Machine Man in “What We Do is Secret” by Matt Duarte
This story takes place shortly after the events of the first arc of Secret Avengers.
Description: Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter are sitting in a command center, talking.
SHARON: I know you’ve said that Nova had to leave on some mission, but I still think we should have someone monitor Mars just in case.
STEVE: Don’t worry, I already have someone on it.
Description: A Quinjet is landing on the surface of Mars.
SHARON (off-panel): Oh, you’ve found someone willing to face the crushing loneliness of space for months, perhaps years?
STEVE (off-panel): With a few conditions, but yes. He was quite happy to, and I quote...
Description: The Quinjet has now landed, and one of the doors from the back of the plane is opening. We still can’t see who it is that’s inside there, but you can probably figure it out.
STEVE (off-panel): “Get away from the stench of flesh.”
SPEECH BUBBLE (coming from the opening door): That’s one small step for me...
Description: The back door of the Quinjet is now fully open. Aaron Stack, Machine Man, is walking out of it. Behind him, inside the ship, there are two huge wooden crates. One of them is marked “BOOZE” and the other one says “LMDS”.
MACHINE MAN: One giant “☠☠☠☠ YOU” for mankind.
Next: No good can come out of a robot in an empty planet.