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MR. MCFEELBOT

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Mail delivery system

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Box (Madison Jeffries), Claire MacNeil, Ramsey MacNeil, Vindicator (Heather MacNeil-Hudson)

Enemies: None (although the startled driver who almost crashed into a garbage truck after seeing him probably wasn't a fan)

Known Relatives: Madison Jeffries (creator)

Aliases: "The mailbox"

Base of Operations: The MacNeil family's frontyard in Haysboro, Calgary in Alberta, Canada

First Appearance: Alpha Flight I#66 (January, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Mr. McFeelbot had the capacity to carry an undetermined amount of mail and (not too bulky) packages. Unlike most other mailboxes, he could speak. 

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Black
Hair: None

History:

(Alpha Flight I#64 - BTS) - In preparation for their wedding, Alpha Flight members Box (Jeffries) and Vindicator (Hudson) spent a couple of days with Heather's parents, Ramsey and Claire MacNeil, in their Haysboro home.

(Alpha Flight I#66) - Figuring Heather was still asleep, Madison Jeffries decided to kill some time around the house by going outside to check the mail. He noticed the tiny red flag on the MacNeil's mailbox was up, indicating the postman had indeed come by. Checking to see if no one was around, Jeffries decided to amuse himself, and used his mutant control over metal and machines to transform the ordinary metal postbox into a robotic postman fascimile he called Mr. McFeelbot. The newly created automaton opened his chestplate and handed Jeffries the mail he had stored in there.

While the two of them shared a few pleasantries, the sudden appearance of a talking robot mailman startled a man who happened to pass by in his car. While he looked back to watch the interaction between Jeffries and the animated mailbox, he didn't notice he was about to ram a garbage truck. The man managed to dodge out of the way, just as Jeffries turned Mr. McFeelbot back into his old, ordinary mailbox form.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Hugh Haynes (pencils), Gerry Talaoc (inks).

For those of you who grew up outside Canada or the United States of America, it might not be too obvious that Mr. McFeelbot is an homage to Mr. McFeely, the mailman on the long running PBS show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (1966-2001). David Newell portrayed the mailman who had famous catchphrases like "speedy delivery". McFeelbot, probably named thusly to avoid copyright infringment, used the "speedy delivery" line and joined Madison Jeffries in reciting the first few lines of the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood themesong. Oh, and just ignore the fact that the robot Mr. McFeelbot resembled a T-600 killer robot from the Terminator movies. All he wanted to deliver was mail, not final judgement.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mr. McFeelbot has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Alpha Flight I#66, p10, pan6-7 (main image)
Alpha Flight I#66, p11, pan2-3 (second)


Appearances:
Alpha Flight I#66 (January, 1989) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Hugh Haynes (pencils), Gerry Talaoc(inks), Carl Potts, Marc McLaurin (editors)


Last updated: 10/13/13

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