Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #2
Issue(s): Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #2
Doom takes him to Latveria where Doom demonstrates his nuclear capabilities and his robot army.
Not just nuclear; Doom is also experimenting with green energy (only Dr. Doom could announce the installation of some solar panels with such menace!).
Then - and this should never have happened - Doom's robots, which Doom already knew were worshiping a robot god, decide to rebel against Doom in a bid for their independence. The robot army is led by Andro, aka the Doomsman from the Astonishing Tales stories.
Namor reluctantly helps Doom put down the robot rebellion. After they're all put down, Doom reveals he's got a back-up robot army in storage.
This is not a story that portrays Doom in a very good light. It's also pretty ham-fisted in addressing the old "do androids dream of electric sheep?" issue.
This issue starts with Namor chasing off an oil tanker. They refer to him as the SubmaREEner, a joke on the way a lot of people mispronounce his name.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Has to take place after Fantastic Four #160 (see reference below).
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I have to agree with the quality rating on this one; well....maybe I would give it a "C". This was definitely not Roy Thomas' best work; it would have been nice to see the Doomsman re-appear at some point in time; and perhaps with a better writer, he could have been more than the one-dimensional character that he was here.
Posted by: Robert Barron | July 14, 2011 9:50 PM
This is pretty much the end of the whole "robot rebellion" subplot running through the last several years of Doom appearances. It won't be missed.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | December 5, 2015 9:54 AM
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