Category:Android (robot) comics
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
1. IC in a Sunflower – IC in a Sunflower is a science fiction josei manga written and illustrated by Mitsukazu Mihara. It is a collection of seven, unrelated short stories appeared in the Japanese manga magazine Feel Young from 1994 to 1997. The stories were collected into a bound volume in Japan by Shodensha on October 18,1997. Tokyopop licensed IC in a Sunflower for an English-language release in North America, IC in a Sunflower was positively received by English-language critics and readers. Reviewers identified various themes and literary elements in the collection, and generally enjoyed the short stories, IC in a Sunflower consists of seven short stories, a format that Mitsukazu Mihara frequently uses for her narrative. The stories are unrelated to other, each featuring a different protagonist. The stories of IC in a Sunflower sometimes incorporate a twist ending, keep Those Condoms Away From Our Kids revolves around a future in which teenagers do not have a desire for sex, as a result of an AIDS vaccine. The story focuses on Irori, who is taught about sex in school and encouraged by his parents, the Iron Maiden focuses on a woman who struggles to create a happy life for herself despite the childhood sexual abuse done to her by her older brother. In her backstory, her parents refused to believe her as a child about her brothers abuse towards her, and upset, she bites her doll and develops a compulsive habit of biting. Later, as an adult, she settles down with a husband and child, the Sunflower Quality Of An Integrated Circuit centers on Vanilla, an android who keeps house for an old man married to a younger, unfaithful woman. The man treats Vanilla well, seeing her as a daughter, after the old man reveals his plans for divorce, his wife murders him and orders Vanilla to bury the remains. Vanilla obeys, although she recognizes that the remains were of the old man, the story ends with Vanilla in the garden, keeping her promise to the man by having tea when the sunflowers bloom. In The Other Side Of The Rose Wire, a boy falls in love from afar with a girl taking care of her elderly father. After she fails to appear with her one day, he finds her dressed in mourning clothes with a smile on her face. Fish Out Of Water focuses on a mermaid and her refusal to speak. Her captor attempts to pull her out of the bathtub where she had been living and her mother died, but she survived and imagined herself as a mermaid. She then wakes up from her delusion, finding herself in a hospital instead of a bathtub, mister Mineral revolves around a college student, who collects rocks and is tormented by his memories of dissecting a frog. After learning that his girlfriend is pregnant, he becomes upset, set in a future where human cloning is practiced, Alive focuses on Tou, a clone sent to live in an orphanage of humans as part of an assignment
2. Dimension W – Dimension W is a Japanese manga series written by Yūji Iwahara and published in Square Enixs Monthly Big Gangan magazine since 2011. The series is licensed in North America by Yen Press, an anime television series aired between January and March 2016. In the year 2036, a fourth dimensional axis called Dimension W is proven to exist, cross-dimensional electromagnetic induction devices, known as Coils, were developed to draw out the inexhaustible supply of energy that exists in Dimension W. New Tesla Energy and governments built sixty giant towers around the world in the pattern of a truncated icosahedron to stabilize the energy from Dimension W and supply power to the entire world. This world system is nearing its tenth year of operation as the story begins in 2072, among the collectors is Kyouma Mabuchi, a Coil-hating loner who one day stumbles upon Mira Yurizaki, the gynoid daughter of New Teslas ailing intellectual founder. Kyouma Mabuchi Voiced by, Daisuke Ono, Christopher R. Sabat A Collector who has sworn off all Coil-related technology and has a hobby of restoring old gasoline-powered cars in a junkyard. The war was won with the destruction of Easter Island, though Kyouma lost his memories regarding the battle, to earn a living and to help prevent dangerous Coil malfunctions, Kyouma became an independent contractor who hunts down illegal Coils and those who use them. His preferred weapons are large throwing spikes, in the series he is most often shown driving a white Toyota 2000GT. Her body was designed as a prosthetic for Miyabi Azumaya. After hearing news of her fathers death, Mira decides to help Kyouma collect illegal Coils and she can override computer systems, use her tail to directly interface with Coils, and can detect dimensional distortions. When Koorogi repairs Mira after a stack of cars falls on her, Mary Voiced by, Kimiko Saitō, Stephanie Young A shady club owner who contracts Kyouma to collect illegal Coils for the New Tesla bounty. Koorogi Voiced by, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Josh Grelle A computer expert and he doesnt get along