The Silver Metal Lover Author:Trina Robbins, Tanith Lee World-renowned illustrator Trina Robbins and award-winning science fiction writer Tanith Lee have teamed up to create a comic book with the depth and detail of a novel. The Silver Metal Lover is a romance for our time and beyond. — "Mother, I'm in love with a robot." — Jane has it all. Clothes, money, and a beautiful home high above the city. But ... more »her safe little world is shattered the minute she meets Silver. Brilliant, witty, a gifted musician, kind, understanding, and gorgeous, Silver is the perfect man -- except that he is a robot.
Jane wants Silver like she's never wanted anything or anyone before. But it's different with robots -- you can't just ask them out, you have to buy them! Jane's best friend, Egyptia, already owns him and she is enjoying her new toy very much.
Consumed by first love's fever, Jane sells everything she has and makes promises she can't keep to possess Silver. She leaves her suburban mansion in the clouds for the ancient inner-city slums. Jane and her silver metal lover rent a dingy apartment. Together they scrape for a living and sing for their supper.
But people and robots were not meant to be lovers. The powers-that-be are jealous of machine love.
Will Jane and Silver escape the robophobe's revenge? Can their flesh and metal union survive the slings and arrows of an intolerant high-tech world?« less
The novel by Tanith Lee on which this comic is based was a very interesting story. This full-color comic book is an adaptation of that novel. While it was interesting to see Robbins interpretation of the novel, I have to say that the novel is better. Too much detail and depth had to be sacrificed in this comic book version of the story. Also, I think Robbins version of Silver just doesn't do justice to Lee's description of the robot. Maybe it is the limitations of the comic book format, but Silver just looks boring compared to how Tanith Lee describes him in her novel.
There are a few nude scenes in the comic book, but nothing too shocking just a few bare breasts.