And I say, "It doesn't come easy. It's a very complicated process, involving solar power and decades of baffling continuity."
Fortunately for me, I'm not alone in this, as one of Marvel's finest super-teams possesses a character in the exact same mould.
And Avengers #57 is where we get to meet him.
The Avengers're minding their own business, lost in their domestic troubles, when a strange being called the Vision shows up and tries to kill them all.
Then he decides he doesn't want to kill them all.
There, the Avengers quickly find themselves trapped like the dozy lumps they are, leaving the Vision to prove he can be trusted, by setting off on his own to bump off Ultron.
Reading the story now, there're two things that most strike you about it.
One is that the Vision, who we tend to see as Marvel's answer to Mr Spock, seems to be a veritable ball of emotions in the tale. He's tormented, he's tortured, he's angry, he's confused. It's a far cry from the impassive creature we expect him to be at this stage of his existence.
The other is what a complete and utter dolt Ultron is.
First, his plan involves letting the Avengers know exactly where to find him.
Second, he traps them in a chamber with moving walls, but those walls move at a snail's pace, giving them every chance to escape.
Third, despite having created him, Ultron totally forgets the Vision can change his density - not once but twice - leading to his own destruction.
And fourth, he actually tells the Vision what his only weakness is (the electrodes on his head), giving his foe the chance to discombobulate him that he would never otherwise have had. If you didn't know better, you'd think the rancid robot wanted to be defeated.
However, the charm of the tale is three-fold.
One, there's John Buscema's beautifully elegant artwork, exemplified by the classic cover above. For me, this was the period when Buscema had just entered the very peak of his career.
Two is that we get to see something of the Avengers' private life; Hank standing Jan up to spend an evening in his lab, the disintegration of Hawkeye and the Black Widow's relationship, and the Black Panther deciding he needs to find a new role for himself besides that of costumed crime-fighter.
Interesting that, in Hank's early exchanges with Jan, Thomas seems to be laying the groundwork for the arrival of Hank's Yellowjacket persona a few issues later. Apparently, once his work in the lab's done, he has something to do with private matters that he wants to discuss with her. If only Jan had known then what a total nut-job he was.
The third charm is of course that we get a great new character added to the Avengers' roster. As far as I can remember, the Vision was the first character created specifically to be in the team, instead of being imported from another book. In a sense, you could argue this was a betrayal of the strip's original purpose but, as Ultron couldn't tell you - because his head's just flown off - sometimes in life, betrayal can be a good thing.