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[personal profile] flint_marko's recent entry about Superboy's Robot Teacher that "made him a man" reminded me that I've been meaning to post this. You'll understand why once you've read it.

Supergirl has discovered that one of her Linda Danvers robot duplicates is missing.

Supergirl's college is hit by a series of disasters, and the evidence points to her being responsible for every one of them, up to and including a destructive rampage by a Supergirl robot double.

Supergirl and her cousin's most recent team-up did not go swimmingly.

The Red Rebel is a notorious local college prankster. After Supergirl nabs him, she gets him to help her with a trap for the mysterious Topar.

Why, it's Superboy's old Robot Teacher! He explains his history to Supergirl.

Date: 2012-11-09 02:55 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
So, why hasn't the Super Teacher come back as villain in any of the new universe? He'd make a pretty solid bad guy.

Date: 2012-11-09 05:37 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
I agree with bringing him back in the DCnU.

Date: 2012-11-10 08:34 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Well, there's this...

Date: 2012-11-09 03:01 am (UTC)
freezer: (Clearly A Dick)
From: [personal profile] freezer
That is some jawdropping dickery right there. Seriously, why would the concept of a super-powered girl confuse a robot? In all the worlds he's presumably visited, he's never hit world with a female champion? Hell, it's not like female superheroes were a new thing by then, or even rare.

Date: 2012-11-09 12:00 pm (UTC)
theflames: The Joker best expression. (Default)
From: [personal profile] theflames
Female might only be a human-shape concept. Plus... Superman's dad made him.

Date: 2012-11-09 03:48 am (UTC)
silverhammerman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I can actually kind of get behind the idea of a sort of nomadic super mentor who goes around helping superbeings learn to use their powers. It seems like a pretty decent stock character.
Of course the actual character is terrible and creepy. And note how they just kind of skip over the whole "mind-control-roofie-manhood-scheme" when it recaps its own history.

Date: 2012-11-09 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
And at least it didn't try to make Supergirl a Woman.

Although, given the cosmic train wreck that was her love life, maybe it should have.

Date: 2012-11-09 12:52 pm (UTC)
leoboiko: manga-style picture of a female-identified person with long hair, face not drawn, putting on a Japanese fox-spirit max (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoboiko
scans-daily: it's never just me XD

Date: 2012-11-09 01:50 pm (UTC)
jkcarrier: me, at my old office (Default)
From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
The notorious "manhood" story was published after this one.

And yeah, while it's traditional for the "old wise master" to be a bit of a dick to their students (see: Yoda, Mr. Miyagi), this robot guy takes it to a whole other level.

Date: 2012-11-09 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
1. I am accepting it as eternal canon that Jor-El's AIs are all programmed with "STUPID GIRLS CAN'T DO NOTHING RIGHT" as a fundamental truth. This is because he built them when he was eight.

2. The robot teacher so needs to team up with Zoom II. Suffering is educational!

3. How does booby-trapping a key keep Supergirl out of the Fortress of Solitude? She's a PC Kryptonian who's friends with the Legion of Super-Heroes, there's like forty different ways she could break in. Including just building another key.

4. I feel really bad for Supergirl's robot doubles. They emote so much. Probably spend all their maintenance time wondering why they were programmed to feel love.

5. This never occurred to me before, but...did Krypto have any robot doubles?
Edited Date: 2012-11-09 05:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-09 08:23 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Pandor-9 appears to be of the same species as Arm-Fall-Off Boy

Date: 2012-11-10 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
And if the robot teacher had trained Arm-Fall-Off Boy, you know he would have passed the audition.

"Swing your detached limb in an arc 37 degrees closer to the horizontal! That will deliver 800 additional Newtons of force to Lightning Lad's face!"
Edited Date: 2012-11-10 12:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-09 08:23 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
When Damian gets old enough to be replaced, he can be the Red Rebel!

Date: 2012-11-09 09:19 pm (UTC)
marghammerman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marghammerman
Wait... Robot teacher is saying that in the DC universe, gender and patriarchy are universe-wide things? And out of all those planets he's been too, Earth is actually the *most* gender equitable??? Sheesh, the more you know...

Date: 2012-11-10 12:56 am (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Well... Earth-1 was the particular parallel world where the Guardians of the Universe originated... maybe it wasn't an accident.

Date: 2012-11-09 09:35 pm (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
I'm not really seeing the connection between the cover and the story?


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