While suffering inside an antique mall whose AC was on the blink yesterday, I also unwillingly heard what could quite possibly be the worst song of all time playing on their overhead speaker system. The song in question, --which would've been funny if it had been Weird Al, --was actually some lyin', honky tonkin', cuntry boy who seemed to be under the impression that some girl thinks his tractor is "sexy." Yes, you read that right. A sexy tractor. It was unbearable, and I almost ran from the antique mall screaming. So with that, here's a story about a robot on the loose, and in one panel we discover that he's destroyed a tractor-- hurrah! Annnnd *deep breath*, that's all I've got to say about that, as we delve into another Friday Frights Atlas classic, this time from the October 1954 issue of Mystery Tales #22, with art by Jack Abel. "Sexy tractor." wtf?!
I saw the ending coming because the opening crawl ended with that obviously belabored phrase but it was still a fun tale, though for a bit in the middle they almost had me with thinking the twist might be the detective being a robot, too!
Hey, scientist, maybe next time a remote way to turn off your robots? Just an idea! Oh, and robot hunter, maybe carry a bazooka? Just another thought!
I love the 50s robots, especially the tube like robots. And this one almost seems to be wearing a mask! Abel not only turns in a good robot, but he also turns in a good detective. Fun stuff!
I actually didn't see the ending coming and thought, like Brian that it was going to be that the detective was also a robot. That would explain why he was somewhat sympathetic towards him. I also like the design of A100 and how he keeps addressing the detective as "man."
Also, don't ask me how, but I know exactly what song you're talking about. It's called (no joke) "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy." by Kenny Chesney.
A "sexy" tractor? Set that b*tch up on a blind date with Killdozer!
Really enjoyed this one. Clever ending. I also like having to wait until Friday for the next one.
Viva delayed gratification!
Sweet, sweet horror: Highly effective surprise pile of dead bodies. What kind of bounty hunter was this guy, anyway? Not sure what his plan was. Seems like maybe he thought he could use sci-fi logic questions to short-circuit the problem? Raincoat guy must have been upwind, huh? Mr. Barnes mentions the mask-like look of the robot's face, and I'll take that one step further: Maybe a hockey mask in the sequel? Summer camp season's just around the corner.
Were we still talking about Matt Fox? Man, this ish has a great cover!
True story: When I went to comment on the Hedy stories in yesterday's post--just a half hour ago--the reCAPTCHA asked me to prove I was not a robot. How? By asking me identify which photos in a grid contained tractors! I can see why it was confused, many of the images were lawn mowers. I know the difference but I failed the test anyway. I had to reload and tell it what traffic lights look like, instead.
> Oh, and robot hunter, maybe carry a bazooka?
I suppose if the detective were carrying any kind of weapon, it would cancel out the reader's early theory of him also being a robot though.
>It's called (no joke) "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy." by Kenny Chesney.
Please Glowworm, the less said about that song the better! haha
>A "sexy" tractor? Set that b*tch up on a blind date with Killdozer!
LOL!! Sexy meets sinister on the CBS Movie of the Week...
>reCAPTCHA asked me to prove I was not a robot. How? By asking me identify which photos in a grid contained tractors!
Are you freakin' kidding' me??? That's hysterical hahaha...
Great comments this time around-- thanks to everyone who helps make this blog more entertaining than all the other blogs still running out there put together! :)
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