Vol 36, Issue 1
His hair’s the colour of custard so they call him Mr Custa! Yeah, it’s nuts, but he was a radio star! So, what do we know..?
Vol 36, Issue 2
Mr Custa meets a really heavy metal crew….
Vol 36, Issue 3
Overwhelming odds? Plucky underdogs? It’s just like the Battle of Britain…
Vol 36, Issue 4
Amongst the ruins, Mr Custa tries not to add to them…
Vol 36, Issue 5
When being passive-aggressive is a plus…
“Great fun from writer, Philip Whitmore, with Art by Bambos Georgiou and Mychailo Kazybrid.”
© 2018 Philip Whitmore, Bambos Georgiou and Mychailo Kazybrid
BEHIND THE STORY with PHIL WHITMORE “NEGABOTS” This story, like all ten of the “Aces Weekly” Mr Custa web comics, was originally written as a comic strip that I doodled myself (rather badly) when I was twelve. Obviously the characters were slightly different. And so were the stories really, but I kept the original gist & atmosphere of the stories, for when I did the rewrites in 2013. “NEGABOTS” originally called “ROBOTS” was just a simple story about giant robots, until I decided to inject a little contemporary reference into the mix. The word “Negabot” seems to be a recent buzzword that just means somebody is a buzz kill, a negative person. So, Robots Vs Negabots was born! Also originally, Sia was kidnapped by Tin Ton 1, and spends the rest of the story as a prisoner. Wisely, I chose to rewrite it and move away from the usual kidnapping stories. So Sia gets dropped when Mr Custa shoots one of Tin Ton 1’s tentacles off. Oof!