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Classification: Terrestrial robotic servant

Creator: Fixer (Norbert T. Ebersol)

User/Possessors: Fixer

First Appearance: Solo Avengers I#12 (November, 1988)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: J.A.B.-14 is programmed to prepare and serve refreshments to Fixer and his guests. It is programmed with a wide variety of cocktail recipes including Manhattans and Banana Daquiris. J.A.B.-14 has basic intelligence, can recognize and communicate with others and is programmed with a pleasant, cheerful personality.


(Solo Avengers I#12 (fb) - BTS) - To improve the quality of living in one of his hideouts, Fixer constructed a small, basic robot to serve as his personal waiter. Simply clapping his hands was enough to summon J.A.B.-14.

(Solo Avengers I#12) - When Fixer returned to his lair with Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara), he summoned J.A.B.-14 to offer her some champagne on ice. DeMara couldn't help but be charmed by the tiny automaton, but the mood soon soured when Fixer tried to get romantic with her.

(Thunderbolts I#1 - BTS) - After their public debut as the Thunderbolts following the Onslaught tragedy, Citizen V (secretly Baron Zemo) moved the team into Cellini's Pizzeria, an abandoned, half destroyed pizza parlor to endear themselves to the public. Fixer, now known as Techno, was soon fed up with living in squalor and decided to call on J.A.B.-14.

(Thunderbolts I#1) - Techno was enjoying the simple pleasures of being waited on hand and foot by J.A.B.-14 who happily served him a cold beer. His reverie was interrupted by Meteorite who did not approve of J.A.B.-14's presence because it didn't fit with the image of the team. Ignoring Techno's protests and the robot's cheery offer to make her a cocktail, Meteorite destroyed J.A.B.-14, ordering its creator to clean up the mess before the press got there.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Amanda Conner, Stan Drake.

Fixer didn't bother to give the little guy a name, but Kurt Busiek was kind enough to offer one when contacted about the character. He decided to name him "John at the bar", a reference to a line from the Billy Joel classic Piano Man "John at the bar is a friend of mine/who gets me my drinks for free", though I'm not sure he could be a movie star. The #14 in his name is a reference to the many upgrades Fixer gave his robotic bartender.

This profile was completed 8/19/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Norvo.

J.A.B.-14 has no known connections to:

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Solo Avengers I#12, p22, pan2 (main image)
Thunderbolts I#1, p18, pan1 (with Fixer)
Thunderbolts I#1, p18, pan2 (waving at Meteorite)

Solo Avengers I#12 (November, 1988) - Howard Mackie (writer), Amanda Conner (pencils), Stan Drake (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thunderbolts I#1 (April, 1997) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Vince Russell (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor) 

First Posted: 09/20/2021
Last updated: 09/19/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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