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The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
Cover art by Geof Darrow.
Publication information
PublisherLegend (Dark Horse Comics)
FormatLimited series
Publication dateJuly – August 1995
No. of issues2
Creative team
Written byFrank Miller
Artist(s)Geof Darrow

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot is a 1995 comic book written by Frank Miller, drawn by Geof Darrow and published by Dark Horse Comics.[1][2] The comic book was adapted into an animated TV series of the same name.[3]


After appearing in various comic book pin-up and poster pages,[volume & issue needed] the Big Guy first appeared without Rusty in issues #6 and 7 of Mike Allred's Madman Comics, which was part of Dark Horse Comics' now defunct Legend imprint.

The property graduated to its own series, a large format two-issue mini-series in 1995, written by Frank Miller and illustrated by Geof Darrow. The story revolves around an attack on Tokyo by a giant reptilian creature that is originated in an experiment gone wrong, and the failure of the newly commissioned Rusty the Boy Robot to stop the threat. Subsequently, Japan requested help from the U.S. Armed Forces, whose ultimate defense, the robot Big Guy, launches from his air carrier base and uses his awesome arsenal and good old-fashioned American know-how to save the day.

Big Guy also makes an appearance in Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons' Martha Washington Stranded in Space and cameo appearances in the last Sin City book, Sin City: Hell and Back.


Main article: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (TV series)

A two-season television adaptation,[3] featuring the voices of Pamela Segall, Jonathan David Cook, Gabrielle Carteris, Stephen Root, Kathy Kinney, Kevin Michael Richardson, M. Emmet Walsh, and R. Lee Ermey,[4] aired on the Fox Kids Network for 26 episodes from September 18, 1999 to March 5, 2001.[5]


  1. ^ "C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: "Dark Horse Presents" Reformats With "Big Guy & Rusty" And More". Comic Book Resources. 26 April 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Dark Horse Presents Reformats In August With Big Guy & Rusty". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b Marc Bernardin (26 May 2010). "Where's my goddamn Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot movie?". Gizmodo. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  4. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 79–80. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 136–138. ISBN 978-1476665993.