Real Name: M-11
Identity/Class: Artificial life-form (robot);
1950's, pre-modern era, modern era
Group Membership: Agents of Atlas (Chang, Derek Khanata, Mr. Lao, Min, 3-D Man/Delroy Garrett, Xan, others);
formerly Agents of Atlas (Gorilla-Man/Kenneth Hale, Namora, Venus/Naiad, Uranian/Robert Grayson, Jimmy Woo);
formerly Department Zero (Gorilla-Man/Kenneth Hale), Marvel Boy/Robert Grayson, Namora, Venus/Naiad)
Affiliations: Agents of Atlas (Aero/Lei Ling, Brawn/Amadeus Cho, Crescent/Dan Bi, Io, Giant-Man/Raz
Malhotra, Shang-Chi, Silk/Cindy Moon, Luna Snow, Sword Master/Lin Lie,
Wave/Pearl Pangan, White Fox/Ami Han), Akoni, Atlas Foundation,
America/Steve Rogers, Giant-Man/Hank Pym, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Iron
Man/Tony Stark, Thor/Odinson, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne), Cressida , Kit
Dekum, Atlantean dragon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Agent Garland, Hendricks, Hercules, Iron Man
A.I., Jade Claw (Suwan), Kal'ti, Derek Khanata, M-1, M-3, M-5, M-8, Mr. Lao, New Avengers
(Luke Cage, Captain America/James Barnes/now Winer Soldier, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers,
Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Ronin/Clint Barton/now Hawkeye, Wolverine/James Howlett),
Mike Nguyen, Protector (Isaac Ikeda), Spider-Man (Peter
Parker), Sub-Mariner (Namor), Terrence,
Tutu, Winter Guard (Crimson Dynamo/Galina Nemirovsky, Darkstar/Reena
Stanicoff, Red Guardian/Anton, Ursa Major/Mikhail Ursus), Dr. Cyrus Virro, Wolverine
(James Howlett), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Cloak/Tyrone
Johnson, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Dagger/Tandy
Bowen, Emma Frost, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner,
Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Rockslide/Santo Vacarro, Storm/Ororo Munroe,
Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Surge/Noriko Ashida, Wolverine/James
Howlett), Yao the Dragon, Yellow Claw (Plan Tzu), Dr. Zu
Enemies: Aphrodite,Atlas Foundation (rogue parts), Bob, Crystalloids, Echo Worlders, Emil, Grizzly (Max Markham), Growing Man, Jade Claw (Suwan), Jason, Kang the Conqueror, Knull, Warlord Krang, Kree Sentry, Lava Men, M-21, Michael "Man Mountain" Marko, "Mutant Crabs," Mike Nguyen, Norman Osborn, Phorcys,
Shadow Warriors, Skrulls, Skulora plant, Mr. Thong, Thule Society (Vorster, others), Thunderbolts
(Ant-Man/Eric O'Grady, Ghost, Grizzly/Maxwell Markham, Headsman/Cleavon Twain, Mr. X, Paladin, Scourge/Nuke/Frank Simpson), Tulem, Fritz Voltzmann;
formerly Captain America (James Barnes; now Winter Soldier), Mr. Lao, Suwan, Yellow Claw (Plan Tzu)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Human Robot
Base of Operations: Temple of Atlas, located within a huge concealed cavern beneath San Francisco
First Appearance: Menace#11 (May, 1954)
Powers/Abilities: M-11 is
composed of artificial materials, making it superhumanly durable
and strong (class 10?). He extend his arms and/or rotate them at
super-speed to create
a fan, generate energy shields and force fields, fire lasers from his
fingers or eyes (these lasers are powerful enought to destroy tanks,
and they can be fired underwater), generate sonics, and absorb and
M-11 is capable of swimming and
propelling himself during underwater
missions. M-11 can interface with other robots at times, becoming aware
of their programming and functions. M-11 can recall all of his memories
in an instant as he constantly records events as they happen, and he
can play them for others by broadcasting images from his visor. M-11
has difficulty, at times, discerning time periods and some have
theorized that the past and present are all happening at once in his
M-11 has been ripped apart and even destroyed many times, but he has reassembled himself very quickly afterward, as if self-preservation was one of his primary functions. Mr. Lao placed a restoration enchantment on the robot in case of destruction.
M-11 has upgraded himself multiple times,
and has built a giant version of himself for particular missions.
M-11 briefly had the uploaded personality of Muhammad Ali.
M-11 has the access to the weaponry, technology, and
resources of the massive Atlas Foundation. He can additionally access any computer network on the planet.
Initially, its capabilities were limited by its incredibly literal programming, which forced it to do only what it was commanded to do.
