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"What happens when the copy thinks of itself as superior to the original? Appropriation of identity, the replication of social hierarchies, the hegemony of a particular race, gender, sexual orientation -- any one group over another, really -- this is what Magnus Robot Fighter is about.

"That, and karate chopping robots until they explode."
-- Fred Van Lente

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"Going to spend much of the day writing about Robot Theology. You know, as one does." -- Fred Van Lente

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"A robot is a representation of the human, and this book is about representation and appropriation. When it’s not about karate chopping robots until they explode, of course." -- Fred Van Lente

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"That’s the whole theme of appropriation again. H8R is a highly distorted representation of a certain kind of African-American speech; Magnus appropriates [Frederick] Douglass as an ahistorical referent to his own situation.

"...Robots can’t be authentic, all they can do is copy. It’s nearly impossible for them to come up with anything original on their own.

"White people are robots, that’s basically what I’m saying. Or is it?"
-- Fred Van Lente

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First, Dynamite Comics did a new version of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. Now, on the heels of that, they've launched the latest interpretation of Magnus: Robot Fighter.

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Since Magnus Robot Hunter is hot right now, let's look at the original Gold Key series!



Seven pages from the 21-page main story in "Magnus Robot Fighter" #42, plus a bonus.

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