Machine Man Vol.1 #1


While Machine Man is busy saving the life of a hiker in danger, he is unaware that Dr. Broadhurst is receiving a government agent who is informing him that Colonel Kragg has been assigned to terminate the last surviving X-51 unit; Machine Man walks deeper into the forest where he comes across Peter Spaulding, whose van is struck behind a fallen tree; After MM moves the tree out of the way, Peter offers Machine Man a lift; They make small talk in the van until Machine Man learns that Peter is a psychiatrist and becomes uncomfortable and exits the van in traffic; Using a skateboard built into his feet, Machine Man attracts the notice of the police, who in turn alert the troops of Col. Kragg.

Printed: Apr 1978
Writers: Jack Kirby
Art: Jack Kirby and Mike Royer
Cover: Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia

Key Issue Details
- 1st solo series titled Machine Man
- Introduction of Machine Man into Marvel continuity