Issue by Issue – Machine Man #11

ImageWriter – Marv Wolfman
Artist – Steve Ditko
Inker – Steve Ditko
Colours – Michelle Wolfman
Letters – John Costanza

Aaron Stack, the Machine Man, has decided that it is time to get a job.  How better to learn about humanity than joining the nine to five grind?  With a little help from Dr. Spalding he gets a job at an insurance company, also one he just managed to save from a thief looking to rob them.  What are the chances?  Not all is right though as the costumed villain looks to put the company out of business once and for all and the only thing standing in his way is one pesky, purple robot.

On the second issue in with the new creative team, we see some more character development as X-51 wants to explore his humanity and that of it around him.  We also get to see him adopt a more visually friendly guise to blend in with those around him so he does not seem so off-putting.  One moment that elicited a chuckle was the office girl trying to pick him up and in his very logical way, puts her off because he has no time.  There is also a new character introduced by the name of Khan which could turn out to be big trouble for X-51 down the line.  Good stuff by Ditko and Wolfman, if a little slowly paced.

3.5 out of 5

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