This is the incredible city of North Am in the year 4000 A.D., where only Magnus and his steel-smashing strength stands between the human race and extinction by the viciousness of man-made robots...
science fiction; superhero
Leeja Clane; Senator Clane (1st appearance); Council Members; Mekman (1st appearance); Ident; Magnus Robot Fighter; Idents; Zog
Mekman creates robots identical to Magnus and the North Am governmental leaders, planning to rule through them. Magnus discovers that just as the Idents are robots posing as human, so Mekman is a human disguised as a robot. He captures Mekman, then beats the Magnus ident in single combat.
Aboard the spaceship carrying half the alien crew back toward earth with the hope of establishing contacts and trade agreements, Captain Johner talks with Zarz, the alien commander, over the translator...
Captain Johner; Rodg; Zarz; Og; madman
The Earth-bound ship raises shields against meteors and finds a derelict Earth ship. Captain Johner goes aboard, finds air, but is coshed from behind. Rodg and an Alien, Og, venture aboard. Rodg is struck down but Og grabs the perpetrator: an Earthman driven mad by loneliness. The humans bring the victim aboard. Zarz says, "Bravery has helped to weld our friendship!"