Frank Miller and Geof Darrow's hyper-action comic — about a pair of metallic avengers who take on giant monsters with wit, panache, and heart — would make for a terrific animated flick. Get on it, Hollywood.

Clearly inspired by both Astro Boy and classic kaiju tales of urban destruction, The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot was a sweet two-issue Dark Horse series about a soldier encased in metal, loved the world over for his heroics — Big Guy — and the shiny new robot, Rusty, who idolized him. And, together, they caused wanton property damage all in the name of justice.


It was violent, sure — the intricacies of carnage is one of Darrow's specialties — but you could tame a bit of that down for a PG audience, while not taming it down as the short-lived Big Guy & Rusty animated series, which tried a little too hard to be something it wasn't:

Sure, it already exists in its most perfect form — on the page — but in a world where shitty kidflicks are being pumped out one after another, after another, I'd much rather see Big Guy & Rusty get a shot at the brass ring.


(Inspired by a comment by Illundiel)