The Law Is A Ass #416: The Metal Men Are In Cogito

Bob Ingersoll

By day Bob Ingersoll was an attorney in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office, Appellate Division in Cleveland, Ohio, until he retired in 2009. But in the “Real World” he has also been a freelance writer since 1975, when he sold his first comic-book story to the late, lamented Charlton Comics. He’s still at it and, in addition to his long-running column “The Law Is a Ass” has sold stories to DC, Marvel, Innovation, Now Comics, Comico, Kitchen Sink and others; as well as co-authoring the novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Bob is married with children, which is about as close to Al Bundy as he cares to get.

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2 Responses

  1. demoncat_4 says:

    given how technically the same arguement could be applied to cliff too now if he is really a living person being a robot not to mention throw in the robot hourman and even red tornado and the court system in the dc universe would wind up having to decide if any robot or android like the metal man are humans or just machines even though star trek the next generation did the same thing with data and his daughter he built.

  2. Bob Buethe says:

    Yes, but Cliff Steele, like Bob Crane (Robotman I, not Colonel Hogan) before him, was originally human. Officially, they’re cyborgs, not robots. I’d expect the issues to be completely different for the Metal Men and their like, who were built and programmed from scratch.