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« on: April 03, 2006, 08:38:29 PM »

First, scans for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v39/bmovie_buff/?action=view&current=Superman284-017.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v39/bmovie_buff/?action=view&current=Superman284-018.jpg

They weren't even malfunctioning from the pollution in Earth's atmoshphere yet, were they?

It just doesn't jibe well with the overall compassion that I contribute to Superman/Superboy. God knows even when he was just leaving Smallville, those robots and others (The robot from the Robinson Crusoe of space, for instance) had saved his life by sacrificing their own.

Coulden't he of stuck them on a remote planet in some obscure part of the universe? Even if he felt they were too dangerous to do something like that with (God knows they were hijacked once and he had a bunch of them beating him around) coulden't he of simply deactivated them and left them as husks?

I know the qualifcation of life is debatable, but, like I said, I just think he should of done something else with his robots than fly them into the sun to their doom.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 08:56:44 PM »

While some Superman robots did manage to get true AI, most of them were just toys really.

http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Category:Superman_Robots
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 08:59:11 PM »

Even in the 60's more than one showed, by his lonesome, independent thought, genuine emotion, decison making skills...

Pretty elaborate toys.

Hell, again, in the Silver Age, a Superman robot professed it's love for Lois when Superman was off in space to see whether or not Lois would love his master if he became powerless. Did this all by himself.

Superman needs to respect his robots, darn it!  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 09:07:36 PM »

All the ones with AI are listed there, btw if you know of any more (pre-crisis) by all means add them Cheesy

However most stories had idiot drones mindless going about their way and even being destroyed. One story Superman tried to save a Sub which was stuck, however a piece of red K was also next to it, so Superman sent one of his robots to try and do the deed, but was destroyed due to the pressure. Superman, despite knowing that he could have his powers taken away or some other effect that could kill him thanks to Red K, went ahead and saved the Sub anyway. Th effects had him growing his hair and nails at an alarming rate.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 09:09:21 PM »

Yeah, thinking on it, the robots he had when he was an adult at least went awry on him quite a bit. Plot devices, baby!  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 09:24:20 PM »

Quote from: "Russell"
First, scans for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about.

Russell, do you know what issue those two scans are from?  Looks like a cool story.

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 09:25:28 PM »

What was the issue and date of the story first posted?

I have to admit that I don't like the way its written, the "c'mon, we are going on a mission" approach seems a little sad...
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006, 09:27:06 PM »

The stories from Superman #284, one of my favorites.

The Superboy robot that got away kept making itself better over the years, protecting Smallville in secret, which was great.

It seemed even more powerful than Superman, actually. Threw him right out of our solar system and everything. :lol:
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