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“Study hard, kids, and one day you too can build robots that might accidentally enslave humanity!” – The Amazing Spider-Man: Riot at Robotworld

June 30, 2010

A few weeks ago I featured a Spider-Man giveaway that dealt with the depressing topic of child abuse.  Just in case anyone is still down in the dumps about that one, I thought that it might be wise to look at a one-off handout that contains less glum subject matter.  So, voila:

Dwayne McDuffie and Alex Saviuk give us this tale, sponsored by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., or NACME to its friends.  Spider-Man schleps over to the new Epcot Center-y Robotworld so that he can cover its grand opening in his Peter Parker guise.  There he’s met by Ana Lopez, a lusty looking latina who’ll serve as his guide:

There’s also group of kids that will be accompanying them, an assemblage (not surprisingly) free of any apparent European ancestry:

Off they go, and they’re shown displays of some mind-numbingly boring robots.  Soon these inert exhibits come alive and start rampaging about the complex:

Spidey springs into action as Ana and the kids run off, and in their flight this ad hoc Minority Brigade stumbles across the culprit behind this mechanized mayhem:

Ultron brings out some familiar faces to fight Spider-Man and flirt with copyright infringement:

Eventually Ana and her brat pack finagle a way to shut down both the robots and Ultron by remote control, and on the final page we get Ana’s “timeshare hard sell” routine about how to become an engineer:

And there you have it.  It’s a short, silly little issue, but it’s a relief after that previous plunge into the dark world of kids getting slapped around.  Have a good one!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2014 11:25 am

    I am guessing that “Riot at Robotworld” wil not in any way, shape or form be providing even the slightest bit of inspiration for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. At least I hope not.


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