Been awhile since I’ve written for Topless Robot, but my latest article focuses on the most ponderous action figures ever made by the Mego Corporation, like Disco Mugato and the grandmother from The Waltons!
Archive for ‘Marx’
Ever since I saw the LEGO zombies in Collectible Minifigures Series 1, I knew I had to make my own little zombie movie within the confines of the comic. And I think Zombies Vs. Little Red Riding Hood will be my next project.
I was going to use this post to ask you guys to support the fan-created LEGO “Shaun of the Dead” Winchester set posted on LEGO CUUSOO, but it just hit the 10,000 votes it needs to be considered by The LEGO Group as an officially-released set! This is amazing! Congrats to its creator, Yatkuu! Man, do I want this thing. An empty display shelf awaits it, and I have Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” in my iTunes queue. Simon Pegg, Shaun himself, is to thank for getting this set the attention that it needed. He asked people to vote for it during an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show, along with recounting a prank on his Twitter followers that was so devilishly awesome that the man must have a kinship with this comic’s own Commander Schwartz! Click the link in the previous sentence to watch the video!
This comic page was a satisfying one to create.”Bootlegs” is a long story, so it’s nice to begin a new chapter of it in a new setting. The setting is not new to the comic itself, as the Raven’s Port Bar has shown up many times; it’s one of the comic’s main locations. The respect just won by Schwartz follows his fairly regular assignment of being sent to break up bar fights between those uninhibited and wacky M:Tron scientists! The “Have You Seen Me?” poster is of course for Scouse, who went missing when he was abducted by aliens right outside the bar! Finally, Valkyrie sure made good on her golf-related promise from earlier in the story, didn’t she? FORE!
Things must be serious! This is the first time anyone’s ever bit it in the comic.
I originally wanted to call this story “Dragon Attack” (like the Queen song) but I didn’t want to give away the surprise monsters in the title. So I went with the more confusing “Blank Attack.” Anyway, yes, this was meant to illustrate whatever Freddie Mercury was singing about in “Dragon Attack.”