Monday, December 24, 2012

Damn clever Rom/Robocop reference in HULK#344

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Well I gotta hand it to Gary Martin Jr. who once again has lived up to his official title as a Rom curator cause this one's a beauty! This one comes from Incredible HULK#344 (1988) written by Peter David. There's been stuff for years on the internet drawing analogies between ROM and Robocop I just never knew that comparison was also in an issue of the HULK too.
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As to the question of ROM liking Robocop had he seen it I think the story of what's left of a man's humanity trapped in a technological prison might have hit a bit too close to home while he was still a spaceknight. Just like with Murphy during those flash back scenes Rom's dilemma as a cyborg who yearned to be human was a reoccurring theme in his comic book series. But it's all good now of course so we'll send him and Brandy on Galador a Robocop (the 1st one!) DVD.

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I know you guys have seen this already but that clip art has me so stocked I feel like posting this again just because. Just in case you haven't seen them yet: Robocop rap video by DJ Mayhem featuring movie footage from the first one along with an awesome beat and lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k  Robocop rock video by Mental Deficiency that really does rock and written with clever lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghVxJJWENkw  And for a trip down memory lane here's a video of the original Robocop film music score: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7rjLQuW2nQ

9 comments:

  1. Peter David is one of us. He sure loves Mantlo's stuff.

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    1. looks like he may also have been a fan of the first Robocop movie too.

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    2. Who's not a fan of the first Robocop movie?

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  2. Wow! I remember reading this when it first came out, and I have not only the issue, but the trade paperback in which it takes place. Now I have to go see if it's in there, or if Marvel took it out. Only now do I finally appreciate the moment and its meaning. Thanks for the flashback, my friend! It's good to go back to this moment and finally appreciate it in full context.

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  3. I Love the tie in and it would have been appreciated by Rom. The whole tragedy of being in love with a life you can no longer have or share!

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  4. That is pretty cool! I wish there were more of these tips of the hat nowadays.

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  5. zhaanman
    as Jeff Goldblum said in The Fly remake which was another great 80s movie, "i'm an insect that dreamt of being a man and loved it. but now the dream is over . . . the insect is awake".

    Dan
    there are so many things about today's comics i wish were different nowadays.

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  6. HA! I had no idea! Thats awesome. I think ROM would have appreciated the subtleties of Robocop! Nice catch!

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    1. actually it was Gary's catch. he just handed it off to me.

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