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Steel the Indestructible Man (1978) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Steel the Indestructible Man (1978) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.55) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497181003
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.32) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2007026011

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Al Milgrom. "From Hell Is Forged... a Hero!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella; First appearance of the original Steel, grandfather of the second Steel and Citizen Steel; Origin story of Steel in 1939 before America enters into war during World War II (WWII); As a civilian Hank goes to Germany and sees a Jewish man receive a beating and fears that the old man was later killed after he left; When he arrives back to the States, he finds that Germany has invaded Poland and he leaves Princeton to join the United States Marines; His girlfriend Gloria Giles (intro) is against his decision and leaves him for that decision, but it is soon after entering the war that that he is blown up trying to stop some saboteurs; This is when Gloria decides to come back and Steel is rebuilt to comeback from his injuries; This turns him into a super-powered being; vs. Baron Death (intro). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Steel the Indestructible Man (1978) 2

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Al Milgrom. The Monster Who Mined Miracles, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Vince Colletta; In the Autumn of 1939, Hank Heywood reconciles with his girlfriend, Gloria Giles; Giles wants to hear no more talk of the war in Europe; A war Giles hopes America never enters; Heywood, however, believes America has a responsibility to intervene; As Steel, the Indestructible Man, Hank begins breaking up spy rings; The Mineral Master (intro) commandeers the airwaves at a well-known radio station and demands that America stay out of the war in Europe; A battle with Steel ensues. An article explaining the origins of this series. Bio of Cary Burkett. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #3
    Steel the Indestructible Man (1978) 3

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Al Milgrom. "When Hammer Meets Steel," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella; Steel, the Indestructible Man, overlooks a meeting between Edward Runyon, publisher of the New York Star, and Chicago mobsters; He fires a flare gun to get the mobsters attention, before attacking them; On the verge of defeat, the mobsters call out to their boss, Sledgehammer (intro, origin), for assistance. "A Night without Heroes," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Bruce Patterson; Steel, the Indestructible Man, questions the morality of mankind; In anger, he lashes out; After cleaning up, Steel resumes his civilian identity, that of Private Hank Heywood, of the United States Marine Corps; The Gadgeteer (intro) prepares to plunder the Plaza; He robs the Plaza, subduing the patrons with an ultra-sonic weapon. Hostess snack cakes ad, Aquaman and the "Imperiled Sub." Letters page explains that Todd Klein created, designed and executed the "Steel Filings" logo. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #4
    Steel the Indestructible Man (1978) 4
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497413036

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Al Milgrom. "Greed-Games of the Gadgeteer!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella; Heywood fears that Gilbert's heart attack was caused by his possible realization that Heywood is also Steel, the Indestructible Man; Despite Heywood's ideological differences with Gilbert, Heywood is more convinced than ever that the United States of America must enter World War II; Kathy Kulhammer chastises Edward Runyon, publisher of the New York Star, for failing to take action during a robbery; Steel pleads with Runyan to use the New York Star to convince Americans to enter the war effort against Germany; The Gadgeteer transforms a common street lamp into a high-powered laser; The laser rapidly heats up an armored car, causing the guards to flee for their lives. "Manhunt!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Bruce Patterson; The police surround Steel, the Indestructible Man, believing that he's responsible for an armored car robbery; Steel goes after the real culprit, the Gadgeteer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Steel the Indestructible Man (1978) 5

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Al Milgrom. "A Scream in the Night!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Weak from injuries, Steel, the Indestructible Man tackles a monstrous creature called the Swamp Monster (intro, origin); He beats the shambling horror away from Doctor Olivia Brown; Barely conscious, Steel keeps the doctors from removing his cowl and revealing his secret identity; Steel follows the creature's tracks to Hawk House, an enormous mansion left to ruin; The caretaker allows Steel entry, but bars him from meeting with the master of the house, Andrew Hawk; As Steel makes his way through the shadowy corridors, he is nearly slain by an enormous guillotine blade that drops from the ceiling; Next hes targeted by heavy machine gun fire from turrets that emerge from the very walls. Final issue. In 1978, this series was abruptly canceled in a company-wide decision on cancellations which has become known as the DC Implosion. The cancelled material was later reworked into All Star Squadron #8-9. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.