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MACHINE MAN

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) android

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Hulk, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: art thief (name unrevealed), Hulk (briefly) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#41/3 (July, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Machine Man is an autonomous android capable of emotional responses. He has superhuman strength with a body comprising enhanced functionality, such as extendable wrists to further his reach by at least 20'. He also has internally mounted shoe jets that can click together (toe to heel) to form a skateboard-style system of enhanced surface propulsion. He can also leap/fly high.

Height: 6'
Weight: 850 lbs.
Optical sensors/Eyes: Red-yellow
Hair: Unrevealed

 

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#41/3) - Not recognized on the street, Machine Man went into the air. Using his extendable arms, he later rescued a hiker hanging precariously from a cliff face.

(Spidey Super Stories#41/5) - Oblivious to several surprised onlookers, Machine Man came to New York and found it interesting. Discovering a machine art show at the Museum of Modern Art, he wandered in and foiled a robbery, although the art thief escaped. Machine Man re-mounted the painting on the wall, but aggressive security guards mistook him for a robber, so he knocked them out. Hearing trouble nearby, Spider-Man confronted the robot, who swatted Spidey away before fleeing outside. Caught in the busy road, he activated his shoe jets' skateboard mode, but crashed into a police car. Spider-Man renewed pursuit and almost lost Machine Man, but the android smashed into the Hulk. Angered, Hulk held him in a tight grip. Spider-Man caught up and Machine Man explained what had happened. With the situation resolved, the three heroes visited the art museum together.

Comments: Created by Mary A. Mintzer &/or Linda Karas &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Don Perlin (inks).

Physical stats are taken from the early Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike. He likely had other "clickable" capabilities not (yet) revealed.

He may have had similar origins to his Earth-616 counterpart (also known as X-51).

With a green suit and bizarre hair, the foiled art thief may have been Earth-57780's Thinker.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Machine Man of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


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Spidey Super Stories#41, p27 (main image)
   p23, pan1 (headshot)
   p28, pans2-3 (on jet skates)
   p23, pan 3 (extending arms)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#41/3 (July, 1979) - Mary A. Mintzer &/or Linda Karas &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#41/5 (July, 1979) - Mary A. Mintzer &/or Linda Karas &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)


First posted: 03/26/18 (Wear It Purple Day - epilepsy awareness)

Last updated: 03/26/18

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