History: See here for his old origin. As of Agents of Atlas I#6 M-11's origin was retconned a bit.
(Agents of Atlas II#10 (fb) – BTS) –
The head of the Atlas organization, Plan Tzu, known to the world as the
Yellow Claw, had a series of robots designed under the moniker "the
Menacer series." The robots went through a series of designs, beginning
with M-1 in 1927, and each model received further upgrades, making the
robots useful in war, all the way up to the design of the M-10 robot.
(Agents of Atlas I#6 (fb) ) - Commissioned by Plan Tzu M-11 was built as part of a plan to establish his unwitting successor Jimmy Woo as a hero.
(Agents of Atlas II#10 (fb) – BTS) – Cyrus Virro was put in charge of the M-11 robot, and he began designing an artificial intelligence, while Dr. Zu designed a death ray and electro hands and began working on anti-air guns. Virro, a troubled man, was desperate to have his research funded despite disagreeing with the goals of the Menace series. The Menace series was discontinued at M-15.
(Atlas I#3/2 (fb)) – Virro, having worked for Atlas for years, sought a way to escape the influence of Plan Chu. He uploaded his own consciousness into M-11’s form to give it human thought and emotion. Later, after escaping, M-11 made his first conscious choice, resisting the programming of the Yellow Claw and choosing to spare the life of human guard, Terrence.
(Agents of Atlas I#6 (fb) ) - Mr. Lao wanted the robot ready for missions the next morning, but the scientist wanted M-11 to have a choice. The scientist ordered it to kill him him with electrical blast in hope that some of his life force would become part of M-11's programming. It worked and M-11 now possessed a free will and emotions.
(Agents of Atlas I#1 (fb) - BTS) - After his creator's death M-11 walked into the sea.
(fb)) – M-11 descended to the ocean floor and stayed there until Namora
(Agents of Atlas I#1 (fb) ) - Namora found
M-11 undersea and offered it to Jimmy Woo, who was putting together a
team to save President Eisenhower.
(Atlas I#3/2 (fb)) – Jimmy Woo cleaned the robot off and his team of F.B.I. agents, including Gorilla-Man and Namora, were surprised to hear him introduce himself as M-11, expressing willingness to help them.
(Agents of Atlas I#1 (fb) ) - Marvel Boy (Grayson) restored M-11 with Uranian know-how.
(Atlas I#3/2 (fb)) – Woo's team of Department Zero agents, including Gorilla-Man and Namora, were surprised to hear him introduce himself as M-11, expressing willingness to help them.
(fb)) – Along with the Department Zero, M-11 attacked Yellow Claw's Mongolian
fortress. They easily went through his soldiers, but inside they were
nearly overpowered by Voltzmann's Shadow Warriors. Marvel Boy saved his
teammates and M-11 captured Voltzmann, but Yellow Claw and his niece
Suwan were already gone, despite transmitting their holograms from
their escape vehicle. President Eisenhower was saved and the Department Zero agents
brought him back to the United States.
(Agents of Atlas I#5 (fb) - BTS) - One mission led the Departement Zero team into San Francisco's bay area.
(Agents of Atlas I#1 (fb) - BTS) - After six months activity the Departement Zero team were disbanded.
(Agents of Atlas I#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Atlas Foundation retrieved M-11 after Grayson had returned to space, and the robot stayed with them. It let them make more improvements on him enabling the robot to access any computer network on the planet. And Mr. Lao put a restoration enchantment on the robot in case of destruction.
(Agents of Atlas I#2 (fb)) – In 1958, the team helped Agent Garland identify a foreign craft.
(Agents of Atlas I#3 (fb)) – Woo brought M-11 in to disintegrate enemy agents, in order to help save Gorilla-Man and ally Kit Dekum. M-11 then dissipated a gas attack with his rotating robot arm. Following a tech trail, the Agents were led to a portal that led them to a distant wasteland full of skeletons, both human and dragon.
(Agents of Atlas I#4 (fb)) – The Agents found themselves in the Dragon’s Corridor, another dimension used by Russian operatives for training and travel, and they soon found Suwan there, as well as the bodies of Captain America and Bucky in stasis. M-11 carried them to safety as they battled more of the Russian soldiers. Dekum passed through a portal and the Agents rushed to follow, having to leave Suwan, Cap, and Bucky behind. They lost their memories of the events.
(Enter the Heroic Age I#1/2 (fb)) – In 1958, in Hawaii, the Agents of Atlas fought a corrupted Kree Sentry unit, saving civilians. The Sentry departed, promising to return years later.
(Atlas I#1/2) – In 1958, the Agents of Atlas (minus Namora) found Emil, Bob, and others robbing graves in a plot to raise the dead. Plan Chu animated the zombies from afar.
