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Superman/Steel: John Henry IronsBack in 1992, DC Comics "killed" Superman, and it made national headlines. Within four months of course, Superman was back…well, sort of. Four different characters laid claim to the name and legacy of Kal-El, and one of them was African American steel worker John Henry Irons. Irons crafted an Iron Man like suit of armor with a big S Shield on it and declared himself the new Man of Steel.
It was only a few months before the real Superman returned from the grave of course, but John Henry Irons stuck around and changed his name to Steel.
He has since become a mainstay of the DC Universe, and a member of the Justice League in good standing. The character was popular enough that he even got a movie starring Shaquille O’Neal back in 1997, but let’s not hold that travesty against him.l< << PREV 1 of 12 NEXT >>
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