Who the Clix? Awesome Andy
Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Appearances in Heroclix: Fantastic Four Future Foundation, Fantastic Forces
First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #15
Team Affiliantions: Heavy Metal, Intelligencia
Created by: Jack Kirby and Stan Lee
Awesome Andy begins life as a creation of the Mad Thinker. The Thinker uses notes and designs from Reed Richards to combine ape DNA, unstable molecules, an indestructible body, microcomputer and solar-powered energy source to give birth to his “Awesome Android.” The Android is used to battle super heroes multiple times, such as the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America and even Rom.
Some time later, the Super Adaptoid poses as the Fixer and reprograms Andy, forming a team of mechanical beings known as Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal battles the Avengers and Namor only to be defeated. Poor Andy even has his head ripped off underwater. Machinesmith recovers and repairs the Android, using him to distract the Avengers during a jail break at the Vault. Andy goes on to battle the Thunderbolts and Heroes for Hire before the Mad Thinker returns and reclaims him.
The Thinker upgrades Andy to be able to absorb additional abilities, including musical talent or animal traits. This leads to Andy gaining sentience for the first time in its existence and rebelling against the Thinker. He seeks legal aid from Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway and is emancipated from the Thinker and legally recognized as a male named Awesome Andy. Andy becomes a office worker for the law firm and is given a digital white board to wear around his neck that his CPU can broadcast to as a means of communication. He also uses hand signals to communicate some times.
While Andy loves his new life, this also leads him to absorbing Starfox’s pheremone powers. Before he realizes it, a fellow co-worker falls in love with him as a result of these powers. Andy realizes what is going on and in an act of conscience, deactivates the power, hoping that Mallory, his co-worker, would still care for him. When she rejects him, Andy is emotionally crushed and leaves the law firm. Eventually he resets his programming and returns to being a mindless thug for the Mad Thinker.
The Android is with the Mad Thinker during his time as a member of the Intelligencia and aids in several battles the group has. He is even revived, along with the other members, by Superior MODOK. Andy eventaully becomes a member of the A.I. Army.