(Atlas I#2/2) – The Agents defeated the zombies, and Plan Chu’s agents killed themselves.
(Wolverine: Agent of Atlas I#1 (fb) – BTS) – In 1958, the Agents of Atlas got intel on a Yellow Claw plot in Cuba.
(Wolverine: Agent of Atlas I#1) – In Cuba, the Agents ran into Wolverine and initially assumed he was an enemy agent until he saved Woo from a mind-controlling insect that had landed on him.
(Wolverine: Agent of Atlas I#2) – The Human Robot electrocuted Wolverine before they realized he was an ally, then they found Wolverine’s ally, Hendricks, who was being controlled by the bugs, which had been designed by the Yellow Claw.
(Wolverine: Agent of Atlas I#3) – The Human Robot killed the largest bug, wiping out the others, and Wolverine killed Hendricks, feeling he had no choice. They departed Cuba, disgusted at the Yellow Claw.
(Agents of Atlas I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Decades later Gorilla-Man met M-11 during a recon mission for SHIELD. The robot told him about Woo's critical condition. It requested Hale's help to retrieve Woo from SHIELD's Mojave Base and to call Marvel Boy (Grayson) for assistance.
(Agents of Atlas I#1) - M-11 worked together with Gorilla Man to break out the heavily injured, aged Jimmy Woo. They escaped in Marvel Boy's flying saucer. Inside the ship M-11 witnessed how Uranian technology restored Woo's body to a youthful and healed state (and a bit of memory loss).
(Agents of Atlas I#2) - M-11, Gorilla-Man, Marvel Boy and Woo caught SHIELD agent Derek Khanata when his investigations brought him to Woo's house. They took Khanata with them to Africa to pick up Venus. Through M-11's eyes Golden Claw had watched every move Woo and his team made and finally attacked them with a robot duplicate of himself and some Automatons in Africa.
(Agents of Atlas I#3) - M-11 accompanied Venus, Derek and Kal'ti while the others defeated Golden Claw's robots. The team returned to San Francisco in Marvel Boy's flying saucer. Woo remembered how he hand-picked the team and Khanata pointed out that M-11 wasn't picked by him, but brought to him by Namora. In San Francisco the team returned to the place where Woo accessed the underground with his killed team, but they found nothing special there. M-11 later told his team that Namora wasn't dead and gave them the coordinates where to find her. They found Namora's coffin.
(Agents of Atlas I#4) - Golden Claw watched through M-11 how Woo's team found Namora. Marvel Boy realized that the dead Namora was an illusion. M-11 freed Namora from the block of ice she was in while the rest fought giant crabs. Namora helped when she was free again and later thanked M-11 and joined Woo's team against the Atlas Foundation. M-11 was instrumental in taking down several operations of the Atlas Foundation including Atlas Nursery, Atlas Mortuary, Atlas Biotech, Atlas Orphanage and many others.
During a break on a Fiji island M-11 made a fire to grill fish. The team was attacked again by Golden Claw -- using animated Terra Cotta Warriors. They left after defeating them and Woo finally realized that someone among them was a double agent.
(Agents of Atlas I#5 (fb) ) - Woo told Khanata that M-11 had to be an agent of Golden Claw because he was always the last to arrive when Claw attacked them. Woo was sure Claw orchestrated his return with M-11's help.
(Agents of Atlas I#5) - Woo's team went to San Francisco's bay area to an inactive shipyard. There M-11 was attacked by SHIELD agents, but Venus knocked them out. Venus snapped upon realizing what she really was (after hearing Namora's story about the legends of a Naiad, who had been turned into a human). Upon listening to her scream, the whole team learned from Khanata's memory that M-11 was a traitor. Marvel Boy (Grayson) destroyed M-11, but the robot rebuilt itself while the others had to fight Namora, who got really mad over M-11's destruction (because the robot remembered her when nobody else did). Woo asked the rebuilt M-11 to sever his connection to Golden Claw and the robot did it because it was part of Woo's team. M-11 then showed the team footage of Woo's last SHIELD mission that revealed that the Atlas Foundation had also an agent in SHIELD. Woo and Marvel Boy weren't too surprised when they found out that M-11 was built by the Atlas Foundation (inside his chest cavity was a part by Atlas Semiconduction).
(Agents of Atlas I#6) - After reviewing the footage played to them by M-11 again, Woo returned with his team again to San Francisco and the place where he was nearly killed. With the right password (Master Plan) an elevator brought them down to a hidden temple where the dragon Mr. Lao attacked them like Woo's SHIELD team before. Protected by M-11's energy shield the team survived and finally learned that Woo was a descendant of Golden Claw and therefore also of Ghengis Khan. Woo became the new COE of the Atlas Foundation and Golden Claw was consumed by Mr. Lao. M-11 stayed with the Agents of Atlas.
