Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Gundam

I really don’t know anything about Gundam, even after selling Gundam video games at EB Games, then writing about Gundam models for the past fourteen years at Diamond Comic Distributors, except that it involves giant robots.

And that’s okay! I don’t need to know anything more than that.

Yet, when I had to write some copy about the Arsene Gundam X, I think my brain genuinely broke. Maurice Leblanc’s early 20th-century gentleman thief, Arsene Lupin, as a giant robot.

He has monocle! He has a top hat! He’s wearing a cape! He’s probably plotting how to embarrass Ganimard and the Parisian gendarme as I type.

If there were a matching Herlock Sholmes Gundam, I’d probably lose my mind.

I ordered one. It’s only ten dollars.

Published by Allyn Gibson

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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