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HOVERBOY ADVENTURES #18
"CLAWS... OF DOOM!"

December, 1942

Featuring a beautiful Matt Laremo painted cover, HOVERBOY ADVENTURES #18 introduces us to the "ROBOT HOVERBOY", created by Hoverboy to give him time away from crime-fighting to romance his on again, off again girlfriend Pepper.

The Robotic Hoverboy character would become a mainstay of the series in many of it’s incarnations, and over the years would be given numerous names, such as MECAHA-HOVERBOY, ROBOTOBOT, KILLBOT No.8, COMPU-HOVERBOY, DOUG, HOVERBOT, and HOVERBOY2!

The character bounced back and forth as both friend and foe, depending on the storyline. In the late 1950's, the character even had a short run in their own series, the awkwardly titled, HOVERBOY'S ROBOTIC PAL, THE ROBOT HOVERBOY: THE AMAZING MECHANICAL MAN!

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