Machine Man 2020 #2 (Review)

Machine Man 2020 #2
Marvel Comics

Written by Christos Gage & Tom DeFalco
Art by Andy MacDonald, Mike Hawthorne & Adriano Di Benedetto
Colors by Dono Sánchez-Almara & Erick Arciniega
Letters by VC’s Travis Lanham


Machine Man, Aaron Stack, X-51. The face of the Robot Rebellion. However, even a machine man needs love in one form or another. In this week’s second offering in the Iron Man 2020 arc, we see two stories featuring the titular character and others of the Robot Rebellion.

In the conclusion to “Computer Love”, Machine Man confronts his successor and his lost love. Will the power of love conquer over subtle reprogramming? In the second narrative, “The Leap–!”, we see what happens when Baintronics, the A.L.A. and the independants trying to keep robots together get in a rumble.

This pair of stories were executed very well and look spectacular. The narration, especially during the first story, was excellently written and definitely pulled you into the conflict between Jocasta, X-52, and Machine Man. The artwork was very eye-catching and the use of the colors was very vibrant. The storyline for the second narrative was a little fractured but overall it was crafted well. These stories do bring a nicer, more enriched exterior background to the overall 2020 Iron Man arc.

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