Monday, November 17, 2014

Manic Monday Bonus--Well, At Least Brainiac-5 Didn't Use Hitler's Brain to Make Computo!!

Brainiac-5 Walter Jackson is trying to invent the world's greatest computer brain, Computo Cerebex!
A mysterious woman comes to warn them of the danger...


So wait...the giant computer will have Hitler's Schmackenberg's brain?!? AIEEE!!!


A giant thinking machine that has tentacles...that's not familiar at all...

Nope, don't recognize it...

Oh, no, it killed Triplicate Girl Don!

Oh, no, it rebelled against it's creator!!


Man, that seems so familiar...

Nope, not seeing the resemblance at all.

Even the Air Force is helpless against Computo Cerebex:

But he's not done yet!!


Geez...

So, things aren't looking good for humanity.

We try building our own robot to tackle Cerebex...


But that doesn't work so well.

Fortunately, we humans are more clever than we seem...




Yay!!! Earth is saved!! (And Charles Xavier smacks himself in the forehead, asking, "Why didn't we ever try that on Magneto?!?")

Sadly, the lesson wouldn't be learned, as a mere 1100 years later, Brainiac-5 would make the same damn mistake. History does repeat itself (or comic book ideas are borrowed...)

From Planet Comics #73 (1953). That gorgeous robot art is by Bill Benulis.

4 comments:

Oculus Orbus said...

That Planet Comics story had some pretty nice artwork. Any idea who did it? Reminds me a little of Gil Kane in parts, but I'm also seeing Syd Check in there, too. A lot, actually.

snell said...

That was Bill Benulis.

Martin Gray said...

That art is gorgeous especially the mystery woman - so did the story say who she really was?

Jerry Siegel in drag?

snell said...

She was revealed to be Hitler I mean Schmackenberg's daughter...