2020 Machine Man #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage, Tom DeFalco Artist: Andy MacDonald, Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
7.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The A.I. uprising has begun, and Machine Man finds himself torn about his place in the revolution! As the battle rages around him, will Machine Man aid mankind's fight for survival or join his robot brethren in ushering a new age? Plus, when faced with a figure from his past, Machine Man must decide-is it time to follow his programming or his heart? Don't miss out on this epic adventure from Christos Gage and Andy MacDonald! Plus, revisit Machine Man in 2020 with legendary creator, Tom DeFalco!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 25, 2020

    A lot of deep thoughts, great use of continuity and well-done art combine with a well thought-out plot, making this one a winner (and bringing back the red-and-silver suit.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 18, 2020

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this tie-in, but based on its quality I'm excited to read more tie-in series in this event. Machine Man has always been an entertaining and highly emotional character and the mission at hand is going to take further evolution of his control over these emotions or else he may not win at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Feb 28, 2020

    I will always support anything Machine Man-related because hes another one of my favorites in terms of more obscure heroes. Christos Gage obviously has respect for the character by giving him an interesting story thread in trying to win back Jocasta. Andy MacDonald and Dono Sanchez-Almara bring it with the art, even if I dont find it especially appealing aside from the coloring. Machine Man 2020 #1 does end up being a fun experience, even if its going to be a fairly short one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Feb 21, 2020

    This is made for Machine Man fanatics! Only problem is I don't know any. I'm not a hater either. One of my first comics was Iron Man Annual #11 a Machine Man appearance and I read it till the cover fell off and then bought it again. I like the guy he even has my first name. I just think the over all 2020 concept is being a little forcefully spoon feed to us as an insider deep dive and no one is handing out any cliff notes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Feb 20, 2020

    This issue is a mixed bag. You get a cool character like Machine Man, who has been all over the place in terms of writing, and a tie-in to the Iron Man 2020 event. Writer Christos Gage has some good ideas going but the issue never feels like it really gets out of neutral. The book has two stories and while the first is good, it ends before I could really get pulled in. It left me wanting but not in the good way. It definitely could have used the extra pages. Tom DeFalco writes the second one and brings back his "Midnight Wreckers" from the past Machine Man books but nothing really gelled in that story either. Again, space issues.Machine Man 2020 #1 has potential but a weird split makes it hard to be invested. Thumbs in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Feb 19, 2020

    Impressive visuals but both stories seem more superfluous than an essential part of the 2020 event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 19, 2020

    The advantage of Machine Man's tie-in to the Iron Man 2020 event is how seamlessly it brings the reader up to speed with just what the heck it all actually means. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 21, 2020

    "2020 Machine Man" #1 could be better...but hey, I'm just a dumb meatbag. What do I know? Read Full Review

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