MANDROIDS: First Fabulous Issue: 7” EP

Beats me, it’s kinda hard to imagine why a band would call themselves “The Mandroids” and then not title their record “BEHOLD THE MANDROIDS!” like the story in Avengers #94 which first introduced the Mandroids. It’s even harder to understand why they would sing a song about those perpetual enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra ((“Fail Hydra”)), then title a song “Them!” and have said song NOT be about those other perpetual enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D., A.I.M. ((Advanced Idea Mechanics)), who were initially called “Them!” in the issues of Tales of Suspense in which they made their debut. These seven songs span the gamut of the human topical experience—covering both comic books AND plastic bags—even venturing into politics, after a fashion ((“Don’t Vote”))—but i somehow get the feeling that if these guys were ever tapped to play the band in the surely-soon-to-be major motion picture The Adrenalin O.D. Story, there’d probably be some griping amongst the AOD faithful. BEST SONG: “Don’t Vote” BEST SONG TITLE: “Fail Hydra” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Wikipedia once had Hydra’s debut erroneously listed as being in Strange Tales #134—it was none other than the present author who corrected it to Strange Tales #135.

 –norb (Mandroids)