Monday, September 20, 2010

Robotman vs Godzilla

Back in the 80’s, the Robotman comic strip first appeared as a tie-in to a rather saccharine mass-marketing/toy concept. While the toy failed to catch on with consumers, the strip continued to run in newspapers and was slowly re-imagined as a means to parody pop culture, films and television- particularly those of a science fiction persuasion. Below are some scans from a storyline spoofing Godzilla movies. I really can’t picture any currently-running comic strip embracing subject matter like this nowadays.

1 comment:

Chris Well said...

I *loved* the Robotman comic. One of my great memories working at the college newspaper was getting to interview Robotman cartoonist Jim Meddick.