The Phantom Creeps (1939)

The Phantom Creeps. The main robot from the Bela Lugosi serial. Lugosi uses a control box to have the robot do his dirty work.

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From Wikipedia:

The Phantom Creeps is a 1939 serial about a mad scientist who attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions. In a dramatic fashion, foreign agents and G-Men try to seize the inventions for themselves.

It was the 112th serial released by Universal Pictures and the 44th to have sound. The serial stars Bela Lugosi as the villainous Doctor Zorka with Dorothy Arnold and Robert Kent.

It was adapted in DC’s Movie Comics #6, cover date September-October 1939, the final issue of that title.