Miracle Man in a two-part story a few weeks back, this time we've shoe-horned in my childhood favourite character Robot Archie.
You do have to be particularly to remember Archie, which I am so I do. He started in Lion comic in the 1950s, ran through my childhood in the 70s and had disappeared before the 80s started. Being one of the IPC/Fleetway characters whose ownership has been the subject of doubt and argument for most of the last 25 years, he's very sadly been lost to popular culture, which is a great shame as his iconic design knocks spots of most subsequent action characters and is well ahead of its time.
I actually wrote a Return Of Robot Archie story way back in 1989 for a dummy comic (The Picture Story Paper, no I can't find a copy anywhere) largely ripped off from Ted Hughes' The Iron Man, in which Robot Archie had been buried under a housing estate and is found and repaired by a schoolkid, but it never saw the light of day (and the subsequent movie The Iron Giant did everything I had in mind, but way better).
Robot Archie, we may not see him in action again. Mind you, there's a new Beano out in a couple of days and, if you're lucky, he's in that too.
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