Comic 619 - Maschinenmensch
19th Mar 2021, 12:00 AM in The Butterfly Ruby Heist - Part 1
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Microraptor edit delete
Okay, now the Metropolis allusion is really obvious. ;-)

It seems Blauback doesn't know about the play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek yet (which got published just a few years earlier), otherwise he'd know that it coined a term for automatons with a meaning somewhat similar to his own suggestions...

And while the Cone's present day owner uses those platforms as helipads, in the 1920s the building's top is a mooring place for airships.
(Just like in real life it was the original intention for the Empire State Building!)
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lirvilas edit delete reply
Seems an odd time and place to reveal a bipedal ground combat drone... spoken “terminator”.

Or maybe that wasn’t the term you were alluding to? Lol
Microraptor edit delete reply
Dr. Blauback: "I fail to see what the dividing line between night and daylight has to do with my invention..." ;-)

Though now I wonder if in this case it's the invention's creator who speaks with an Austrian accent...