An unsung hero from the ’90s returns to take on the role of Iron Man in the DC Universe.
DC finds the perfect candidate to have its own Iron Man
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The editorial DC Comics has rescued a forgotten hero from the 1990s by making his own version of Tony Stark. This character is known as John Henry Irons and has assumed the role of Steel for many years. In the first part of the comic Steel: Engineer of TomorrowDr. John Henry Irons, inspired by the same Supermantry to set a new goal for your company SteelWorks. This is one committed to building a better future for all. This new address John Henry Irons really makes it DC’s answer to Iron Man.
An unsung hero of the ’90s returns to take on the role of Iron Man in the DC Universe.
At the moment, John Henry Irons heads to give a press conference, but the villainous robot Amalgam It presents itself as a threat so that it cannot fulfill its mission. Steel is able to finish off the villain very quickly, and during the fight he recoils, reflecting on his history with Superman: how the Man of Steel saved his life, inspiring him to take up the legacy of Steel.
Irons arrives at the conference as Steel, go through the roof and land like a real superhero. Facing the consequences of his decision, Steel he takes off his suit and publicly reveal your identity to the world. He explains that his path as a superhero has been marked by Superman and that his company, SteelWorkswill reflect those values in building what it has called the City of Tomorrow. John Henry Irons He ends by saying that many corporations have made such promises, but he will be different and that citizens can trust him.
John Henry Ironsalso know as Steelwas one of the four superheroes who came to metropolis after the death of Iron Man at the hands of Doomsday. A world-class engineer, Irons went into hiding when his designs began to be used to build weapons. Taking a construction job, Irons’ foot slipped while he was building a skyscraper and Superman saved his life. when the Iron Man died a few weeks later IronsUsing his engineering skills, built armor similar to Iron Man and sought to continue Superman’s work. Irons took the name of Steelbecoming one of the closest allies of Superman. Now, Irons is ready to embark on a new journeyone that will lead you to discover the limits of technology, making it the Iron Man of DC.
So much Iron Man as Steel they’re armored heroes, but the similarities run much deeper than that. Both began their careers designing weapons, and both eventually they realized the error they had made in their ways. Irons did not stem from wealth and privilege like Stark, and therefore had to go underground when he found out what his designs were being used for. However, just like Iron Manthe heroic career of Steel it has largely been a response to the bloodshed and pain he was responsible for earlier in his life. So much Iron Man as Steel they were content with their lives until a tragedy caused them to reassess what they had become.
Now, Steel looks more like Tony Stark than ever. The press conference that gives at the end of the story recalls the end of the first film starring Iron Manwhen Tony Stark reveals his identity to the world. John Henry Irons he does the same, stripping off his armor and showing the world the man under the mask. Steel has gone from a beloved but underused icon of the 1990s to the version of DC of own Tony Stark. This may be the best evolution for the character and that puts him at the forefront of the modern DC Universe once again.
The comic Action Comics #1054 is already available.
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