“…a well-told, layered story with
complex ideas and themes about a
guy in a mini-skirt who fights robots.”
Today on the program we discuss the flagship title that launched Valiant Comics – Magnus Robot Fighter. This is the story of a man named Magnus …that fights robots …in a mini-skirt …which to be fair was the style at the time. Written by Jim Shooter with art by Art Nichols this is a surprisingly complex comic that deals with politics, and poverty, and even touches on gender identity, and all this coming from Jim Shooter who was not known for being – sensitive – in those areas.
In addition, we talk about the complicated legacy of Jim Shooter. A giant in the industry for sure, but also a controversial one as well.
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