In many ways, the ascendance of Iron Man into public consciousness has been amazing, letting the general populace on the comic nerd’s secrets.  On the other, it’s led to annoyance for me, as every armored, robotic or metal-clad hero is now called a “rip-off” by braying innernet jerks.  With Stark’s popularity at an all-time high, other metal HEROES are getting eclipsed, leading to today’s alloyed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds Faithful Spoilerites that there are no Wrong Answers, just weird ones, asking: Which metal hero (who is not Tony Stark) is the coolest of all? 

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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9 Comments

  1. April 22, 2016 at 11:49 am — Reply

    Space Sheriff Gavan, the first of Toei’s “Metal Heroes” franchise and ally of various Super Sentai and Kamen Riders (including a Gokaiger team up movie, “Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie”).

  2. April 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    I have always been a fan of Madison Jefferies as Box from Alpha Flight. Infinitely transformable robot body is killer.

    • Daniel Langsdale
      April 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm — Reply

      I second Madison Jeffries, but I’m not a particular fan of the spaced-out mecha-sexual joke that they turned him into a few years back (around the time of X-Club.)

    • April 22, 2016 at 4:38 pm — Reply

      I agree!
      Does Warlock from The New Mutants count?

  3. April 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    Rosey the Robot from the Jetsons.

  4. Kirby
    April 22, 2016 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    Not so much hero as heroes, but Doc Magnus’ Metal Men are some of the best around. You can’t beat these guys, cause they will always come back.

  5. April 23, 2016 at 3:44 am — Reply

    Commander/Captain/Citizen Steel of JSA. I’ve always liked that costume and character idea.

  6. bob
    April 23, 2016 at 6:40 am — Reply

    Ferro Lad!Died saving earth from a sun eater and stayed dead even past Crisis.It was only after Zero Hour he came back when time was reset.

  7. April 23, 2016 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Vindicator.

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