Monday, October 27, 2014

Archie Shows Off his Robot Slave in ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE #9

I've been pretty excited about the latest batch of comic book digests that have been coming out of Archie Comics these days -- though I've been struggling to get my hands on them through my local comic book shop as well as Barnes & Noble! Regardless, they're slowly trickling into my hands.

I finally got a copy of ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #9, which technically includes a new lead story. But let's face it. The writer has been dead for a year and a half. The lead story in this digest might technically be "new," but it's been lying around in somebody's inventory drawer for quite some time!

I'm so used to Archie Comics coming out with all sorts of stories and gimmicks aimed at grabbing your attention. So this new story seems a bit stale compared to some of the other stories that I've enjoyed from Archie Comics lately.

This short story is set in the year 2037 A.D. It appears that the people of Riverdale have created a race of robotic servants called "Robs." Archie describes all sorts of ways that his own Rob -- named Carrot-Top -- makes his life easier. Such as...

This story is pretty much filled with tutorial gags such as this one. It wasn't great. It wasn't horrible. It was mostly a forgettable short story with a mildly familiar hook. "The Robot Millennium" was written by George Gladir, penciled by Jeff Shultz, inked by Jim Amash, and lettered by Jack Morelli.

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