Thursday, April 12, 2007

Metal Facts and Fancies


Last week's talk of a possible METAL MEN movie got me re-reading some MM issues in what passes for my spare time lately (around 4 AM usually). All of the early Kanigher-Andru-Esposito issues were a lot of fun with Doc fending off Platinum's ("Tina's") advances and all sorts of unlikely robot villains. The heroes even KNEW they were in a comic book, constantly talking directly to the readers at at least one point nearly every issue. One of my favorite features in these early days was the one page educational pieces illustrating the properties of various metals. Here, for example, is one.

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