Machine Man #12
Issue(s): Machine Man #12
After thwarting no less than three violent crimes in a row (he must have wandered into Robocop's Detroit)...
...Machine Man gets mad at humanity and discharges a wave of electricity while he is ranting.
The electricity somehow super-evolves some humans into godlike creatures...
..who then set about to judging Machine Man. They ultimately find him worthy when he realizes that he is no better than any other person.
They then all fly off into space and i'd like to imagine that they become 2001 style New Seeds.
Actually, per Michael's comment, these guys will appear again as the Ethicals. A note in the lettercol to issue #16 says:
...assistant editor Mark Gruenwald has already been hard at work, pondering how best to use our five new cosmic busy-bodies. (He's dubbed them "The Ethicals," in case you're interested.)
The supernatural elements let us see a little more of the Dr. Strange Ditko than Machine Man usually allows.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The evolved humans, later called the Ethicals, show up as prisoners of the Stranger in Quasar 14-15.
Posted by: Michael | June 28, 2013 8:55 PM
There actually was a professional wrestler at the time called Killer Khan. He was mostly known for supposedly breaking Andre the Giant's leg.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 29, 2013 1:46 PM
Considering all the debate about morality and ethics in this issue, I'd say that Ditko was responsible for much more of the writing than usual here.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 6, 2016 1:26 PM
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