(Spider-Man Family#4/2) - The Agents of Atlas watched Spider-Man chase a creations of a rogue, occult Atlas branch. They later worked together with Spider-Man to defeat the branch, that viewed the Agents of Atlas as usurpers and planned to oppose them with totemic automatons empowered by stolen human life forces. Afterwards Marvel Boy made Spider-Man forget them and he only remembered them as the Agents of Butterfly.
(Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?#1/5) - During the "Secret Invasion" Gorilla-Man and Human Robot freed a captured Namora from the Skrulls at Pox International Airport and kidnapped one of them. The Skrulls eventually found their ship and attacked, but the Agents of Atlas fought back and in the end the Human Robot was ordered by Woo to use his Death-Ray and all attacking Skrulls were killed. The Agents of Atlas then began to plan their underground movement against the Skrull invasion.
(Dark Reign: New Nation I#1/2) – Woo led the Agents of Atlas in stealing a large amount of gold from men working for Norman Osborn, seeking to get the attention of the new leader of national security. During the battle, M-11 destroyed tanks with his eye laser, and used an energy shield, finger lasers, extending arms, and a broadcast of images from his visor.
(Agents of Atlas II#1) – M-11 joined Gorilla-Man and Namor in battle A.T.F. agents, including Jason, and Man-Mountain Marko who were loyal to Osborn in order to seize their guns. Later, the entire team saw Mr. Lao consume Marko in the Hidden City.
(Agents of Atlas II#2) – M-11 accompanied Gorilla-Man and Namora in delivering new weapon tech to Grizzly, the new Osborn-appointed leader of the A.T.F., and a brief fight broke out when Hale used an EMP gun on a demonstration on a helicopter, and Grizzly threatened to turn that same gun back on Human Robot, but Namora quickly put an end to the fight. Later, Temugin was appointed by Mr. Lao to be the second-in-command under Woo.
(Agents of Atlas II#3) – After Sentry threw Temugin from the ship, Hale and Human Robot oversaw some weapon’s production while secretly gathering intel on Osborn. As the team flew away in a helicopter, Captain America (James Barnes) knocked them out of the air, and M-11 held on to a building to stop them from falling.
(Agents of Atlas II#4) – After M-11 got Woo to safety, the Agents apprehended Cap, who M-11 briefly kept contained, and they later let him go.
(Agents of Atlas II#5) – When the New Avengers stole from the Agents of Atlas, the two teams confronted each other and tried to find peace, but M-11 recognized Wolverine as “Logan,” an enemy agent from years before, and he attacked with his eye laser, burning off Wolverine’s arm down to the metal. Luke Cage attacked M-11, who electrocuted him back, then Cap threw his shield at the robot. Cage and Wolverine then sliced and broke M-11 into pieces, after which the Agents gathered the scraps and left through a portal.
(Agents of Atlas II#6 (fb) – BTS) – M-11 was reassembled.
(Agents of Atlas II#6) – M-11 accompanied the team on a mission to Atlantis/Oceanus to meet Namor, and a brief fight broke out, with M-11 (effective underwater) using a laser on Namor before things settled down again.
(Agents of Atlas II#7) – In Oceanus, the Agents attended the consummation ceremony of Namor and Namora before the Atlantean traitor Tulem guided them to the deadly Skulora plant, which he hoped would kill them. M-11 fought off the creature using eye lasers.
(Agents of Atlas II#8) – Woo took M-11 into the Dragon’s Corridor, where he counted on the robot recording everything so they could find their way back out. They soon discovered Suwan, now calling herself the Jade Claw.
(Agents of Atlas II#9) – Woo and M-11 met Yao the dragon, and a fight soon broke out with Jade Claw’s agents, with M-11 attacking many of them himself, using his extending arms and electric attacks. However, when M-11 faced the advanced robot M-21, M-11 was apparently melted away to scrap in the battle. M-11 survived, however, and disrupted the enemies with sonics, then helped gather the Agents of Atlas, who had arrived to aid in the fight, before they all fled. They were soon stranded in the ocean.
of Atlas II#10) – Back at base, the Agents of Atlas discussed battle
tactics against Jade Claw, as M-11 helped with repairs on the Uranian’s
saucer-ship. M-11 went with Gorilla-Man and Chang to the secret chamber
of Dr. Zu, son of the man who had designed M-11. After M-11 opened the
door to Zu’s chamber with a series of electrical bursts, they found Zu
living among the original Menace-series designes, including M-1, M-3,
M-5, and M-8, as well as the new M-12 model. Zu was shocked to hear
that M-21 existed, and he surmised that Suwan had stolen much of the
original research. He then agreed to update M-11.
