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  1.  (2822.1)
    Wondering if anyone (especially Warren) has been reading this?

    I ask, because Reed seems to be trying very hard to mimic Warren's version of Machine Man (with varying degrees of success).
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    thats what makes me curious about the next marvel zombies, which looks to cast aaron stack as an "ash" style zombie slayer
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2008
    Out of curiosity, and because I have a shit-ton of the recent Secret Invasion issues sitting on my shelves, I read the last five issues or so. The Stack stuff is fun to read, but seems out of place in what seems to be a serious, marvel universe superhero comic.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2008 edited
    Actually, I really like having Aaron there--it helps to trip everyone up and throw in doses of cynicism, black humor, and just plain randomness at various points.

    I think Reed's Ms. Marvel's a damn good comic, anyway, but adding Machine Man helped.

    @joe.distort--I'm done with the Marvel Zombies shit, though. I really haven't enjoyed any of the series about them yet, and I'm tired of trying to force myself into liking them. Adding Aaron in there isn't gonna be enough for me.
  3.  (2822.5)
    yeah, marvel zombies was kinda petered out by the end of the first mini. i dont think i will buy the new one even if it is centered on stack.
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2008
    I feel like the best part about Marvel Zombies were the sweet-ass t-shirts that were made from the various covers.

    What was Machine Man like before NextWave?
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2008

    He was origining in 2001: A Space Odyssey and then some other stuff including taking on the Brotherhood with merged Sentinel tech and running from the government before the Celestials came and got him. He's also battled the Hulk and done some other stuff, but he most certainly did not have the Ellis touch. I know there's a good parallel character to compare him to, I just can't think of it at the moment, a bit like Sonny in I, Robot(the movie) I suppose, but able to appear normal and blend into society. Perhaps akin to the android that showed up in Batman Beyond and spun out to its own show?
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2008
    I enjoyed Aaron Stack in the Earth X books, but I'm a pretty big Jim Kreuger fan.
  4.  (2822.9)
    Is anyone else reading Ivan Brandon's take on Machine Man in Marvel Comic Presents right now (issues 8+)? It's cracktacularly fantastic!