Z-1 was an extraterrestrial robotic missile that had been dumped on the planet Space Junkyard 9. A solar flare reactivated him and he began to feel lonely. He tried to build a wife out of the surrounding junk, but he was unable to as he kept creating mindless replicas of himself, dubbed as Missile Men. Z-1 then decided if he cannot build a companion he will find one. Z-1 decided that Platinum of the Metal Men would become his wife.[1]

He sent his mechanical army of Missile Men to Earth to find her and capture her. The Missle Men destroyed Tin and Mercury, but were later rebuilt. Doc Magnus utilized a machine to magnetize the Missile Men into each other. They formed a giant metal ball that sank to the bottom of the ocean.[1]

However, Z-1 was able to escape his watery prison. Z-1 later created a elaborate plan involving both the Metal Men and Green Lantern Hal Jordan.[2]

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  • Although this character 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 character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • It is unknown how Z-1 escape his watery prison; however, he might have transferred his mind to one of the blank Missile Men during the events of Metal Men #12 via some form of electrical transfer.



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