M-11 later accompanied the agents to Botswana, where Atlas had a diamond mine, and they did battle with Jade Claw’s men through the open portal to the Dragon’s Corridor. M-11 then attacked Suwan and M-21, showcasing his upgrades, including the ability to fire lasers, electric attacks, and missiles.
(Agents of Atlas II#11) – M-21 soon broke through M-11’s force-fields, destroying him again. Granted a reprieve, Gorilla-Man took the repaired M-11 back to Zu, who uploaded the personality of a great fighter into M-11, and he developed the personality of Muhammad Ali, saying things like “I’m gonna whup ‘im!” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!” During a multi-faceted attack on Jade Claw’s forces, which included the Atlanteans, M-11 successfully destroyed M-21 using boxing skills.
(X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#1) – When Venus went missing, the Agents of Atlas made plans to steal a Cerebro unit from the X-Men in order to find her. The Agents attacked, letting Woo’s men Xan and Min take the place of a few knocked out H.A.M.M.E.R. agents. The Agents of Atlas found a copy of Cerebro, but a group of X-Men attacked. M-11 blocked an optic blast then fended off an attack from Wolverine, whom he zapped with electricity. After fighting off Emma Frost, M-11 was grabbed by Colossus, who was shaken off by a mental attack from the Uranian. Grabbing Cerebra, the Agents fled back to their base, where the X-Men teleported in, now with reinforcements.
(X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#2) – As the battle increased, M-11 hit Emma Frost's diamond form with his death ray and zapped Angel out of the sky before he was slashed by Wolverine. Gorilla-Man then tackled Wolverine, after which M-11 tossed a boulder on the mutant. As Mr. Lao attacked the X-Men, Namor arrived to intervene.
(X-Man vs. Agents of Atlas I#2 – BTS) – Uranian attempted to access Cerebra, but it interacted with his headband and ended up pulling the Agents and the original X-Men into a skewed psychic reality.
(X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#1-2) – The Agents and the X-Men did battle until they realized they were in a psychic construct and freed themselves.
(X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#2) – Teaming with the X-Men, the Agents tracked Venus to the Adirondacks and then rescued her from a statue animated by the goddess Aphrodite, which M-11 destroyed.
(Assault on New Olympus I#1/2) – The Agents saved civilians during a rescue of Venus from the ancient sea monster Phorcys.
(Incredible Hercules I#138/2) – After the team saved Venus and Phorcys fled, they chose to go after the Greek goddess Aphrodite to stop further attacks against Venus.
(Incredible Hercules I#139/2) – The team tried using mental illusions of Greek disguises to pass the creatures, but a fight broke out.
(Incredible Hercules I#140/2) – During the fight with the monsters, M-11 used his death ray on a cyclops. Soon, he interfaced with a robot on the surface, and the team realized that Hercules was witnessing a reality called the Continuum being implemented. Just then, Aphrodite attacked.
(Incredible Hercules I#141/2) – As the Agents watched, Venus triumphed over Aphrodite and was proclaimed as the new Goddess of Love.
(Thunderbolts I#139) – When the Thunderbolts infiltrated infiltrated an Atlas Foundation holding, the Agents of Atlas went to confront them. During the fight, M-11 restrained and electrocuted Mr. X, then he put a force field up to stop Headsman. The fight escalated when Nuke slashed into Uranian.
(Thunderbolts I#140) – While M-11 battled Mr. X, Headsman hacked at his arm with an axe. Ghost then passed through M-11, disabling him for a time. The Agents retreated, focusing on healing.
(Avengers vs. Atlas I#1) – After battling the Crystalloids in Mexico, another failed Atlas experiment, the Agents of Atlas battled an uprising of Lava Men in Arizona, and M-11 destroyed them with his death ray, but they discovered a mysterious sentient energy behind the attack. They tracked the energy to NYC, where the Avengers were battling the Growing Man, and a bizarre time phenomena seemed to revert the team to the original Avengers.
(Avengers vs. Atlas I#2) – In the ensuing battle, M-11 was overwhelmed by Thor, then he evaded stings from the Wasp. When Iron Man tried draining M-11 of energy, M-11 instead overloaded the hero’s armor. After the fight stopped, they noticed the time-distortion energy again and saw the Hulk pass through.
(Avengers vs. Atlas I#3) – A chaotic battle against the Hulk ensued, even as the Avengers kept shifting into costumes from other time periods, and Thor soon teleported both teams to the Norwegian coast, where M-11 attempted his death-ray and an electric blast against the Hulk, but they proved ineffective. The Uranian deciphered the truth about the threat they faced (before changing into his 1950s self) and they realized the Avengers had come from the time period when they first had battled Kang. M-11 projected results from that fight from years before, and they realized they were facing a Chronovirus, resulting from Kang’s time-stream manipulations.
(Avengers vs. Atlas I#4) – The Avengers and Agents of Atlas worked together to define the Chronovirus as a symptom in the time-space continuum related on Kang’s connections to Giant-Man based on their first battle. They quieted the storm and restored the Avengers to their own timeline, then made peace with the New Avengers.
(Enter the Heroic Age I#1/2) – The Agents of Atlas returned to Hawaii to defeat the Kree Sentry when it landed back on Earth. They saved civilians including Tutu and Akoni.
(Atlas I#4 (fb) – BTS) – M-11 took over Dr. Zu’s old lab, controlling the robots there in various activities, sometimes aided by the servants of Atlas.
(Atlas I#1/1) – The 3-D Man (Delroy Garrett) discovered an entrance to Atlas, finding the Agents waiting there.
I#2/2) – After the Agents stopped Mr. Lao from killed 3-D Man, then the
Agents spoke with 3-D Man, realizing that he had been having dreams of
old missions of the Agents of Atlas. M-11 informed the others of a call
from Derek Khanata, and the team headed to Iceland, where they found a
group of criminals controlling subterranean creatures. After a brief
fight, the team looked over intel, realizing they were battling aliens
called Echo Worlders who could possess others. (Atlas I#3/2) – Some of the Echo Worlders possessed
Chang Li-Ten and other servants of the Atlas Foundation, and a fight
broke out. M-11 protected them as Venus was hit with a poisonous arrow, after which Namora was possessed. (Atlas I#4) – M-11 turned his death ray on Namora to
stop her from killing the others, but not before she’d pulled off
Uranian’s helmet, reverting him to a frightening alien state.
Gorilla-Man and 3-D Man held off the others until Mr. Lao fried them.
The team healed and researched the origins of the Echo Worlders, then
planned an attack on their home world. (Atlas I#5 – BTS) – Dr. Zu helped connect Namor and
Venus into a mental framework to assist the others in the battle
against the Echo Worlders. He also attached M-11’s mind, but warned
that it likely wouldn’t work. M-11 found his consciousness in the
astral world of the Echo Worlders and he assembled himself a giant suit
of machinery to aid his teammates in the fight. The team worked
together for days to fend off the Echo Worlders, also known as Lurans,
using M-11 (who adapted to an even greater size) and 3-D Man as focal
points to save their planet. (Darkstar and the Winter Guard I#1) – When Namora was
kidnapped by Warlord Krang, the Agents teamed up with the Winter Guard
to stop him. (Gorilla Man I#1 – BTS) – M-11 went off on assignment for Woo.
(Atlas I#3/2) – Some of the Echo Worlders possessed Chang Li-Ten and other servants of the Atlas Foundation, and a fight broke out. M-11 protected them as Venus was hit with a poisonous arrow, after which Namora was possessed.
(Atlas I#4) – M-11 turned his death ray on Namora to stop her from killing the others, but not before she’d pulled off Uranian’s helmet, reverting him to a frightening alien state. Gorilla-Man and 3-D Man held off the others until Mr. Lao fried them. The team healed and researched the origins of the Echo Worlders, then planned an attack on their home world.
(Atlas I#5 – BTS) – Dr. Zu helped connect Namor and Venus into a mental framework to assist the others in the battle against the Echo Worlders. He also attached M-11’s mind, but warned that it likely wouldn’t work. M-11 found his consciousness in the astral world of the Echo Worlders and he assembled himself a giant suit of machinery to aid his teammates in the fight. The team worked together for days to fend off the Echo Worlders, also known as Lurans, using M-11 (who adapted to an even greater size) and 3-D Man as focal points to save their planet.
(Darkstar and the Winter Guard I#1) – When Namora was kidnapped by Warlord Krang, the Agents teamed up with the Winter Guard to stop him.
(Gorilla Man I#1 – BTS) – M-11 went off on assignment for Woo.(Heroic Age: Heroes I#1 – BTS) – Steve Rogers wrote about Human Robot in his report on superhuman operatives.
(Fear Itself: the Home Front I#1/2) – The Agents of Atlas became aware of escalated threats by Neo-Nazis and began hunting down intel on them. In time, they found the leader, Vorster, of the Thule Society, and he informed them that many of his agents had infiltrated Atlas years ago.
