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Facts about Book

First appearance of the original Steel, grandfather of the second Steel and Citizen Steel.

The Comic Summary

The book is an origin story of Steel in 1939 before America goes to war in World War II (WWII). As a civilian Hank goes to German and sees a Jewish man get a beaten and fears that the old man was later killed after he left.

When he got back to the states he finds that Germany has invaded Poland and leave Princeton to join the United States Marines. His girlfriend Gloria Giles is against his decision and leaves him for it but it is soon after that that he is blown up trying to stop some saboteurs.

This is when Gloria comes back and he is rebuilt to comeback from his injuries as well. this turns him into a super-powered being but because of the injury he will have to stay stateside at a desk job. This does not set well so he makes his costume and becomes the Superhero Steel. As steel he fight several Saboteurs for moths tring to find the head man Baron Death.

Note: This issue contains the Hostess Superhero Ad, Batman and Sable Lady.

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This comic is the first appearance and origin of the DC hero Steel.  Now known as Commander Steel.  The whole story takes place in 1939 and it seems disjointed somehow.  The Book was written in 1978 and I'm reading it in 2010 so maybe you can get an idea of what I mean.  Things just don't seem to fit.  Steel's super-abilities seem odd as well.  He has all these powers that helped him but he doesn't use this knowledge to help others.  he just keeps it a secret.  The science they are claim coul...

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