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"From Hell is Forged a Hero!": Dr. Giles and Hank Heywood were in Munich, presenting the results of their bio-retardent research, which would enable damaged limbs and organs to be replaced without rejection. They were dismissed as cranks and, while making their way to their transportation out of
Appearing in "From Hell is Forged a Hero!"
- Steel (Henry Heywood, Sr.) (First appearance)
Synopsis for "From Hell is Forged a Hero!"
Dr. Giles and Hank Heywood were in Munich, presenting the results of their bio-retardent research, which would enable damaged limbs and organs to be replaced without rejection. They were dismissed as cranks and, while making their way to their transportation out of Munich, they encountered two Nazis roughing up an old Jewish man. Heywood knocked them out, and, due to Giles' infirmity, they left.
Arriving in the States, the newspapers proclaimed Hitler's invasion of Poland . Enlisting in the Marines, Heywood eventually stops some saboteurs, nearly dying in an explosion. He begged Giles to use the bio-retardent formula to repair is damaged body with artifical organs and bones.
Heywood was easily able to lift 1000 lbs, run 50 mph, and remain submerged (thanks to his new artificial lung) for up to 30 minutes. Fashioning a costume from steel mesh, he again encountered saboteurs working for a "Baron Death", and stopped them easily. OVer the following weeks he tracked down the rest of the saboteur ring, but Baron Death eluded him.
- This book was first published on December 22, 1977.
- Steel - The Indestructible Man was an ongoing comic book series published from March of 1978 until November of 1978. The series was cancelled after issue #5 (along with twenty-four other DC titles) as part of what has become informally known as the Great DC Implosion.
- The characters is called simply Steel throughout the series. It wouldn't be until a later appearance in the pages of All-Star Squadron #9 that he would be field promoted (by FDR himself) to "Commander Steel".
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- Cover gallery for the Steel series
- Images from Steel Vol 1 1
- Steel (Volume 1) #1-5
- Cancelled Comics Cavalcade #2
- All-Star Squadron #8-50
- Justice League of America (Volume 1) #208-209, 235-261
- Eclipso #11-13
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #5
Links and References
- Commander Steel article at Wikipedia
- Commander Steel article at Toonopedia
- Commander Steel article at Answers.com
- Commander Steel Unofficial Biography
- Commander Steel biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Commander Steel article at Cosmic Teams
- Commander Steel chronology index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Steel - The Indestructible Man series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Steel - The Indestructible Man series index at Comic Book Database
- ↑ which places the events after September 1, 1939