with Kyouma, but provides him with information when requested. New Tesla Energy is the largest enterprise in the world, albert and Kyouma met while serving with elite military unit Grendel, of which they are the only two survivors. Shido Yurizaki Voiced by, Takaya Hashi, Jeremy Schwartz The physicist of the century and he foresaw the militarization of Coils and proposed the superhuman unit Grendel. Shido disappeared two years ago following the death of his wife and daughter and he uses his robot daughter, Mira, to seek out illegal Coils to fuel himself and his research. When the company finally tracks him down in the present, Shido uses the last of his strength to unleash his latest experiment that burns all Coils for several city blocks before vanishing. Seira Yurizaki Voiced by, Takako Honda, Jamie Marchi The wife of Shido Yurizaki, Seira later created Mira from the body intended for Miyabi. Seira and her daughter Ichigo were killed when the D. A. B. broke into their home to seize the results of her research on the day Mira was activated, Ichigo Yurizaki Voiced by, Shiina Natsukawa, Kristi Kang The daughter of Shido Yurizaki and Seira Yurizaki
3. The Original Astro Boy – The Original Astro Boy is a twenty-issue 1980s comic book series by NOW Comics, based on the original Japanese Mighty Atom series by Osamu Tezuka. The series was based mostly on the 1963 Astro Boy anime series, the comic went through three writers and artists, and embellished the original plotline, despite only covering the first episode of the 1963 series. The series begins with Dr. Boynton putting together Astro Boy, after only a few days, Boynton becomes fed up with Astros cold, unchildlike behavior, and plans to shut down and discard him. However, Astro begins to discover that he has powers and was based on Boyntons dead son, in the meantime, the army attempts to capture Astro, as it is hinted that Boynton borrowed money from the military and couldnt repay them. Dr. Elefun is also trying to find Astro, as well as keep the Institute of Science under control, Astro is sold to the circus with an implanted robot named Bruno, where he discovers his fellow robots are constantly in anguish. From there, Astro is pulled into the middle of the robot rights revolution and this story was covered in issues 1-10. Following the end of the storyline, issue 12 focused on the president of a large company called Megacorp hiring a cloaked figure named Agent R to lure in. Agent R used a robot named Megathreat to kidnap a boy named Archie from Astros school. Archie happens to be the Megacorp presidents son, and the plan begins to fail, Astro, in the meantime, is recovering from an internal overload after saving a police car from sinking in the bay. Despite Elefuns warning, Astro goes out to save Archie, destroys Megathreat and this was the point in the series when Brian Thomas took over as the main artist, adopting Astros 1980 character design. Issues 16-18 featured Astro going on a rocket to space, with General Hawkins hoping to find out the reason for multiple shuttle disappearances around a certain area, as Astro and the flight crew prepare to depart, Astro Girl hides on board, with Dr. I. Q. Plenty and Spud doing the same, Dr. Boynton appears one last time and gives Astro a special back-up battery cell, but warns Astro not to let it overload. While in space, the ship is attacked by a grotesque monster, Astro and the crew are dragged to the palace of King Cosmo, the leader of the Cybots. The Cybots, as it was hinted in earlier issues, were a brand of extremely advanced androids who faced discrimination and were forced to flee to space. King Cosmo finds Astro Girl and orders his men to destroy her, after Astro tells Cosmo that humans and robots are equals now, he explodes from the overloading battery. While I. Q. and the crew try to repair Astro, King Cosmo announces that the population of Cybots will be returning to Earth. The Astro Boy license was sold to Tony C, caputo by a Japanese national, whom actually had no legal access to Tezukas characters. This person is credited as Suzuki & Associates in the fine print of most issues
4. The Surrogates – The Surrogates is a five-issue comic book limited series written by Robert Venditti, drawn by Brett Weldele, and published by Top Shelf Productions from 2005 to 2006. In 2009 it was followed by a graphic novel, The Surrogates, Flesh. It has been made into a film, Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis, the first series ran from 2005 to 2006, with a collected edition published in July 2006. A prequel graphic novel, The Surrogates, Flesh and Bone, was published in July 2009, a limited edition hardcover, The Surrogates Operators Manual, collects both books into a single volume. In the year 2054, people use surrogates as a form of telepresence in their daily lives, in Central Georgia Metropolis, Lt. Harvey Greer investigates the destruction of two surrogates. Greer soon discovers a mysterious figure plots to permanently disable all surrogates in an effort to eliminate dependence on