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Ask Chris #184: A Brief History Of The Metal Men

Ask Chris art by Erica Henderson

Q: Let's say I know nothing about the Metal Men except some of their names. Should I care about those guys? -- @_lexifab

A: On the off chance that you're wondering why this is the week that people are asking about a relatively obscure team of disposable superhero robots now, I'm going to go ahead and guess that it has something to do with their return in the pages of the brand-new Justice League #28. That's a book that I approached with a whole lot of cautious optimism, because I've been a fan of those characters ever since I was a kid. One of the very first comics I ever read was that John Byrne issue where Chemo absorbed Superman and became a giant lime green Superman that shot toxic waste out of his eyes and straight up killed one of the heroes. When you see that at five years old, that's the imagery that's going to stick with you.

So yeah, I'd say you should definitely care about the Metal Men, even beyond just my childhood affection for 'em. Not only are they one of the most perfect concepts in superhero comics, but they're also one of the most interesting, on the page and behind the scenes.

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Preview Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer’s Metal Men Animation For DC Nation [Video]

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This Saturday's DC Nation block on Cartoon Network sees the first in a series of Metal Men animated shorts devised by cartoonists and animation veterans Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer. I confess the allure of Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru's intelligent robots whose personalities reflect the properties of their desig

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Will ‘Men in Black’ Director Barry Sonnenfeld Make A ‘Metal Men’ Movie?

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As if Men In Black and his collaboration with Grant Morrison on Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens wasn't enough to demonstrate movie director Barry Sonnenfeld's comic credibility, perhaps this newly announced project will seal the deal. According to reports, Sonnenfeld plans to bring DC

DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio Will Pen a Monthly Comic By Year’s End

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Following his stint on "Metal Men" in "Wednesday Comics," DC Comics' Senior Vice President - Executive Editor Dan DiDio says he'll have his name on a regular title in the coming months.

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It!: Locas, Spider-Man, Irredeemable, Love and Capes, Doom Patrol

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Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk joins ComicsAlliance for a rundown of the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

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