METAL MEN (1963) #27 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Metal Men #27
"The Startling Origin of the Metal Men!" is written by Robert Kanigher with art by Ross Andru. Mostly a reprint of Showcase #37, the Metal Men's first appearance, this issue is book-ended by a short run-in with an unnamed Asian menace straight out of a B-movie. While performing at a children's charity event, the Metal Men are taken by surprise by a laser-sword-wielding madman claiming to be the descendant of Genghis Khan. His assault is an attempt to prove to his masters back in Red China that he's capable of leading an all-out attack on the U.S.A. by taking out the amazing robots first.

The Metal Men are so taken off-guard that they are all beheaded with a single swing of the villain's sword. The crazed warrior then turns his sights on Doc Magnus, the Metal Men's creator. While the Metal Men try to calm the frightened children and recover, Platinum relates their first adventure, a high-flying battle with a giant radioactive manta ray. Then, regaining their heads (more or less) the mixed up Metal Men try to turn the tables on their attacker and Tin's "Nameless" girlfriend emerges as the unlikely heroine of the day!

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Title: The Startling Origin of the Metal Men

Featuring: Metal Men

Credits: Bob Kanigher (Script), Ross Andru (Pencils), Mike Esposito (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: METAL MEN (1963)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
27 11.50 21.25 43.00 79.00 (138.00) (226.00)

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