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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Begun on a trial basis in DC's "Showcase" title (which tried out the wonderous "Tommy Tomorrow"), Metal Men got their own title in the early 1960s.

For those who love robots, this was it.

Sometime in the future, a super rich scientist who flies around in his own open-air flying saucer instead of a plane, creates a band of robots, each made of the metal they are named after:

Gold: the noble Leader, Iron: the strong one, Lead: simple minded but dependable, Mercury: versatile, but his name describes his personality, Tin: comic relief, stutters, but important, and the sexy Platinum: the only one with a name, Tina, who is in love with "Doc" and can't understand why they can't marry and have little "Docs and Plantinums."

The key here is that all of them are shape changers and can alloy with each other to accomplish a mission (see how humble Tin comes in here?).

Iron, for instance, can run down a city street and shape-change into an iron wall to cause a villian's car to crach into himself. Mercury ("The only metal that's liquid at room temperature") can slither through a keyhole to spy on a foe, etc.

They fight (mostly) a fantastic array of other robots: the 100 foot tall "B.O.L.T.S." the "Missile Men" (literally tens of thousands of living cruise missiles), "Chemo" who started out as a 20 foot tall glass man-shaped bottle for industrial toxcins and evolves into life, spewing chemicals to destroy anything, and so many more.

Later, after cancelation, the Metal Men returned for a brief run in the early 1970s, wherein they could no longer shape shift and were being (unjustly) hunted for the murder of their creator, Doc. They wore human clothes and "Mission Impossible" style masks. Very dark, very mature, and quite a contrast from the fun ("This comic teaches about science!") earlier series.

They've popped up since then.

I have a nearly complete run of the original run, including the ultra expensive Showcase appearances.


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