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"G.I. Robot: "The Robot and the Dinosaur!"": Mac is in for the surprise of his life when he is ordered by his Commanding Officer to go out into the field and test out the first prototype for a G.I. Robot, a robot soldier that responds to orders shouted by soldiers. Mac has his misgivings about t

Star-Spangled War Stories #101 is an issue of the series Star-Spangled War Stories (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1962.

Synopsis for G.I. Robot: "The Robot and the Dinosaur!"

Mac is in for the surprise of his life when he is ordered by his Commanding Officer to go out into the field and test out the first prototype for a G.I. Robot, a robot soldier that responds to orders shouted by soldiers. Mac has his misgivings about the robot when his first command to "take cover" causes the robot to tackle him by mistake.

Air dropped over the Pacific, Mac and the G.I. Robot (nicknamed Joe) are attacked by a pterosaur. Mac frantically tries to come up with the right orders to get the robot to shoot the beast, and in the end the creature rips his parachute before it is killed. Ordering Joe to grab him, Mac is almost crushed to death before he commands the robot to let him go.

Back on land, Mac begins to warm up to the use of a mechanical soldier when it follows his orders without complaint. When they are attacked by a Stegosaurus, the G.I. Robot succeeds in loading up Mac's bazooka and Mac kills the beast with a rocket. The two accidentally walk into an enemy pitfall, and are attacked by another Dinosaur, which Joe destroys with grenades upon Mac's orders. Getting the robot to jump out of the pit, the two find refuge in a cave. Mac begins to feel a bond to Joe and begins treating him like a real live soldier, trying to have conversation before falling asleep.

The next day they complete their mission and destroy a Japanese radar station, and are attacked by yet another Dinosaur. When it grabs Joe, Mac saves the robot by tossing a grenade. Mac is almost convinced that the robot is somehow thankful for the rescue. Chased by another Dinosaur, Mac and Joe are forced to travel through quicksand. In order to prevent himself from sinking into the mire, Mac orders Joe to carry him across the muck. Mac and Joe then kill the Dinosaur chasing them and get to the opposite side of the quicksand. However, Joe sinks to the very bottom, but manages to jump out of the bog by Mac's orders.

With their mission accomplished, Mac has Joe swim him out to their recon boat, and Mac is ready to give the robot a glowing report.

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