Metal Men #45
(April-May 1976)

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Volume
13
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1976-01-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Gerry Conway (editor); Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #126.


The Mad Menace of the Plutonium Man (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
C-178
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Plutonium Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

colors and letters credits from Carl Gafford via the GCD Error List

Twinkieless Gotham City (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Evil Is in the Eye of the Beholder (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Colors
Walt Simonson
Letters
Walt Simonson

Job Number
C-133
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Dr. Will Magnus; Isobel Sullivan (first appearance); General Caspar (first appearance); Dr. Rosen; Mr. Whittier; Plutonium Man (first appearance)
Synopsis
Doc Magnus is receiving therapy in a government-operated mental facility after being brainwashed by the dictator of Karnia. Commissioned by the United States to build a robot capable of generating its own energy, he creates the giant Plutonium Man that is programmed with his own thoughts of, unfortunately, trample, raze, annihilate, and hatred of the Metal Men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit from Carl Gafford via the GCD Error List.

Return of "original" Metal Men. Interim events discussed in letter column.

Justice for All Includes Children, 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Airmail Alloys / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Ross Andru; Walt Simonson ? (illustration)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Walt Simonson ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-179

Indexer Notes

Background on the Metal Men.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mad Menace of the Plutonium Man
    Metal Men
  2. 1. Twinkieless Gotham City
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Evil Is in the Eye of the Beholder
    Metal Men
  4. 3. Justice for All Includes Children, 2
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Airmail Alloys
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