Sunday, November 3, 2013

Steel Yourself, Here Comes...

"Steel Yourself, Here Comes..." from Steel, The Indestructible Man #1 (DC, 1978) by Gerry Conway, Don Heck and Joe Giella
Creating a fake Golden Age character in 1978 may not have been a very good idea. Five issues later, that idea was dead. Or was it? Roy Thomas still used the character in All-Star Squadron, Justice League Detroit continued his legacy (yes, I know I'm not helping his case with THAT reference), and more recently he's been resurrected as Citizen Steel. Maybe it's because his costume DOES look like it could have been designed in the Golden Age. It's just classic enough to make writers and artists want to bring him back in some form, I guess.

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  1. I was just thinking this morning that Don Heck's costume designs don't get enough attention. This is easily one of his best, an enduring look that is at once of another time and slickly modern.

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