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|Comic Book Bots|
Sonic the Hedgehog #8's cover featuring the Comic Book Bots destroying each other.
|Group Overview and Statistics|
Super-villain robot group
Unknown (during Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 8)
The Comic Book Bots are a group of robots featured only in Sonic the Hedgehog #8. They were created after Dr. Robotnik caught his robot aid, Crabmeat, collecting comic books. Inspired by the super-powered characters found within, he had these robots constructed. However, they proved ineffective in defeating Sonic the Hedgehog and were subsequently destroyed.
The first of the comic robots, Botman, was called after Sonic fell for Robotnik's broadcast of his intentions to turn the Great Forest into a toxic waste dump. Summoned by a spotlight signal, he arrived and briefly appeared to be winning against Sonic. However, Sonic proved too fast for this robot, even gutting him so fast that Robotnik wasn't even aware that Botman had been defeated.
Botman was based on Batman.
Wolvurkel was intended to be based on the character of Wolverine of the X-Men. However, when Robotnik summoned him to replace Botman, it was revealed that a communications glitch had resulted in him instead resembling Steve Urkel. (Presumably, this was intended to be a tribute to Jaleel White, the actor who played Urkel in the television series Family Matters as well as providing the voice of Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.)
Wolvurkel was also the only comic book robot not shown to be destroyed.
Spawnmower was the third robot to be pitted against Sonic, and arguably the most formidable. He could have devastated the entire Great Forest if not stopped, but fortunately had the flaw of stopping periodically to strike a pose. Sonic was thus able to pull his spark plug wire, allowing him to push the Spawnmower off a nearby cliff.
He was based on the superhero Spawn and a lawnmower.
Proclaimed as a "Freedom Fighter Fighter", Magbot was quickly destroyed. He was based on Magnus the Sorceror.
Captain Marbot was proclaimed by Robotnik as having been revived from the "Golden Age of Heroes"-but despite that, he was easily defeated by Sonic. Captain Marbot was based on Captain Marvel.
Robotnik's last model, and one that he expressed little confidence in, Mighty 'Bot was also easily defeated by Sonic. His only useful contribution, along with that of his two immediate predecessors, was to leak oil that caused Sonic to slip, preventing him from pursuing a fleeing Robotnik.
Mighty Bot was based on the character of Mighty Mouse.
- Comic Book Bots at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki