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{{DC Database:Team Template
 
{{DC Database:Team Template
| Image = DC Comics Presents Metal Men Vol 2 1.jpg
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| Image = Justice League Generation Lost Vol 1 11 Variant Textless.jpg
 
| OfficialName = Metal Men
 
| OfficialName = Metal Men
 
| Aliases = [[Alloy]] (combined form)
 
| Aliases = [[Alloy]] (combined form)
| Distinguish1 = Metal Men (disambiguation)
 
 
| Status = Active
 
| Status = Active
 
| Identity = Public
 
| Identity = Public
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| TeamLeaders = [[Gold (New Earth)|Gold]], [[William Magnus (New Earth)|William Magnus]]
 
| TeamLeaders = [[Gold (New Earth)|Gold]], [[William Magnus (New Earth)|William Magnus]]
| CurrentMembers = [[Gold (New Earth)|Gold]], [[Iron (New Earth)|Iron]], [[Lead (New Earth)|Lead]], [[Tin (New Earth)|Tin]], [[Mercury (Metal Men)|Mercury]], [[Platinum (New Earth)|Platinum]], [[Copper (New Earth)|Copper]]
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| CurrentMembers = [[Gold (New Earth)|Gold]], [[Iron (New Earth)|Iron]], [[Lead (New Earth)|Lead]], [[Tin (New Earth)|Tin]], [[Mercury (New Earth)|Mercury]], [[Platinum (New Earth)|Platinum]], [[Copper (New Earth)|Copper]]
| FormerMembers = [[Nameless (New Earth)|Nameless]] (destroyed)
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| FormerMembers = [[Nameless (New Earth)|Nameless]] (destroyed), [[Platinum Man (New Earth)|Platinum Man]]
| Allies = [[Metal Women]], [[Metal Men Substitutes]],
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| Allies = [[Metal Women]], Substitutes
| Enemies = [[Chemo]], [[Plutonium Man]]
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| Enemies = [[Chemo (New Earth)|Chemo]], [[Plutonium Man (New Earth)|Plutonium Man]], [[Missile Men]]
   
| Origin = Robot created by [[Doc Magnus]]
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| Origin = A team of robots created by [[William Magnus (New Earth)|Doc Magnus]]
 
| PlaceOfFormation = [[Magnus Labs]]
 
| PlaceOfFormation = [[Magnus Labs]]
 
| PlaceOfDefunction =
 
| PlaceOfDefunction =
 
| Creators = Robert Kanigher; Ross Andru
 
| Creators = Robert Kanigher; Ross Andru
| First = Showcase #37
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| First = Showcase Vol 1 37
 
| Last =
 
| Last =
   
| HistoryText =
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| HistoryText = The '''Metal Men''' are liquid metal robots made from various elements each with almost limitless shape shifting abilities. They were created by the brilliant robotics expert and Elementical genius [[William Magnus (New Earth)|Dr. William Magus]]. Doc Magnus was a student of super-villain [[Thomas Oscar Morrow (New Earth)|T.O. Morrow]] and became the world's foremost authority on the new science of Elementics, a synthesis of chemistry and robotics. Doc Magnus developed the [[Responsometer]], a small microcomputer capable of animating pure metals into humanoid robots capable of independent thought, initiative, and emotions. The Metal Men consist of six other robots [[Gold (New Earth)|Gold]], [[Platinum (New Earth)|Platinum]], [[Mercury (New Earth)|Mercury]], [[Iron (New Earth)|Iron]], [[Tin (New Earth)|Tin]] and [[Lead (New Earth)|Lead]].
   
The '''Metal Men''' are liquid metal robots made from various elements each with almost limitless shape shifting abilities. They were created by the brilliant robotics expert and [[Glossary:E#Elementics|Elementical]] genius [[William Magnus (New Earth)|Dr. William Magus]]. Doc Magnus was a student of super-villain [[T. O. Morrow]] and became the world's foremost authority on the new science of Elementics, a synthesis of chemistry and robotics.
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Together, the Metal Men embarked on a variety of adventures, their specialty fighting monsters spawned from weird science. Perhaps their most unusual and deadliest for is [[Chemo (New Earth)|Chemo]] a walking stew of chemical waste in gigantic humanoid form. Among their other foes are the [[Missile Men]], the [[Gas Gang (New Earth)|Gas Gang]], [[B.O.L.T.S.]], [[Doctor Yes (Earth-One)|Doctor Yes]] and the [[Plastic Perils]].
   
Doc Magnus developed the [[Responsometer]], a small microcomputer capable of animating pure metals into humanoid robots capable of independent thought, initiative, and emotions.
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Eventually, the Metal Men travelled to [[Gotham City]] in order to be part of a worldwide robot convention, but they were framed for the uprising in criminal robots. They were locked away by the local vigilante, [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Batman]], but their names were soon cleared and they helped Batman fight the hordes of crazed robots and capture the criminal responsible for the evil plot.<ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 74}}</ref> After this, the Metal Men worked with Batman on several occasions<ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 103}}</ref><ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 121}}</ref><ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 135}}</ref><ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 136}}</ref> and they were even summoned to replace the Dark Knight as Gotham City's protectors, although they failed.<ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 113}}</ref>
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[[File:Alloy Metal Men 001.jpg|alt=|thumb|The Metal Men merged into Alloy]]
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Over the years, the Metal Men have been destroyed many times, but Magnus has always been able to salvage their Responsometers and rebuild them. Due to their shape shifting ability the robot can combine into a giant robotic form known as Alloy. Alloy has the combined might of all the robots along with their thoughts and skills, making him a formidable opponent.
   
