Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Servant of the Psycho-Man

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Psycho-Man

Enemies: Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Sub-Atomica, the Microverse

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#76 (July, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: The so-called Murder Machine possessed flight, superhuman durability which rendered it virtually indestructible. It also had superhuman strength comparable to that of the Thing (class 75?), and could become intangible.

History: (Fantastic Four I#76)- When the Silver Surfer journeyed into Sub-Atomica to evade Galactus, the Psycho-Man dispatched his Murder Machine to take him captive. In the course of doing so, it encountered Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch and the Thing of the Fantastic Four, who had come in search of the Silver Surfer. It assaulted their Reducta-Craft, and hurled the Thing into a nearby planetoid, then proceeded to smash him about into rock faces. Finally, it stuck him into the ground just as a volcanic eruption burst from the planetoid's core.

The Human Torch assaulted the Murder Machine, but found that it was immune to his flames. He tried thermo-blasts, but it became intangible. Determined that they not give up, Mr. Fantastic charged the Murder Machine-- just as it vanished. The Silver Surfer had witnessed their clash and disintegrated the Murder Machine with the Power Cosmic.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

The Murder Machine was not named in Fantastic Four I#76, but was given his name on the cover of Marvel's Greatest Comics#58, a reprint of the original issue.

by Prime Eternal

The Murder Machine should not be confused with:

Fantastic Four I#76 (July, 1968) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)

Last updated: 12/10/03

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