Monday, December 18, 2006

Another Favorite Returns: The Metal Men!

I'm glad to see a comeback for the Metal Men is in the works. The loveable bickering 'bots have pretty much completely disappeared from the DC Universe since the ill-advised '90s mini series that retconned their origin to explain that their human personalities were based on actual people, among them Doc Magnus' fiancee and brother, who had been critically injured in an accident and had their intellects and personalities (somehow) tranferred into blank robot shells. That development was apparently wiped out by the famous "Superboy retcon punch" in Infinite Crisis, and thank God for that. I actually don't mind the new looks for the robots. they look more robotic, and cartoonier, but that's not at all a bad thing. They could be bristling with guns and blades, so thankfully, someone "gets" the Metal Men's appeal. I also see that among Gold, Platinum, Mercury, Tin, Lead, and Iron, we now have Copper. From this sample page, she looks like she's filling the "tactical genius" role, so we'll see what she brings to the mix.

2 comments:

Spencer Carnage said...

This is going to be one of those DC things that I simply don't get, isn't it.

Brian Hughes said...

Yeah, the MM are kind of an acquired taste...