"ROBBIE" ROBERTSON
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: "Robbie" Robertson (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human

Occupation: Daily Bugle employee (see comments)

Group Membership: Daily Bugle (Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson, Mortimer, Peter Parker, unidentified pilot, others)

Affiliations: Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson, Mortimer, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom), Professor Gizmo, "Robbie" Robertson robot double

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom" (October 31, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: "Robbie" Robertson was a normal human with no extraordinary abilities.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Gray

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Doctor Prescribes Doom") - Daily Bugle employee "Robbie" Robertson was arguing with J. Jonah Jameson over the latter's support of the tyrant Doctor Doom.








Later, Robertson noticed how odd Jameson had been acting since his return from the United Nations the previous day, unaware that Jameson had been replaced with a robot double. At some point, Robertson himself was captured by Doctor Doom's forces and replaced with a robot double. After being captured, Robertson was held captive alongside Jameson on Doom's ship in the New York harbor. When Spider-Man broke into the ship, the hero thought the real Robertson was another robot and tore the man's shirt off, rather annoying Robertson. Robertson and the rest of the kidnapped victims were then presumably rescued when Spider-Man defeated Doctor Doom.






(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Hunter and the Hunted") - Robertson was in a meeting with Jameson regarding his latest plan to boost Daily Bugle sales, namely getting the last saber-toothed tiger in existence as their new mascot. Robertson pointed out a small flaw with the plan in that the tiger belonged to the jungle man Ka-Zar, stressing that there might be problems acquiring the tiger.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Unfathomable Professor Gizmo") - Robertson was on Jonah's yacht and assisted with a charity drive. He gathered diamonds and jewels from the crowd when Professor Gizmo attacked using the Civil War-era ironclad ship, the Monitor. Robertson pointed out the oddity of the scene, noting that the ironclad ship was sunk over a hundred years ago. When a passing cannonball removed the yacht's flag, Robertson complied with the Professor's request and dumped the charity earnings into the yacht's ice machine. He and the rest of the passengers then watched as the gems were frozen in a large block of ice and slid off the deck into the sea.


Later, in Jonah's office, Robertson watched with the publisher as Professor Gizmo's latest crime was carried out. When Jonah blamed Spider-Man, Robertson asked if he was being fair and when Peter Parker backed Robertson's view, Jonah blurted out "Who asked Robbie?" Robertson then noticed Gizmo's blimp and public challenge to Spider-Man, talking about the possible danger Spider-Man would be facing if he accepted Gizmo's challenge.







The next day, during a parade, Robertson made a point to remind Jonah that Parker was clearly somewhere taking photos of the parade. He also noticed Spider-Man's subsequent arrival and like the rest of the crowd, Robertson was paralyzed when Gizmo flooded the street with gas from a Spider-Man-shaped balloon. When the gas wore off, Robertson accompanied Jonah as the man flew over Gizmo's gold salvage operation. He said nothing as Jonah blamed Spider-Man for Gizmo's actions but when Jonah ordered the pilot to follow the sinking gold, Robertson pointed out how impossible that would be in a helicopter. He then convinced Jonah to rescue Spider-Man from the water, who was battling Gizmo, mostly for the publicity. Robertson took a photo as the rescued Spider-Man subsequently climbed into the helicopter and later shared a laugh with Peter Parker when Jonah raged about the possibility of him ever saving Spider-Man again.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Cannon of Doom") - "Robbie" was in the office with Betty when Peter Parker limped into the offices. "Robbie" was puzzled to see Peter's injuries, later remarking that things seemed to going back to normal.





(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Capture of Captain America") - Robertson was called into Jameson's office when the publisher was showing off a newsreel featuring World War II-era hero Captain America. Robertson was given a small American flag pin by Jameson as he watched with Peter Parker and Betty Brant. Robertson noted how much Jameson gushed over the World War II hero, asking if the Captain was a boyhood idol of his.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed") - "Robbie" was in the Daily Bugle offices as Peter Parker was ordered to cover the recovery of the Jupitar Probe. Later, he was onboard the ship that was tasked with picking up the probe. When J. Jonah Jameson was knocked overboard, "Robbie" complimented Peter on the photos he took of Jameson struggling in the water.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions Ltd. (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

Lewis Bailey was the credited voice actor for "Robbie" Robertson.

He was only referred to as "Robbie" but he presumably had the same first name of Joe, as his 616 counterpart

His stats are based on his 616 version. We're never told just what it is Robbie does at the Bugle but presumably he has a similar job title to his 616 version.

He was also the first one to recognize Zabu and name drop Ka-Zar, so presumably he was aware of the jungle lord's exploits.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107 "Robbie" Robertson has no known connections to:


"Doctor Doom's 'Robbie' Robertson robot"

An exact duplicate of the real Robertson created by Doctor Doom, the robot double took Robertson's place at the Bugle. It was sitting at the real Robertson's desk when Spider-Man arrived seeking help against Doctor Doom's robots. Unaware that Doctor Doom was monitoring the situation of Spider-Man’s plea, two of Doom’s men burst into the office and tossed a gas grenade, prompting the "Robbie" robot to rush to the window in an effort to block Spider-Man's escape via webline. With the gas filling the office, Spider-Man tried to swing out but hit the Robertson robot instead. It plunged several stories and exploded into debris upon impact with the street.

Despite being a metallic robot, the "Robbie" robot did not show any superhuman abilities or even durability.

--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom"


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Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Capture of Captain America" ("Robbie" Robertson main image & headshot with flag)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" ("Robbie" closeup headshot, pointing images)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom" ("Robbie" Robertson headshot with pipe, "Robbie" making a fist, "Robbie" with Spider-Man & robot images)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Unfathomable Professor Gizmo" ("Robbie" in tuxedo, waist up shot, smiling, headshot in jacket images)


Appearances:
Spider-Man
cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom" (October 31, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" (December 12, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Unfathomable Professor Gizmo" (December 26, 1981) -
Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Cannon of Doom" (January 2, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Capture of Captain America" (January 9, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Vulture Has Landed" (February 13, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


First Posted: 08/10/2019
Last updated: 09/20/2019

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