Rocky Mountain Con
October 25 – 26, 2014
Wizard World Cleveland
February 20 – 22, 2015
Denver Comic Con
May 23 – 25, 2015
Yep, of course he’s piloting it. Who wouldn’t want to pilot a robot?
Love the comic, and yes, who wouldn’t love to pilot a robot. I know I want to. Voltron, Robotech, Gobots, Transformers, so many robots, so not available to the public.
Thanks, Mark! I won’t argue: robots are awesome. I grew up being fascinated by them, like most boys. And like most boys who never quite grew up, I still love them.
Interesting to see that it looks to be neurally controlled instead of physically. To touch on what Mark K had said it reminds me a bit of Exo-Squad.
When I first came up with the concept of Golem I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into the details of how Max would control the robot suit. I knew that I wanted the robot to be large enough that it wouldn’t be a “suit,” like Iron Man. In other words, Max’s arms and legs wouldn’t be in the arms and legs of the robot. Therefore, he had to be controlling it from inside the chest in some way. Somewhere in the back of my head, I was probably picturing various levers and buttons, as if he was driving a tank, but it was all pretty vague.
I also knew that I wanted it to be a secret that Max was inside the Golem, posing as an autonomous robot, but I didn’t have a good idea for how to set that situation up. Finally, as Al and I wrestled the story into some sort of cohesive shape, we hit upon the idea that Max had been attempting to build a robot, but ended up turning it into a suit when he couldn’t get it working. That led to the scene with Max trying to “train” the robot’s cortex to walk and move like a person via a neural interface. And from there, it made sense to keep the neural control idea. After all, he could already control the robot’s movements using the head gear. Now he’s just doing it from inside the robot.
Sounds like a winner to me. You guys rock!
So the idea is that he used the Pythagorean device to compress the contents of the robot, thus creating a cavity that he can sit in while using the electrode hat to neurally control it. Fancy Shmancy.
Yep! Max was able to replace his original, more bulky power source with the tiny Prometheus reactor, which gave him room to get inside. Personally, I would have put in a mini-fridge, but hey, different strokes.
Very good sir! I’m enjoying this, and it’s nice to have something on Mondays I can tell you that! I wonder what cool gadgets that the Golem will have? I love that kind of stuff. x3
good one it will be interesting to see just how inteleget the golem is and to see it’s ai evolve in to sumthing tha might fight max’s controule
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