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Material Type: Single Issues
Collection: Comics
Call Number: ENG SPECFIC GAI1995 I2
Title: Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero #2: The Newmatic Man
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Personal name: Gaiman, Neil (author) and Vance, James (script) and Slampyak, Ted (pencils), Talbot, Brian (pencil for Teknophage pages) and McLeod, Bob (inks) and McKie, Angus (ink for Teknophage pages) and Craddock, Alan (colours) and McKie, Angus (colour for Teknophage pages) and Workman, John (letterer)
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Speculative Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 797604476712
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Tekno Comix
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: April 1995
Volume number/sequential designation: Issue 2
Summary, etc. note: Mr. Hero is a steam-powered automaton created by the villainous Henry Phage. Intended to be a force of evil, he proves noble instead. Henry Phage created Mr. Hero as a sleeper agent to send to Earth until such a time as he wished to conquer Earth. He was discovered in the 1800s by a farmer, who later sold him to a magician. The magician trained Mr. Hero to box and used him as a prop in his act. Using Mr. Hero's second head (the "Ratiocinator"), Mr. Hero would give advice to the audience. Then, his less rational but more physically able head would be fitted to his body and he would engage in Queensbury Rules boxing with a member of the audience. During the boxing, a member of the audience would be challenged to knock out Mr. Hero, while he would not attack. However, at one event he mysteriously lost control of his left hand, and inadvertently attacked an influential participant. This ended his career in shame, and he was crated and put into storage. In the mid-1990s, he was discovered and reconstructed by Jennifer Hale, a struggling street magician. Characters: Teknophage (Villain); Pierce (Villain); Chameleons (Villain); Beaumont (Villain); Kingman (Villain)
Expansion of summary note: Single Issue, thin format, science fiction, fantasy, robots, series
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: July 2019
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