Mangle, Robot Mangler"Mangle, Robot Mangler"

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

BR BR: as "Mandrol - O exterminador de andróides" in Porrada Special # 8 (1990).
FRA FRA: as "A. Brise Tout, brise tout ennemi", (!) 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).
GER 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).
ITA 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).
SPA 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, : 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, : 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. Modified: February 19, 2017.