Mangle, Robot Mangler

“Mangle, Robot Mangler”

Mangle, Robot Mangler

6 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Slow Death #4 (1972). Reprinted [B&W] in Anthology of Slow Death (1975), [B&W] in The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978) and [B&W] in Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987) [VERS.2].
Story/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Psychedelic color: (unknown, not by Mr. Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).

Brazil [BR]: as “Mandrol – O exterminador de andróides” in Porrada Special # 8 (1990).
France [FRA]: as “A. Brise Tout, brise tout ennemi”, [COLOR] (!) in Actuel [II] #31 (197?), and as “Brisefer Casseur Cassé” in Razar le lâche (1976) and L’Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. [I] #21 (1981).
Germany [GER]: as “Mangle, Robot Mangler [GER]” in U-Comix Sonderband [GER] #7 (197?), as “Mangel der Roboterkiller” in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 1 (1977).
Italy [ITA]: as “Manglio, lo spaccarobot” in Gong #8-9/78, and Alter alter#10/78, and as “Mangle, distruttore di robots” in Collana Nera #11 (1984).
Spain [SPA]: as “Mangle, aniquilador de robots” in El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben [#1] (1977), 1984 [SPA] #20, Richard Corben obras completas #6 (1986), and Rip o tiemp o atras #1 (1987).

Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: SF/Humour. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Full frontal girls and well hung men.
Keywords: Robots. Mangling. Smashing. Android. Girlfriend.
Synopsis: A maniac robot mangler meets new prototype of robot, kind of an android, called Mada. Jeela, Mangle’s girlfriend, has choosen a new boyfriend and guys start to fight.
Comment: B&W artwork is very good, but as a story the ending explanation spoils everything.
Extra: Story is a parody of comic story “Magnus, Robot Fighter”, published by Gold Key, which ran from Feb. 1963 to Jan. 1977. Russ Manning drew all of the issues up to #22, after which most of the issues were repeated. Magnus’s girlfriend was named “Leeja”. [thanks plogg!]Alternatives, [VERS.2]: New android has got underpants, Jeela does not hold android’s gigantic penis (on page four), but her hand lays on his leg. There is saying, “- – fucking fabrications?!” on second page but on sixth page last frame there is a result of eraser: “- – a [fucking] good time.”
Alternatives, [COLOR]: Only known existing (psychedelic!) color version is printed in France, Actuel [II] #31 (197?).

Mangle, Robot Mangler, 6 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: July 4, 2019 at 16:38 pm

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