Classification: Terrestrial technology (Eternal)
User/Possessors: Thena, Zuras
First Appearance: Eternals I#5 (November, 1976)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: A two-player game/toy consisting of a blue robot and a red robot (both in humanoid form) directed by a remote-control unit, it enabled the players to engage in a simulated match of fisticuffs with each other, using the robots as surrogates.
(Eternals I#5) - In Olympia, Zuras and his daughter Thena were playing a friendly game of Auto-Boxers. Thena was confident that her robotic gladiator was winning, but Zuras admonished her brashness because he had lured her fighter into a position for his Auto-Boxer to deliver the winning blow. Just then, Thena's red Auto-Boxer hit Zuras' blue robot with a fatal punch, demolishing it.
Comments: Created by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer.
So, it would appear that the Eternals have their own version of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
And Zuras would blame his defeat on an interruption from Makkari, who delivered dire news -- the Deviant Warlord Kro and his forces were causing mayhem in New York City.
Profile by John Kaminski
The Auto-Boxers have no known connection to:
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Eternals I#5, p8, pan2 (main)
Eternals I#5 (November, 1976) - Jack Kirby (writer/pencils/editor), Mike Royer (inks)
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Last Updated: 06/07/04
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