Raglan and Dutch, and a mysterious stranger in armor.
Where we've got to: Colonel Duncan Raglan and U.N. Space Marine Dutch Cornelisen have adopted a truce and together have flown into the lower depths of Mars, where they have discovered a vast cavern containing what appears to be a miniature sun that's spitting out plasma and adding to an ocean of lava. Upon an island rising out of the lava sea is a fortified structure, wherein they discover a giant robot. Raglan thinks this the legendary combat bruiser, the Battle Lord Kobayashi, but the robot denies this. Dutch scans the chamber and discovers the containers embedded in the walls are filled with human and robot parts….