Greetings Superfans and TGIF! The mood is right, and it’s time for another week of action packed adventure in the DC Universe Superman Book Club!
This week, we’re taking a steely eyed glance at Steel aka John Henry Irons. Created by writer Louise Simonson (wife of comic book legend Walt Simonson) and artist Jon Bogdanove, Steel first appeared as a possible replacement for Superman during Reign of The Supermen.
While he didn’t replace the real deal of steel, John Henry Irons would ultimately go on to forge his own stronger than steel legacy, as an ally of Superman’s, a member of the Justice League and most importantly, a wonderful hero in his own right.
This week’s goodies:
-Steel (1994-1998) #'s 1-5
-Superman: The Animated Series Season 2, Episode 23, “Heavy Metal”
Is this your first time reading the Steel ongoing series?
How do you rate the comic book rendition of Steel to his STAS/DCAU counterpart?
Steel has appeared in a variety of entertainment media (comics, movies, TV, video games, etc). Do you have a favorite rendition of this forged in fire freedom fighter?
Spoilers are welcome in this discussion, which runs from July 26th to next Friday, August 2nd.
Forge your armor, pick up your hammer (wearing a cape is optional) and take flight via your rocket boots into the supremely strong world of Steel!