This September, Machine Man is going to bring the fight to humanity in the pages of Tony Stark: Iron Man. Titled “The Ultron Agenda,” this arc will detail Machine Man’s leadership of the Robot Uprising to establish A.I. dominance. This announcement follows up on yet another mysterious Marvel teaser that we reported on yesterday.
Check out the solicit for Tony Stark: Iron Man #16 below:
“Watch out, Iron Man! The Robot Uprising of the Marvel Universe has begun! But it’s NOT Ultron leading the charge… it’s Machine Man! The A.I.’s are on the attack – and they might be in the right. Battle lines are being drawn, and it’s time for Tony Stark, Jacosta, Andy Bhang and the rest of the cast to pick sides.”
Series writer Dan Slott, artists Valerio Schiti and Edgar Delgado, along with the new co-writer Jim Zub have been building up to this story since the series first began last year. At the centre of the story is the A.I. Jacosta, an employee of Tony’s who has been experiencing some internal conflict as to whether she can be considered human. It’s the main theme of the series, and this dichotomy is explored through Machine Man who sees humanity as a plight and A.I. as the next dominant species.
Machine Man last appeared in #11 of the series and seemed to be on good terms with Jacosta and Tony. How he decides to lead this movement will have to be revealed soon.
Tony Stark: Iron Man #16 hits shops this September. Take a look at the cover by Alexander Lozano below.