Awesome Android (Marvel)
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Andy can mimic the attributes of others on contact: one ability at a time for about an hour. It can expel winds from its "mouth" at 180 mph, shape its fists into weapons, split into several smaller forms, and expand its overall size by 10 percent. Powered by atomic energy, Awesome Andy is most vulnerable at the motor nerve terminal under each armpit. Mute, Andy communicates via a chalkboard-like necklace.
Stealing Reed Richards' patented DNA research and artificial life form designs, the Mad Thinker spliced unstable molecules into the DNA patterns of an ape to construct the Awesome Android. This android battled the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man (Tony Stark), and the space knight Rom on the Thinker's behalf, meeting defeat each time. Disgusted, the Thinker ordered the Android to remain out of his sight. The Android deactivated in a Mayfield, Ohio barn, briefly fighting Captain America upon discovery until revealing that it would shut down if left alone. Eventually reprogrammed by the synthetic Super-Adaptoid, which had the copied the Fixer's technological skill, it fought Avengers solo and with the Heavy Metal robot team before being decapitated by Namor. The Android's body was placed in a special containment facility in Fort Meade, Maryland. Some time later, the Android was sent by Machinesmith to distract the reserve Avengers while other synthetic villains escaped confinement. It was neutralized by Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau) and Firebird. The Thinker eventually reclaimed the Android and sent it to kidnap Franklin Richards, whose parents were stranded on an alternate Earth. The Thunderbolts prevented the abduction, defeating the Android and a robotic Thinker replica. The Android was placed as an exhibit on the convention floor (as back-up in the Thinker and Red Skull's plot to enslave the Avengers with microbial nanites) at San Diego's Comic-Con International, but the Fantastic Four foiled the villains' plans. The Gideon Trust later used the Android as a security device in their New York City headquarters, the Gideon Tower, where it battled Human Torch (Johnny Storm), She-Hulk (Jen Walters), Namorita, and Ant-Man (Scott Lang).
Somehow the Android developed sentience, and the New York law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway emancipated it from Thinker, got it American citizenship, and hired it. Nicknamed "Awesome Andy," it moved into the Excelsior apartments with Ditto, the firm's shape-shifting process server. When a robotic Thinker replica orchestrated a breakout at the experimental super-villain prison the Big House, Andy rejected his former master's orders and turned on him. Most recently, when Titania (Mary MacPherran) attacked the law firm, Andy intervened and was decapitated. Repaired by Mr. Fantastic, Andy returned to work but cut ties with Ditto, whose cowardice had helped make Titania's assault possible.
First Appearance: Fantastic Four (1961) #15
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All-New Captain America (2015)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#1 Avengers (2010)
- 'Abraxas to Batwing'#4
- 'Damon Dran to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway'
Avengers Spotlight (1989)
#4 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Captain America (1998)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016)
#8 Deadpool (2008)
- 'The Purple Children'
#55 Deadpool Killustrated (2013)
- 'Deadpool: Reborn Part 1: Bright Bright Sunshiny Day'
Fall of the Hulks: Alpha (2010)
#1 Fall of the Hulks: Gamma (2010)
- 'Meeting of the Minds'
Fantastic Four (1961)
Annual 03 Fantastic Four (1998)
- 'Bedlam at the Baxter Building!'Annual 25
- 'In Kang's Clutches!'#15
- 'The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!'#28
- 'We Have to Fight the X-Men!'#400
- 'Even the Watchers Can Die!'#525
- 'Dream Fever, Part 1'#568
- 'Doom's Master, Part 3'
#23 Fantastic Four (2013)
- 'Skull Session'#43
- 'And the Walls Came Tumbling Down'#44
#16 Fantastic Four Adventures (2005)
- 'The Fantastic Four Are Doomed!, Part 4: Four to the Fourth Power!'
#47 FF (2011)
- 'A Family Torn Apart!'
#3 FF (2013)
- 'Whatever Happened to All Those Reeds?'
#14 G.L.A. (2005)
- 'Bath House of the August Moon'#16
- 'For All We Have and Are'
#2 Heroes for Hire (1997)
- 'Dismembership Drive'
#1 Hulk (2008)
- 'Heroes and Villains'
#21 Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
- 'The Best Laid Plans'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Masterworks (1987)
#25 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'The Fantastic Four Nos. 41-50 & Fantastic Four Annual No. 3 by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby'
#6 Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
- '... As Those Who Will Not See!'
Monsters Unleashed (2017)
Monsters Unleashed [II] (2017)
New Avengers (2013)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
#14 Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
- 'The Ultimate Android!'
#12 She-Hulk (2004)
- 'Triumphs and Tragedy'
#2 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'Class Action Comics!'#4
- 'Web of Lies'#6
- 'The Big Picture, Part 2: Minor Complications'#7
- 'Universal Laws: Part 1: Space Cases'#9
- 'Strong Enough'#11
- 'Imbalance of Power'#12
- 'Some Disassembly Required'
#1 Tales of Suspense (1959)
- 'Many Happy Returns'#2
- 'Cause and Effect'#3
- 'Time of Her Life'#5
- 'New Kid in Town'#6
- 'Beaus & Eros, Part 1: I'm With Cupid'#7
- 'Beaus & Eros, Part 2: Change of Heart'#9
- 'The Big Reveal'#10
- 'I Married a Man-Wolf'#11
- '6 Shots to the Heart'#12
- 'Remember The Titans'#14
- 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Awesome Andy But Were Afraid To Ask'#20
- 'The Clock is Ticking'
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#676 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Tomorrow the World!'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
#7 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Khoryphos to Magneto'
The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
HC Thunderbolts (1997)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
#2 World War Hulks (2010)
- 'Deceiving Appearances'
#2 X-Men: First Class (2007)
- 'We Do Science! Part Two'#4
- 'We Do Science! Part Four'
X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway (GLK&H)
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