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Review – Not All Robots #5

Review – Not All Robots #5

Review – Not All Robots #5

Writer: Mark Russell

Artist: Mike Deodato

Publisher: AWA

Release Date: 5th January 2022

Cover Artwork: Rahzzah

Final Issue

In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance). In this concluding issue, humans and robots deal with the fallout of tensions boiling over

Writer: Mark Russell

The dust settles after the last killer issue with humans and robots suffering losses (including the Walters psychopathic robot Snowball) and examples need to be made of those who dared take a robot life. Outside the dome, we see a dystopian landscape ruled by gangs of marauding militia. Cheryl stands up for herself but is ejected from the dome, but at least her family gets 15 seconds to grieve and gets free ice cream!

As the rest of her family, minus her spineless husband, set out to find her will there be a happy ending, and what even is a happy ending in this world?

Nobody wins in Russell’s script (apart from the ruling council) and as an allegory for Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, it’s painfully spot on. As the narration says “The truth is, we were never really enemies, we were just more useful in opposition to each other

Artist: Mike Deodato

I can’t think of any artist that would have done this project more justice than Deodato. From creating unique robot characters without faces to the background gridwork that drives you forward relentless in each issue. His attention to background details and little extras brightens up every image and by re-reading it you find fresh things to marvel over.

Overall Thoughts

Great stories like Animal Farm, 1984 and Not All Robots allow creative teams to document the wrongs of the world in new and we can point and say we do not recognise the worlds they create but deep down perhaps we are All Robots to what our prejudices are and how we got them?

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