Machine Man #1
Issue(s): Machine Man #1
But he's here now, and after saving a couple of hikers from a fall...
...he heads into civilization. He runs into psychiatrist Peter Spaulding (spelled 'Spalding' in this issue).
They part ways for now, but Spaulding will be a supporting character in this series.
Machine Man is currently on the run from the government. He's part of the "X" series, and the rest have gone crazy, so they think he needs to be destroyed.
His main pursuer is the eye-patched Colonel Kragg.
This book has the same stilted Kirby dialogue that made his Eternals, Black Panther, and Captain America so hard to read. And the plot isn't really a good platform for Kirby's wild imagination to run loose on the art; it's mostly mundane settings, and nothing really fantastical, although some of Machine Man's gadgets can be pretty trippy.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: It's not clear how much time has passed since the end of the 2001 series but it's definitely not a direct continuation of a specific storyline.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
FOOM#19 announced this book as "Mr. Machine".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 14, 2013 2:19 AM
The name change (from Mister Machine to Machine Man) was due to a toy which was called Mister Machine.
Posted by: Scott | December 16, 2015 2:58 PM
Posted by: Holt | March 13, 2018 11:38 AM
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