Since their early days, comics have both drawn from and contributed to the robotic science fiction. The year 1935 saw the birth of Robottino, a "man of steel" inspired by the Tik-Tok character of The Wizard of Oz (fig. 1), but the first true iconic character will be Astroboy, whose author was inspired from Pinocchio (fig. 2). In the following decades the boundaries between humans and robots became blurred, as Italian comics - both underground (i.e. RanXerox) and pop (fig. 3a) - and French comics (fig. 3b) bear witness. Japanese manga comics are filled with androids with a soul (fig. 4a), men who are increasingly merging with machines (fig. 4b), and fantasy medieval-like arm prostheses (fig. 4c) reminding the one displayed in the next room. US super-heroes do not lag behind: in the graphic novel Extremis (which later inspired the blockbuster Iron Man 3), Iron Man's suit of armour (fig. 5a) is no longer an external exoskeleton but rather a network of nano-machines linked with the host's own nervous system. Is there any better image to portray the shift from robotics to biorobotics?