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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Steel gets a chance to shine in "52"

Some lesser-known characters will be getting the spotlight in “52,” the ambitious, 52-part, weekly series from DC.

“52” bridges the gap from “Infinite Crisis” to DC’s One Year Later books, which jumped a year ahead in time. It’s a year without Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman — which gives a chance to shine the spotlight on some other heroes. Heroes such as Steel, who became the protector of Metropolis for a while after Superman died back in the 1990s. (If you haven’t heard, Superman got better.)

John Henry Irons, aka Steel, is a favorite of “52” editor Stephen Wacker, who I interviewed via e-mail for this Sunday’s Comics Fan column.

“He wanted to help people, so he built a suit of armor,” Wacker said. “What’s simpler? There aren’t a lot of characters created in the last 20 years you can imagine someone looking to for inspiration. Steel is one of them.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only one problem, some if not most of us will remember the really really bad movie Steel staring wanna be Superman, Shaquille O'Neal.

8:13 PM

Blogger Bill Radford said...

Luckily, I never saw the movie, so I don't have to forget it.

7:02 AM


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