Issue by Issue – Machine Man #16


Writer – Tom DeFalco
Artist – Steve Ditko
Inker – Steve Ditko
Colours – Bob Sharen
Letters – Diana Albers

Tom DeFalco and Steve Ditko ramp up the action again with some new villains for our hero in the form of Baron Brimstone and the Satan Squad, though they do not last too long against good old X-51.  They do give him a run for his money though, almost destroying the circuitry within his chest and forcing him to improvise using his many abilities.  The issue ends with Machine Man losing his arm after he saves a woman which leaves the book on a little cliffhanger.  DeFalco continues taking the book on an upswing which is a good thing and sees our hero being put into situations a little more dangerous than usual.  As for Ditko, he remains a good replacement for Kirby ever since he departed the title.

3.5 out of 5

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