The Metal Men consist of six other robots [[Gold (New Earth)|Gold]], [[Platinum (New Earth)|Platinum]], [[Mercury (New Earth)|Mercury]], [[Iron (New Earth)|Iron]], [[Tin (New Earth)|Tin]] and [[Lead (New Earth)|Lead]]. These robots were known as the [[Metal Men]].
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Tin later created a robot himself an unofficial member of the team dubbed "[[Nameless (New Earth)|Nameless]]". Shy and withdrawn, Nameless was Tin's "girlfriend" until her destruction in battle.<ref>{{c|The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 187}}</ref>
   
Together, Gold and the Metal Men embarked on a variety of adventures, their specialty fighting monsters spawned from weird science. Perhaps their most unusual and deadliest for is [[Chemo]] a walking stew of chemical waste in gigantic humanoid form. Among their other foes are the [[Missile Men]], the [[Gas Gang]], [[B.O.L.T.S.]], [[Doctor Yes]], and the [[Plastic Perils]].
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| Equipment = * [[Responsometer]]
 
Over the years, the Metal Men have been destroyed many times, but Magnus has always been able to salvage their Responsometers and rebuild them.
 
 
Due to their shape shifting ability the robot can combine into a giant robotic form known as Alloy. Alloy has the combined might of all the robots along with their thoughts and skills, making him a formidable opponent.
 
 
Tin later created a robot himself an unofficial member of the team dubbed "[[Nameless (New Earth)|Nameless]]". Shy and withdrawn, Nameless was Tin's "girlfriend" until her destruction in battle.
 
 
 
 
 
| Equipment = [[Responsometer]]
 
 
| Transportation =
 
| Transportation =
 
| Weapons =
 
| Weapons =
   
 
| Recommended =
 
| Recommended =
* [[Metal Men Vol 1|Metal Men (Volume 1)]]
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* {{vnst|Metal Men Vol 1}}
* [[Metal Men Vol 2|Metal Men (Volume 2)]]
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* {{vnst|Metal Men Vol 2}}
* [[Metal Men Vol 3|Metal Men (Volume 3)]]
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* {{vnst|Metal Men Vol 3}}
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* {{vnst|Doom Patrol Vol 5}}
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* {{vnst|Wednesday Comics Vol 1}}
   
| Notes = {{multicont Earth-One}}
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| Notes = * Although this team was originally introduced during DC's [[Earth-One]] era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series ''[[Crisis on Infinite Earths]]'' remains intact. However, some elements of the team's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis [[New Earth]] continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
 
| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
 
| Wikipedia = Metal Men
 
| Wikipedia = Metal Men
 
| Links =
 
| Links =
* [http://www.dccomics.com/heroes_and_villains/?hv=origin_stories/metal_men The Origin of the Metal Men] at DC Comics Heroes and Villains page
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* [https://www.dccomics.com/heroes_and_villains/?hv=origin_stories/metal_men The Origin of the Metal Men] at DC Comics Heroes and Villains page
*[http://www.themetalmen.com/index.htm Metal Men Website]
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* [https://www.themetalmen.com/index.htm Metal Men Website]
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* https://sacomics.blogspot.com/2011/04/metal-men.html
 
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[[Category:Metal Men]]

Revision as of 09:39, December 30, 2019

History

The Metal Men are liquid metal robots made from various elements each with almost limitless shape shifting abilities. They were created by the brilliant robotics expert and Elementical genius Dr. William Magus. Doc Magnus was a student of super-villain T.O. Morrow and became the world's foremost authority on the new science of Elementics, a synthesis of chemistry and robotics. Doc Magnus developed the Responsometer, a small microcomputer capable of animating pure metals into humanoid robots capable of independent thought, initiative, and emotions. The Metal Men consist of six other robots Gold, Platinum, Mercury, Iron, Tin and Lead.

Together, the Metal Men embarked on a variety of adventures, their specialty fighting monsters spawned from weird science. Perhaps their most unusual and deadliest for is Chemo a walking stew of chemical waste in gigantic humanoid form. Among their other foes are the Missile Men, the Gas Gang, B.O.L.T.S., Doctor Yes and the Plastic Perils.

Eventually, the Metal Men travelled to Gotham City in order to be part of a worldwide robot convention, but they were framed for the uprising in criminal robots. They were locked away by the local vigilante, Batman, but their names were soon cleared and they helped Batman fight the hordes of crazed robots and capture the criminal responsible for the evil plot.[1] After this, the Metal Men worked with Batman on several occasions[2][3][4][5] and they were even summoned to replace the Dark Knight as Gotham City's protectors, although they failed.[6]

Alloy Metal Men 001.jpg

The Metal Men merged into Alloy

Over the years, the Metal Men have been destroyed many times, but Magnus has always been able to salvage their Responsometers and rebuild them. Due to their shape shifting ability the robot can combine into a giant robotic form known as Alloy. Alloy has the combined might of all the robots along with their thoughts and skills, making him a formidable opponent.

Tin later created a robot himself an unofficial member of the team dubbed "Nameless". Shy and withdrawn, Nameless was Tin's "girlfriend" until her destruction in battle.[7]

Paraphernalia

Equipment:

Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

  • Although this team was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the team's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.


Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes

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