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Steel Armor
Steelarmor

Real Name

Unknown

First Appearance

Weird Tales of the Future #3 (Sept 1952)

Original Publisher

Key Publications

Created by

Tony Mortellaro

Origin

In the year 1995, Professor Cowles works in an old desert castle laboratory to create his "Life Generator Fluid". He is successful, and informs his assistant, Carson, of his success. Carson asks if the fluid has been tested and is answered with, "I've turned ordinary dirt into living matter!"

Carson asks Professor Cowles if the living matter will have brains and if it will be good or evil. Professor Cowles replies, "No one can say," and orders Carson to burn the live cells. Cowles plans to keep the fluid in a safe.

Lightning knocks out the electricity in the castle. Carson goes to the generator to fix it, when Cowles accidentally spills the Life Generator Fluid on an empty suit of armor.

Several minutes later, Steel Armor comes to life and attempts to kill Professor Cowles and Carson. Carson bravely takes up a sword and strikes Steel Armor, but the sword is smashed against the impenetrable metal. Carson avoids Steel Armor, the animated being nearly crashing through a stone wall with its prodigious strength. Cowles notes, "It doesn't seem to have intelligence, just the urge to kill!"

The slow-moving Steel Armor continues its rampage. Cowles and Carson go to retrieve the "new decomposing acid". As they are searching for the acid, Steel Armor smashes the heavy wooden door and attacks Professor Cowles. Carson finds the acid, but the professor tells Carson to not throw the bottle as it will burn Cowles alive. Carson splashes the acid on Steel Armor, which starts to burn the creature's shell. The creature moves away from the professor, allowing Carson to throw the entire bottle at it.

The armor gets red-hot and starts to melt. When the armor is melted away, a human skeleton is revealed, displaying that a human inhabited the armor. Professor Cowles says, "Carson! What have we done? What have we done?"

Powers and Abilities

Steel Armor possesses significant physical strength. Nearly crashing through a stone wall, smashing a heavy wooden door, and bending a metal axe head are displays of its strength. It is also resistant to blunt force and slicing, cutting, or stabbing attacks with a sword.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Weird Tales of the Future #3

See Also

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