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Dynamite Kid

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Daveym

Subj: I like Citizen Steel!
Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 10:41:47 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Question about Citizen Steel [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 03:54:55 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)

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> In the latest issue of JSA, Gog, who had knocked out KC Superman earlier, was totally unable to affect Citizen Steel, not even move him. That made Citizen Steel look like the Juggernaut. I’m not too familiar with previous incarnations of the character, but was he always like this, i.e., practically invulnerable?

No, The previous All Star Squadron & JLA versions were more like wolverine - their skeletons had been strengthened by inserting steel plating & supports and they wore chainmail in their costumes IIRC, but they were still flesh and Blood.
The Original Commander Steel was killed by Eclipso in the 90s who inflicted catastrophic tissue damage while His son who had served in the 80s JLA was also killed by having catastrophic tissue damage inflicted....

This new 'Citizen Steel is apparently a metahuman, and from the same lineage as his namesakes. He'd lost his leg in a sporting accident when he and his family were targeted by Vandal Savage's Nazi squad in the first few issues of the new JSA. He was injured, unintentionally infected with a mysterious metallic agent from one of the Nazi crew and taken into JSA care whereon his skeleton (and flesh tissue?) has transformed into some form of solidified steel, even regenerating his missing leg(!)

He now has massive density (He shatters most surfaces he walks on!) and is struggling to adjust his bodys motor controls to compensate for his transformation....


"LOL ...LMAO...*wink*... Guffaw... *sigh*..." Bwah ha ha...? \:\-\( (etc etc...)

...Oh, Did i say lol BTW? *rhe*


> > In the latest issue of JSA, Gog, who had knocked out KC Superman earlier, was totally unable to affect Citizen Steel, not even move him. That made Citizen Steel look like the Juggernaut. I’m not too familiar with previous incarnations of the character, but was he always like this, i.e., practically invulnerable?
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> No, The previous All Star Squadron & JLA versions were more like wolverine - their skeletons had been strengthened by inserting steel plating & supports and they wore chainmail in their costumes IIRC, but they were still flesh and Blood.
> The Original Commander Steel was killed by Eclipso in the 90s who inflicted catastrophic tissue damage while His son who had served in the 80s JLA was also killed by having catastrophic tissue damage inflicted....
>
> This new 'Citizen Steel is apparently a metahuman, and from the same lineage as his namesakes. He'd lost his leg in a sporting accident when he and his family were targeted by Vandal Savage's Nazi squad in the first few issues of the new JSA. He was injured, unintentionally infected with a mysterious metallic agent from one of the Nazi crew and taken into JSA care whereon his skeleton (and flesh tissue?) has transformed into some form of solidified steel, even regenerating his missing leg(!)
>
> He now has massive density (He shatters most surfaces he walks on!) and is struggling to adjust his bodys motor controls to compensate for his transformation....

Of course, I was a big fan of his grandfather, the orginal Commander Steel (loved the name). One of the very few characters (Cap excluded of course) who didn't look downright silly in a costume inspired by Old Glory. The Patriot, anyone? I though it was a shame when Commander Steel was turned into a disturbed old man in JLA during the original crisis. I even kind of liked JLA Detriot's Steel, kind of Earth 1's original legacy hero. He died a pointless death at the hands of Professor Ivo's androids. I think this Citizen Steel not only looks great but has tremendous potential because he was just a normal guy who got a bum deal in life, losing his leg and let everything spiral out of control with painkillers. I think he and Rick Tyler have a lot in common.


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