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DC Day Series: The Metal Men’s Bios

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, the Metal Men are born.
 

DC DAY SERIES

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, the Metal Men are born. Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

GOLD

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Gold is the first one to come online. Photo/DC Comics

 

Gold is the self-proclaimed leader of the Metal Men. He is the one that proclaims the team as the Metal Men per Dr. Magnus’ programming and the one who follows his programming the closest. He is also the smartest and displays the properties of gold in his personality which is to be bright and valuable. He showcases the most knowledge about science. Gold is attractive in appearance and is the most well functioning.

TIN

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Tin comes online second.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Tin comes online second. Photo/DC Comics

 

Tin comes online second. Tin’s personality is bashful and lacking in confidence. Tin is also the smallest in stature and the one that has the least attractive appearance. Tin has problems with his “vocal programming.”1 He claims to not know what his super powers are.

LEAD

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Lead comes online third.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Lead comes online third. Photo/DC Comics

Lead comes online third. Lead is the most physically imposing of the Metal Men. He states his mind is slow and he speaks in few short words. Lead’s slow adaptation can be attributed to the metal being among the heaviest metals. Lead states to not be able to alter his shape due to his slowness. His slow-wittedness makes him love a soda machine. Still, Lead exhibits feelings of love and is the first one to make a shape (due to the metal’s malleability) to protect Dr. Magnus and the Metal Men from Secretary Of Defense Joseph Devol’s explosion of Dr. Magnus lab entrance.

IRON

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Iron is the fourth to come online.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Iron is the fourth to come online. Photo/DC Comics

Iron is the fourth to come online. His first few words reveal he is all about action and combat. Iron wants to fight and to protect people. Iron picks on Lead and seems to have camaraderie with him. Iron flexes his muscles and asks to watch a WCW match revealing that he can tap into broadcast networks.

PLATINUM

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Platinum is the fifth to come online.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Platinum is the fifth to come online. Photo/Marvel Comics

Platinum is the fifth to come online. She is the only female member of the group. She clashes with Gold over assuming leadership of the Metal Men. Platinum seems to experience feelings and Dr. Magnus seems to like her. Platinum appears to be the most human of the Metal Men and the one that knows Dr. Magnus as a person. Platinum is attractive in appearance.

MERCURY

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Mercury is the last one to come online.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Mercury is the last one to come online. Photo/DC Comics

Mercury is the last to come online. Mercury has the meanest personality of all the Metal Men. At first, Mercury thinks Dr. Magnus has a responsometer and notices that he speaks slowly. When Dr. Magnus tells him he is their inventor, later Mercury is the first one to identify Dr. Magnus as a human. Mercury wants a robot revolution and does not want to follow orders from Dr. Magnus.

NEXT: THE METAL MEN’S FIRST MISSION. OCTOBER 5TH.

PREVIOUS: THE METAL MEN, THE FIRST A.I. ON PRIME EARTH. AUGUST 3RD.


LINKS

Justice League Vol 2 28 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #28.
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DC Day Series: The Metal Men, The First A.I. On Prime Earth

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, the Metal Men are born.
 

DC DAY SERIES

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Dr. William Magnus tells Cyborg of the creation of the Metal Men, the First A.I. on Prime Earth.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Dr. William Magnus tells Cyborg of the creation of the Metal Men, the First A.I. on Prime Earth. Photo/DC Comics

IN NEW 52

A U.S. ARMY PROJECT

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, Secretary of Defense Joseph Devol and General Scaletti knock at the door of Dr. William Magnus' lab working on the Metal Men U.S. army project.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, Secretary of Defense Joseph Devol and General Scaletti knock at the door of Dr. William Magnus’ lab working on the Metal Men U.S. army project. Photo/DC Comics

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, we are introduced to the creation of the Metal Men. In an effort to combat the events of the ‘Forever Evil’ storyline, Cyborg recruits Dr. William Magnus at the United States Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland.

As Secretary of Defense Joseph Devol reveals, the Metal Men was a 600 million dollar U.S. army project. Dr. William Magnus graduated at the top of his class from Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. Six months ago, Dr. Magnus was recruited in order to develop the first A.I. capable of doing search and rescue missions too dangerous for human beings.

THE FIRST A.I.

Dr. Magnus explained to Cyborg that Grid which has taken over all the communication systems on Earth, was not the first A.I.. The Metal Men were.

Dr. Magnus invented what is called a responsometer, which he claimed was “the most advanced thinking device”. Each responsometer was placed in a vat of different molten metal. What happened next, was genius!

In 'Justice League' (2014) #24, Dr. William Magnus creates the Metal Men by placing their responsometers in a vat of a different molten metal.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #24, Dr. William Magnus creates the Metal Men by placing their responsometers in a vat of a different molten metal. Photo/DC Comics
In 'Justice League' (2018) #24, Dr. William Magnus creates the Metal Men.
In ‘Justice League’ (2018) #24, Dr. William Magnus creates the Metal Men. Photo/DC Comics

The Metal Men formed altering their appearances each to a humanoid form. Each Metal Man developed a different personality and appearance matching the properties of the metal they were created from.

Against Dr. Magnus’ predictions, the Metal Men developed at a pace more rapid than expected. They developed a sense of self, recognizing themselves and recognizing Dr. Magnus as a human. Also, they developed their own wills and did not initially follow Dr. Magnus’s commands.

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, the Metal Men are born.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, the Metal Men are born. Photo/DC Comics

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THE METAL MEN ESCAPE

In 'Justice League' (2014) #28, the Metal Men escape the United States Army Research Laboratory.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #28, the Metal Men escape the United States Army Research Laboratory. Photo/DC Comics

Secretary of Defense Devol blows up the entrance to Dr. Magnus’ lab. He finds out from Dr. Magnus that the Metal Men have been created though with some problems that need correction.

Secretary of Defense Devol reveals that despite the problems, he plans to use the Metal Men as weapons of “assassinations.” Their mission is to assassinate a target involved with the Sons of Adam.

The Metal Men who were designed for dangerous search and rescue missions, do not agree to the mission. They escape the United States Army Research Laboratory.

NEXT: THE METAL MEN’S BIOS. SEPTEMBER 7TH


LINKS

Justice League Vol 2 28 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Justice League #28.