Released in 2007, it is a parody of the shape-changing robot genre, being at the same time a nostalgic tribute to the genre and a moral fable about certain human and environmental issues. Full of romance, melodrama, and epic battles, the book is not a simple collection of jokes or sketches, like in most parodies, but it has an actual plot, with ebbs and flows. The story follows the adventures of two groups of robots, the good but non-heroic Awesomebots and the evil but non-astute Fantasticons, which come to Earth from Electronocybercircuitron, a planet populated by machines able to change from robot form to vehicle form, to continue their war here. While the Awesomebots are led by the good-natured Big Rig, a robot that transforms into a tractor-trailer, the Fantasticons are led by the semi-cunning Shootertron, a robot that transforms into a gun.
The characters from the novel can be divided in three groups:
- Awesomebots characters: Big Rig, Stinky, Racey, Siren, Arsonal, Honky Tonk, Headlight, Ivy, Hoser, Old Timey, Steggy, Buzzy, Eject and the sympathetic Balls, that transforms into a golf-cart.
- Fantasticons characters: Shootertron, Wheeeee, Tredz, Afterburnerbot, Sparky, Dozer, Rusty, Gasser, Jitters, Bushwacky, Cementor, Microwave, Soupy and Popper.
- Human characters: James 'Monkeywrench' Hawking, his son Jimmy Junior, and the President.
- Publisher’s web page for the Incredible Change-Bots graphic novel. Accessed Dec. 10, 2011.
- Review from MTV Splash Page. Accessed Dec. 10, 2011.
- Review from Collected Editions. Accessed Dec. 10, 2011.
- Publisher’s web page for the Incredible Change-Bots Two graphic novel. Accessed Dec. 10, 2011.
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