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698679-monolith gatherer

The Monolith Gather comes to collect a Monolith that has fused with Aaron Stack, a.k.a. the Machine Man.

In 2001: A Space Odyssey issue #8 (July 1977), a monolith gave sentience to a robot named X-51 (also known as "Mister Machine"). Before encountering the monolith, he is the only survivor of a series of robots, and raised as a human son of scientist Abel Stack, who was killed removing his auto-destruct mechanism. He eventually spun off his own title, Machine Man, who integrated him into the Marvel Universe. References from 2001 were mostly ignored, but in the final issue it was revealed that the creators of the monolith were the Celestials, who had sent it to help record vast amounts of data over the centuries.


Trivia Edit

  • Monoliths often appear in cartoons when characters are exploring planets as a reference to the monoliths in the books and films.
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