ROBOTMAN

"THE ROBOTMAN DETECTOR"


The comic book story below about Robotman titled The Robotman Detector, first appeared in full color as it does here, in the No. 72 issue of "Star Spangled Comics," dated September 1948. That same year it also appeared in the "Daisy Handbook No. 2" published by the Daisy Manufacturing Company. The handbook was printed in a booklet format of 128 pages plus an eight page catalog in the center with the covers measuring 5.25" x 4.5". The handbook, except for the smaller size, was similar to a comic book as to content except in black and white instead of color and the page format, rather than having the typical comic book height higher than the width rectangle shape, was for the most part, nearly square.

When the online version of the Daisy Handbook was made available the ROBOTMAN: The Robotman Detector story was left out, hence, to make up for it, it's appearance is presented below, albeit in full color and comic book size format. My personal interest in the 1948 Daisy Handbook No. 2 has nothing to do with Robotman per se', but with a story not left out titled 500 Years Too Soon, a well done illustrated biography of Leonardo Da Vinci, especially the portion that deals with the Da Vinci Flying Machines. In the handbook, as with the Robotman story, it too was in black and white and square. So too, it also had been published previously in full size comic book format and full color appearing in the No. 58 issue of "True Comics," dated March 1947, linked for those who may be so interested down the page.



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DA VINCI: TRUE COMICS, NO. 58, MARCH 1947

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