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Magnus, Robot Fighter Archives Volume 2 Hardcover – Jul 19 2005

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books (July 19 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593072902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593072902
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1.9 x 26.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #463,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Magnus, Robot Fighter stood out from among the hundreds of titles that surfaced during the 1960s comic-book boom for several reasons. It wasn't published by one of the "big two" companies, Marvel and DC, but by minor player Gold Key; it was the rare sf title in a field dominated by superheroes; and it showcased one of the period's best artists, the relatively unsung Russ Manning. Its premise is classic sf stuff: in a future world grown weak from overdependence on cybernetic servants, Magnus, trained from youth by Robot 1A, protects the continent-wide city NorthAm from renegade robots and evil humans who use the robots against society. The stories remain sufficiently intelligent and compelling today, and Manning's elegant art, derived from Alex Raymond's 1930s Flash Gordon, makes Magnus worth reprinting. His shiny depiction of the forty-first century is tremendously appealing, despite and because of its now blatantly old-fashioned conceptions, such as flying cars and conveyer-belt sidewalks. Unfortunately, the volume's substandard reproductions lose much of the original details. Manning's crisp, clean line deserves better. Gordon Flagg
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By Adam on May 30 2013
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Magnus is so cool, this whole series is really great. I have vol. 1 thru 3 now and I read them over and over again.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Still a print problem Sept. 6 2005
By rucktoon - Published on
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The first volume had printing issues, and so does this one. Not as bad, or am I just used to it now? Still worth it, but I hope Book 3's quality is better.
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Magnus! Sept. 18 2013
By P. Peirce - Published on
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Russ Manning is the best. In the 1960's he saw the problem brewing - he is only off slightly by how it is manifesting itself. What we need is Magnus, iPhone Fighter 2000 AD, to smash the mobile devices to which people have become enslaved. Anyways, after decades of mulling it over, I've decided that Russ Manning produced the best comics of all time, so owning this book, or anything else Manning ever did, will bring anyone interested in comics a ton of pleasure.
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Russ Manning's work on this series is fantastic - this comics was one of my favorites when ... Dec 12 2013
By Chuck Minsker - Published on
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Russ Manning's work on this series is fantastic - this comics was one of my favorites when I was young, and they hold up quite well today. The warning that humans shouldn't become too dependent on technology is more true today than it was when this series was created. Loaded with fantastic charters, creative designs and technology and entertaining stories, these are classic tales well worth collecting. Highly recommended!
Great comics from my childhood. Aug. 26 2013
By jpo - Published on
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I enjoyed the original run of Magnus in GoldKey comics as a child and Jim Shooters reboot of Magnus. Russ Manning's great art work is a treat.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This was what made being seven years old fun June 11 2012
By Mat Enloe - Published on
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These collected works have given me back a piece of the spark of my youth... Each generation has had new influences and you will find that the men of era's prior to my generation have baseballs on their desktops or very very hot cars in their garages... My generation has vinyl records with usb record players, CD's and DVD's to the ceiling, espresso maker's, and sometimes their favorite comic collections on the bookshelf... Whatever the blast from the past is, you folks over at are going to have it for us if it exists at all... So I extend to you a Heart felt THANKS, cincerely MAT ENLOE ( your customer )