(Fear Itself: the Home Front I#2/2) – The Agents stormed a Thule Society castle, Nazi robots attacked, and Vorster was killed. They then found old sorcerous texts written on the skins of dead Atlanteans.
(Fear Itself: the Home Front I#3/2) – M-11 held off a Nazi robot as the Agents gathered, and they argued about Woo’s secret-keeping over the Atlantean skins. While the others argued, M-11 went off with Woo, revealing he could now translate the texts.
(Fear Itself: the Home Front I#4/2 (fb)) – Woo stopped M-11 from translating the text, realizing it could be too dangerous. He had M-11 wipe the files instead.
(Fear Itself: the Home Front I#4/2 (fb) - BTS) – M-11 realized the entire castle had been wired to explode, and he informed Woo.
(Fear Itself: the Home Front I#4/2) – After the castle exploded, M-11 played back the memories of Woo having him delete the files for the other Agents.
(Fantastic Four I#645) – The Agents helped fight off invaders from Counter-Earth.
(Agents of Atlas III#1/1) – M-11 and Namora swam to a base through a river in Thailand, joining the other Agents in saving Cressida from another dragon, this one named Mr. Thong. The Agents regrouped.
(Atlantis Attacks I#1) – Jimmy Woo assembled Gorilla-Man and the others in the city of Pan, where they planned to aid the new Agents of Atlas in a fight against Namor.
(Iron Man 2020 II#1) – M-11 was present in the 13th Floor, a hangout for robots, when the Iron Man A.I. announced his plans for a robot supremacy.
(Atlantis Attacks I#2) – After they conferred with Mike Nguyen, who founded Pan, Jimmy Woo put M-11, Brawn, the Uranian, Silk, and 3-D Man in charge of coming up with a plan to save the city. They soon found a way for the Human Robot to act as the power source of Pan, allowing them to free the Atlantean dragon.
(Atlantis Attacks I#4) – War with Atlantis escalated, and Human Robot watched as the heroes discussed ways to end the conflict. Mike Nguyen was revealed as the man behind the attacks, and he put a control disc on Brawn to force him to fight the others.
(Atlantis Attacks I#5) – Brawn fought the heroes until he was released, then the two groups of the Agents of Atlas worked together to protect Pan against a tidal wave. A month later, Human Robot joined Namor, Namora, Jimmy Woo, and Protector in fighting the symbiote dragons of Knull.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and John Romita.
The Human Robot's original origin story has been ret-conned significantly, but this is the story as originally told:
(Menace#11) - The Human Robot was built by an unidentified scientist, under the guidance of his business manager. The scientist programmed the robot so that it would only respond to commands given on its secret frequency. He tested the robot out, ordering it to pick up a chair, and the robot did so-- but then lifted another chair, unable to differentiate between plural and singular. The scientist deactivated the robot for later work.
That evening, the business manager broke into the lab and set the robot up so that he could control it. He was tired of the scientist, who refused to speed up the robot's production, and believed that it was already set for release to the public.
The following day, the scientist was about to install a regulator to control the robot, when the manager ordered the robot to "kill the man in the room"; it did so, strangling its creator. The manager entered, pleased-- and then the robot strangled him. It then set off to find more men in rooms to strangle.
Maybe events occurred just like this for the Human Robot of Earth
In Thunderbolts I#29, Machine Man had a bust of the Human Robot's head on his mantel, next to Ultron and Robotman (of DC's Doom Patrol).
Pointed out by Gammatotem:
There is a robot almost identical to Human Robot in appearance in the third story within Journey Into Mystery I#17 (August, 1954). It was used as an armor by midget.
There is also a text story from Strange Tales I#37 (August, 1955) about an invasion from Mechnia, which re-used a panel from Human Robot's first appearance to depict the alien invaders.
Profile by Prime Eternal
Updates by Markus Raymond (Agents of Atlas (2006) appearances)
and Chadman (Wolverine: Agent of Atlas - Atlanstis Attacks)
The Human Robot should not be confused with:
(What If I#9 (fb)) - Following an adventure paralleling Menace I#11, the Human Robot fell into the sea where it was short-circuited by water.
(What If I#9)- Some time later, it was found by Namora while searching for her lost cousin, the Sub-Mariner. She helped the 3-D Man recover it from the sea so that it could serve as a member of the Avengers, a team of superhumans being gathered by Jimmy Woo of the FBI. Just as the 3-D Man returned the robot to the surface, he was distracted by the goddess Venus, and the Human Robot came back to life, still following its order to kill. Fortunately, Venus was able to halt its attack by using her power of love upon it. The final two members of the Avengers, Marvel Boy and Gorilla-Man, then arrived, and Marvel Boy set about to repair the Human Robot and install a regulator. When the process was complete, the Human Robot was welcomed into the Avengers.
