Issue by Issue – Machine Man #12

ImageWriter – Marv Wolfman
Artist – Steve Ditko
Inker – Steve Ditko
Colours – Bob Sharen
Letters – Irv Watanabe

X-51 gives birth!

Well, perhaps not in the sense everyone is accustomed to, or even in such a dramatic fashion.  But in this issue, due to his actions, much like Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider; a few individuals are affected by the electricity Machine Man omitted in the course of stopping a common criminal.  And while the issue started off quite slow and fairly uneventful, it picked up and became quite interesting with the introduction of the god-five.  It was a little strange that they could all of a sudden think that they could pass judgement on anyone, being new and all to their existence, but really, just a minor thing.  Intriguing stuff from Wolfman and Ditko.

3.5 out of 5

2 replies »

  1. Since you made the reference, did you ever watch the Spider-Man Unlimited Cartoon? I heard that this character was used in it, yet as the Machine Men, and not his own character. From the looks of the comic and reviews you have written, they do not look the same with the exception of the name. I think the Internet is lying….


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