April 2000
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The Beginning of the Story: Think About It, Take It Anyway You Want

Summary: Proto Man continues to question the use of the robot masters.

Cast: Proto Man, Dr. Light, Elec Man, Mega Man (on television), Fire Man, Bomb Man

Style: 8-Bit

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

{Proto Man and Dr. Light are facing each other.}
PROTO MAN: Dr. Light, don't you think it's a bad idea to have these dangerous robots running around?

Panel 2

{Elec Man is standing next to a large television, which is plugged into his head by a cord. Onscreen, three images of Mega Man are displayed in various poses.}
PROTO MAN: {continued from previous panel} I mean, I understand you having Elec Man powering your TV...

Panel 3

{Fire Man is standing next to a fireplace, which houses a burning log.}
PROTO MAN: {continued from previous panel} ...and Fire Man keeping the fire going...

Panel 4

{Bomb Man is standing all by himself, holding a bomb.}
PROTO MAN: {continued from previous panel} ...but what the hell is Bomb Man good for?
BOMB MAN: {singing quietly} I'm just a love machine...

Fun Facts Edit

  • It is odd for Mega Man to be featured on the TV as he hasn't been built yet.
  • This is the first comic to use a swear word.
  • Bomb Man's line is a lyric from the song Love Machine by The Miracles.
  • This is the first strip to show more than three people appearing in the strip.
  • This is the first appearances of Elec Man, Fire Man, and Bomb Man.
  • This is the strip that introduced the "new style" of dialogue boxes that would become the standard for the comic.

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