them. Greer considers the religious leader named “The Prophet” a suspect. Similar to Steeplejack and The Prophet, Greer feels people have become too reliant on surrogates for superficial reasons, Greer chooses to work the investigation in-person after Steeplejack destroys Greers surrogate. Greer later discovers Steeplejack himself is a controlled by Lionel Canter. Lionel designed surrogates as a tool for the physically impaired and became dissatisfied with their personal use by the non-impaired. Eventually Lionel/Steeplejack successfully disables surrogates throughout the city, Greer later discovers his wife Margaret, a surrogate-addict, has committed suicide because her attractive-looking surrogate was disabled. Flesh and Bone is set fifteen years before the original Surrogates story and it explores the early days of surrogate availability, including riots that take place in the wake of a surrogate-related murder. Harvey Greer is a patrolman investigating the death of a homeless person by a teenage boy who uses his father’s surrogate without permission. The father’s lawyer claims the father operated the surrogate in self-defense, the police reluctantly drop the charges after their witness is murdered by an assassin. Thousands of members of a religious group riot for days, protesting the dropped charges. The mayor meets with the group’s leader “The Prophet” and negotiates an end to the riots by giving the group a large parcel of land to establish a reservation. Greer is promoted to detective after his investigation leads to the teenage boy’s involvement in the death of the homeless man. The lawyer is charged with plotting the murder, although the murder was actually orchestrated by The Prophet
5. Terminator (franchise) – The Terminator series is a science-fiction franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. As of February 2010, the franchise has generated $3 billion in revenue, the central theme of the franchise is the battle for survival between the nearly-extinct human race and the world-spanning synthetic intelligence that is Skynet. Skynet is positioned in the first film as a U. S. strategic Global Digital Defense Network computer system by Cyberdyne Systems which becomes self-aware, upon activation, it immediately perceives all humans as a security threat, and formulates a plan to systematically wipe out humanity itself. Due to time travel and consequent ability to change the future, in Terminator 2, Judgment Day, Sarah states that Judgment Day will occur on August 29,1997. However, Terminator 3, Rise of the Machines shows that the Judgment Day holocaust has been postponed to July 24,2003. In Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Judgment Day was delayed further to April 21,2011, in Genisys, however, that Terminator unit is destroyed and subsequently dissolved in acid by the Guardian, thus preventing Cyberdyne from reverse engineering it. This serves to postpone Judgment Day even further and this concept of never being able to fully prevent Judgement Day but only being able to delay its arrival is at the heart of the Terminator films both technically and artistically. only postponed. This in-universe explanation provides an explanation for more Terminator movies to be made, therefore. This television news spot attempted to compare and contrast how far present day technology, the Terminator is a 1984 science fiction film released by Orion Pictures, co-written and directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. It is the first work in the Terminator franchise, in the film, machines take over the world in the near future, directed by the artificial intelligence Skynet. With its sole mission to completely annihilate humanity, it develops android assassins called Terminators that outwardly appear human, a man named John Connor starts the Tech-Com resistance to fight the machines, defeat Skynet and free humanity. With the fate of humanity at stake, John sends soldier Kyle Reese back to protect his mother, also starring Emmy winner Paul Winfield. It is co-written, directed, and produced by James Cameron and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick. After machines fail to prevent John Connor from being born, they try again in 1995, this time attempting to terminate him as a child by using a more advanced Terminator, the T-1000. As before, John sends back a protector for his younger self, also starring Emmy winner Joe Morton. It was released on July 3,1991 to critical acclaim and grossed $519.8 million worldwide Terminator 3, Rise of the Machines, as a result of the destruction of Cyberdyne at the end of T2, the Skynet takeover has been postponed, not averted. After Connors future self is terminated by a doppelgänger of his previous protector, Kate reprograms it and it was released on July 2,2003 to mixed reviews and grossed $433.4 million worldwide.4 million. It was written by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Paul Haggis, Shawn Ryan, Jonathan Nolan, and Anthony E. Zuiker, directed by McG, and stars Christian Bale as John Connor