Saturday, March 19, 2011
National's Robotman was yet another Jerry Siegel creation although Siegel is not credited with this particular tale and in fact may have been gone from the company by this time. The art here is by Jimmy Thompson (no relation), another underrated artist of the Golden Age who did quite a few ROBOTMAN stories, many of which featured impressive splash pages. The one seen here highlights our hero's sidekick--a music-loving robot dog named Robbie. This series appeared for years in STAR-SPANGLED COMICS but when it ended after the war, unlike other heroes who just disappeared, Robotman switched to DETECTIVE COMICS where his adventures with Robbie continued for another few years!