Machine Man is reactivated in the year 2020 by a group of young rebels; While he was deactivated, weapons dealer Sunset Bains used his technology to become the world leader in robotics; Robots are now a natural part of modern life; Sunset Bains sends killer robots after Machine Man, who is forced to flee together with his new friends. "If This Be Sanctuary?!" starring Machine Man, Sunset Bain, Jocasta, and Iron Man 2020 (introduction), script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Herb Trimpe (breakdowns), inks by Barry Windsor-Smith (finishes). Reprinted stories from Machine Man #s 1 and 2.
Machine Man and crew are taken to Sanctuary only to find it is run by MM's old pal Gears Garvin; Following the tracker Bain had implanted in Hassle, Iron Man 2020 and the Banies launch an assault on Sanctuary; Machine Man decides to confront Bain directly. "Victory," script by Tom DeFalco (plot; script) and Barry Windsor-Smith (plot), art by Barry Windsor-Smith; Machine Man and his pals assault Baintronics head on and forcefully convince Sunset Bain to give up her feud with the Wreckers; Machine Man and Jocasta are (briefly) reunited. Reprinted stories from Machine Man #s 3 and 4.