either story, these covers need a busty woman in a torn blouse instead of rope.

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    Looks more like the night of the robot than it’s day…

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    1. Nothing to see here but an 80-foot-tall hash-pipe smoking robot

    2. Unfortunately the Galactic Supreme Court Dred Scott decision returned the robot to his owners.

  6. Cornelius Says:

    1. “Look out! He’s got a tuning fork!”

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Cover 2:. The guy swinging on the rope in the background: “weeeeeeeeee!”

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    1.) Tripod
    2.) Trip odd.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I just realized that robot feet are not that difficult to draw. Robot genitalia, on the other hand . . . .

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    Robot #1: if people are shooting at you or literally wrenching your knee, and the whole forest is on fire, it’s not really your day. It doesn’t matter what that is you’re smoking.

    Robot #2: flip-flops are not ideal for sprinting.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Bibliomancer on #1: well, that explains why its apparent reaction [1] to people shooting holes in it and trying to mess up its knee is just “bro….”

    (I was sort of wondering how they managed to attach those ropes (cables?) to its leg in the first place, but if it’s stoned enough…)

    “Usain bolts”

    A double pun! GSS, GSSC.

    #2: I guess taking the elevator was too slow for Rope Guy.

    [1] I suspect the artist couldn’t figure out how to do Dynamic Action with three legs. (The robot’s legs, that is)

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Shivers go up…
    …shivers go down.
    Shivers go up…
    …shivers go down.

    See? SEE?? That’s how terrifying this book is!

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Guy in front on #1:

    “Woo! We’re gonna have plenty of scrap metal AND a giant bong!”

  14. Francis Boyle Says:

    What beautiful green eyes eye you have #1.

    Won’t someone think of #2’s owner being deprived of the opportunity to watch the latest episode of I love Lucy.

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Francis Boyle: a runaway robot is a problem, but a runaway entertainment center is a _crisis_.

  16. Francis Boyle Says:


    You thought dropping your phone into the toilet was bad but that’s nothing compared to what the denizens of the retro-future have to deal with.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: Guess the guy swinging down in a hurry is hoping to stop the impending TV destruction.

    Or at least get the robot to land face up so they can watch tonight’s episode of “Raket and Skibet”.

  18. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Too late, they realized that Elon Musk had been building a giant killer robot all along, and the rocket had just been a smokescreen…”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: GSS!

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