Classification: Technology (terrestrial)
Creator: Richmond Enterprises
User/Possessors: Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) )
First Appearance: Defenders I#59 (May, 1978)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: With a numerical control box at the center to disable the machine, the Murder Machine possessed multiple forms of offensive weaponry with which to test various heroes. A quickly spinning pod with six "arms", the machine had the capability of tracking its user's heat energy and adjusting its height to compensate for fliers. It had long tentacles, sharp spikes, flame throwers, constricting rings, wind suction, electro-magnets, and other weapons. If the wrong numerical sequence was entered, the machine would increase in speed.
History: (Defenders I#59) - Developed by Richmond Enterprises for Nighthawk to test his powers, the Murder Machine fired various deadly weapons at Nighthawk and Hellcat as they trained on it, nearly proving too much for them. The Hulk passed and smashed the machine, destroying it.
Comments: Created by David Kraft, Ed Hannigan, and Dan Green.
Valkyrie is shown on the cover as fighting the machine as well, but she's not in the issue, nosirree.
Profile by Chadman.
Murder Machine has no known connections to
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Defenders I#59, cover (main)
Defenders I#59, p12, pan1 (2nd)
Defenders I#59 (May, 1978) - David A. Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (writer/penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
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Last Updated: 04/21/07
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