But yes: I can think of a version that just involves robots. And it's in comic books. The Brave and the Bold #103, to be precise:
Panels from The Brave and the Bold #103 (September-October 1972), script by Bob Haney, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Frank McLaughlin
Before we get started: yup, it's by Bob Haney. So you know it's gonna be wacky. Awesome, but wacky.
So Gold and Mercury, questioning their
So, Gold and Mercury (the only metal that is liquid at room temperature), hit the road, and Haney spares us several pages of them driving from motel to motel across the US, hitting greasy spoon diners and taking in the occasional robotic roadside attraction. Although I'd totally read that comic book. Nope, the story cuts right to the chase and shows us how the Metal Men reassemble once again. What have they been up to? Well, Iron has been working in a junkyard:
Lead could have gotten a lucrative job throwing himself between Superman and Kryptonite, but instead he's mixing volatile radioactive chemicals at a local Arby's, making their patented "Horsey Sauce." It's the U-238 that gives it that extra kick!
Mercury guilts Tin into leaving his happy suburban family life and his wife, the aptly (un)named "Nameless." Sure, everybody talks about how much a jerk Cyclops was when he left his wife, but at least she had a name. Do you think Nameless cam back later as the evil Robot Goblin Queen? I like to think so.
And of course, Platinum (aka Tina), is...
...a go-go dancer in a nightclub. What's more, she's dancing naked. This is the point where all little stuffed bulls should avert their black button eyes. Say, did Iron just do the patented break a guy's neck by flicking your finger move?
Anyway, the old gang is back together and better than ever! Except for Gallium, but none of them ever liked him anyway.
You know, there is one benefit to a robot go-go dancer: she never gets tired and she never has to take breaks.
You're probably wondering just like I was: who the Sam Scratch goes to a club where a robot is sexy-dancing?!?
And I hope that answers your question.