After learning from Suwan (niece of the Yellow Claw) that Jimmy Woo and President Ike Eisenhower had been captured by the Yellow Claw, the Avengers set off to combat him and his team of superhuman villains. The Human Robot smashed an opening into the Yellow Claw's base, but was almost immediately frozen solid by the Cold Warrior. However, the 3-D Man tricked Electro into blasting the Human Robot with a stray jolt of electricity, and the robot was freed. It confronted Electro and absorbed some of the power then released it back at him, short-circuiting him. The President and Woo were both rescued, and Woo set after the Yellow Claw, only to find a dummy planted with a bomb in his place. The 3-D Man pulled Woo to safety while the Human Robot took the brunt of the blast. The 3-D Man feared that the robot had been destroyed, but it survived. The Yellow Claw, meanwhile, escaped.
Afterwards, the President disbanded the Avengers, afraid that their presence would upset the American public. The Human Robot's fate since then is not known.
Comment: In the Avengers Forever limited series they were seemingly ret-conned out of existence. However, in a personal communication with Kurt Busiek (on Avengers Message Board), he specifically stated that he did not wipe the Avengers of the 1950s from existence. One alternate timeline containing them (Earth-9904) was wiped out. The group may well have existed in the mainstream past, but they just weren't called the Avengers. He suggested the name: "The G-Men".
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover#5: Human Robot (main)
Menace#11, p1, pan1 (first appearance)
Agents of Atlas II#9, p11, pan4 (using electric attack)
Agents of Atlas II#10, p22, pan1 (upgrades)
Incredible Hercules I#139, p25, pan3 (in Greek armor)
Atlas I#5, p16, pan4 (Echo Worlder armor)
Menace#11 (May, 1954) - Stan Lee (writer), John Romita (artist)
Agents of Atlas I#1-6 (October, 2006 - March, 2007) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Spider-Man Family#4 (October, 2007) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?#1 (August, 2008) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Nick Lowe, Mark Paniccia & Tom Brevoort (editors)
Wolverine: Agent of Atlas I#1-3 (December, 2008-January, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Benton Jew (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Dark Reign: New Nation I#1/2 (February, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#1 (April, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#2 (May, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan, Gabriel Hardman (pencilers), Jason Paz (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#2-4 (June-July, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman, Clayton Henry (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#5 (July, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#6-7 (August-September, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#8 (September, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz, Noah Salonga (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#9 (October, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Dan Panosian (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#10 (November, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman, Paul Rivoche (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#11 (November, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Dan Panosian, Gabriel Hardman (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#1/1 (December, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#1/2 (December, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas I#2 (January, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan, Gabriel Hardman, Chris Samnee, Carlos Rodriguez (pencilers), Jason Paz, Terry Pallot (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Assault on New Olympus I#1/2 (January, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hercules I#138/2-141/2 (January-April, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Thunderbolts I#139 (February, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Miguel Sepulveda (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Thunderbolts I#140 (March, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Miguel Sepulveda, Sergio Arino (artists), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers vs. Atlas I#1/1-4/1 (June, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Marvel Boy: the Uranian I#3 (May, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Felix Ruiz (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Enter the Heroic Age I#1/1 (July, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Mike McKone (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Atlas I#1/1 (July, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Atlas I#2/1 (July, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Ramon Rosanas (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Atlas I#3/1 (September, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Atlas I#3/2 (September, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Ramon Rosanas (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Atlas I#4 (October, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman, Ramon Rosanas (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Atlas I#5 (November, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer/artist), Ramon Rosanas, Gabriel Hardman (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Darkstar and the Winter Guard I#1 (August, 2010) - Joe Pruett (writer), Brett Booth, Ron Lim (pencilers), Sal Regla, Derek Mei (inkers), Jason Liebig (editor)
Gorilla Man I#1 (September, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Giancarlo Caracuzzo (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Heroic Age: Heroes I#1 (November, 2010) - various writers, Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Fear Itself: the Home Front I#1/2 -4/2 (June-September, 2011) - Peter Milligan (writer), Elia Bonetti (artist), Rachel Pinnelas (editor)
Fantastic Four I#645 (June, 2015) - James Robinson (writer), Leonard Kirk (penciler), Karl Kesel, Scott Hanna (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas III#1/2 (October, 2019) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jason Paz (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Atlantis Attacks I#2, 4-5 (April, 2020; January-February, 2021) - Greg Pak (writer), Ario Anindito, Robert Gill (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Iron Man 2020 II#1 (March, 2020) - Dan Slott, Christos Gage (writers), Pete Woods (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 07/12/2003
Last updated: 03/20/2021
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