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Info on Robot Dinosaurs adventure strip: Reprinted in Eagle? 
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Hi guys , new to this Forum and nostalgic at some of Topics & posts I'm seeing .

Been trying to track down information on a strip for years now :

Premise - A scientist/technical genius type has created a large number of full sized dinosaur robots for films . While his two teenaged children - boy & girl - are on set one evening , the large & bulky control unit is struck by lightning . Robot Dino's 'revert to their internal programming' (!) and go on rampage across Britain .
Most memorable parts were the two teens trying to take down the gigantic Cetiosaurus with a Mark 1 WWI Tank from a Military Museum , missing with sponson mounted cannon & having the dino start to crush it with it's foot .
Kids escape when the Armour plating buckles under the huge weight & Tank explodes blowing off the 'outer skin' & exposuring inner mechanical workings . The kids return to the Museum & use a crossbow from there to hit a vulnerable area on the exposed robotics . Dinobot is taken out.

Tackling the robo T-Rex - much bigger than real life T-Rex - they grab some racing bikes to outrun it chasing them . Girl comes off her bike & Rex picks her up . Brother realizes the Robot is following it's programming from it's last film , where it threw dummy humans off top of cliff (!) . Intercepts T-Rex at nearby cliff & rescues his sister . Rex robot may or may not lose it's head & crash over edge of cliff to it's destruction .

Triceratops Robot chases kids into railway yard & smashes it's self to bits on a more heavily built diesel engine by charging it .
Last strip was the pair being chased by the remaining 'herd' of mixed robot models in a stampede , in the rain . Only for lightning to strike the group of robots AGAIN , frying all of them & thus completing the circle .

It was originally printed in late 1970's or very early '80's in a comic - possibly Starlord or as an adventure strip in a comic like Buster ? Reprinted I think in revamped Eagle in the mid to late '80's - that was only comic I had on order at the time - but many other comics like Buster , Spike & Scream floating around my boarding school at the time .

I thought it might share the artist with the first Ant War series , but after quick search , I've drawn a blank .

Have posted on a couple of other forums trying to find out any info - defunct SFX Forum & others - but received no replies . Can any of you experts help ?

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31 Mar 2019, 09:53
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Sounds like it might be the adventure strip from Monster Fun entitled March of the Mighty Ones.

It started in issue #1 (dated 14th June 1975). I don't know if it appeared elsewhere.

Here's the first two pages from that first issue.

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01 Apr 2019, 01:27
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I once covered the strip in my blogpost here: http://kazoop.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-look-at-monster-fun-strips-march-of.html

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Bloody amazing guys ! Yes that is the strip . Did a quick search & it was reprinted in Buster around 1983 by the looks of it . A good friend at my school had Buster mailed to him every week by his grandmother & that's probably where I read the whole strip .

I originally read the Cetiosaurus vs Tank adventure years before going off to school , so that must have been in Monster Fun . I was incredibly young then , but a near eidetic memory means a lot of these strips are burned into my mind . Certainly remember my uncle reading Hook Jaw in Action , amongst other not so well known strips .
Much appreciated :-D

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