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The Metal Men are a team of robot super-heroes created by the brilliant scientist and inventor Doc Magnus. Magnus invented the Responsometer, a device that animates robots and gives them sentience. This allows them to morph into liquid shapes but retain their solid form. Each one is named after the element they are made from, and their personalities reference properties of those elements. Their original membership included Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Platinum and Tin. They would later add other members named Nameless and Copper—additionally, Magnus was briefly bonded with an alien metal and took the superhero name Veridium. In their combined form they use the name Alloy, merging themselves together to create a more powerful giant.

The Metal Men were created by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito, first appearing in Showcase #37. (1962)



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