One of her, anyway. Based on the classic cover for Adventure Comics #340, by Curt Swan. It features, as does the story, one of Superboy's greatest failures. It's a good thing they wiped his memory when he returned to the past, because that kinda thing could mess aguy up. You swoop in, all heroic, and the computer kills the girl you're meant to save, while you wrestle with it's tentacle...and not even the one holding her!
I wanted to do a version of this cover, for the Imperial Guard, but it took some deep dives down the memory hole to come up with a good substitute for Computo, rooted in the Marvel Universe, and who/which could have been around in the early days of Marvel and the Imperial Guard. I was stumped...then I remembered Warlock. No, not the good Warlock, the golden-skinned angsty Warlock, the techno-organic "Technarch" Warlock from New Mutants. But, for this purpose, his race is perfect. Computo would have totally done this, if he'd been all nano-techy and such, but it's hard to self-replicate when you got tubes to replace!
So, here we have a world in the Shi-ar empire, under attack by one of the Technarchy. Triplex, a girl who can triplicate herself due to a mutation, has been seized by the Technarch menace, as has Tempest. Like a smart robot, the Technarch is totally charging up from Tempest (keep them watts coming, Dura-Cell Lad!) and zapping Triplex. On the original cover, Triplicate Girl is crumbling, disintegrating, or something, but that's just so they could play nice and not have to show a dead girl in the comic. Triplex's colors are based on Triplicate Girl's. In my head, she's one of Gladiator's race, and they were an item. Ever wonder why Gladiator is always so grim and dour? Because watching a girl die when you could have saved her will MESS A GUY UP! Ripping arms off self-replicating intelligent machines may be fun and look muy mas macho, but it ain't getting the job done!
Also, the Technarch invader seems to have encountered a piece of Earth-tech, out there, that's it's adapted into a kind of plasma projector. Precursor to the Farscape project...
If I was writing this as a story, Gladiator would spend the next year with his head shaved, as a sign of penance. His grandstanding got his friend killed, one of her, anyway, and that has consequences.
I'm hoping to do more of these, so, if you have any ideas, shoot them over and I'll see what I can come up with. It's tricky, because I want to do them using elements of the Marvel Universe, that could potentially cross over to the Imperial Guard equivalent to the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Thanos subbing for Darkseid in the Great Darkness Saga is too easy, though.