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 Metal Men

NOTE: Most of this index is adapted from a previous one written by Murray Ward.

Showcase No. 37
March-April 1964
Cover: Metal Men vs. radioactive "manta-ray" //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Flaming Doom" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); a band of robots; first appearance for all; origin)
Supporting Characters: Dr. William (Will) Magnus (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55; full first name revealed in METAL MEN #47), Col. Henry Caspar (first appearance; last name spelled "Casper" in this story)
Intro: Amos J. Talbot, Al, Skipper (only appearance for all)
Villain: A manta ray-like radioactive creature (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Dr. Will Magnus, a noted scientist, creates a platinum robot named Tina who displays human emotions and a body she can elongate and shape at will.  Then, when a giant, flying, radioactive manta-ray creature endangers the Earth, he creates male robots from Iron, Tin, Gold, Mercury, and Lead, and sends them all against the monster as the Metal Men.

Showcase No. 38
May-June 1962
Cover: Von Vroon's robot vs. Lead, Gold, Iron, Tina, Mercury, Tin, and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Nightmare Menace" (26 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); all recreated in this story)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Col. Caspar
Cameo appearance: The manta-ray creature (in flashback)
Intro: Metal Men duplicates (destroyed in this story), a little girl and her parents (only appearance for all)
Villains: Von Vroon, his superior, and his giant robot (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: At the behest of the American military, Doc Magnus creates a new band of Metal Men, without the personalities of the originals.  But a Russian agent uses a giant robot to destroy them, and Doc is forced to recreate the original Metal Men with their humanlike personalities intact to battle the menace.

Showcase No. 39
July-August 1962
Cover: Prof. Norton's giant hand vs. Doc Magnus, Tina, Gold, Tin, Mercury, Iron, and Lead //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Deathless Doom" (26 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Col. Caspar
Intro: Prof. Ramsey Norton (dies in this story)
Villain: Chemo (first appearance)
Comment: Even though the last page of the story states that this is the last trial issue of the Metal Men, they appear in the next issue of SHOWCASE.
Synopsis: The Metal Men and Doc Magnus learn from a dying scientist, converted into a giant, that a humanlike container of chemicals which he called "Chemo" has come to life and is menacing the world.

Showcase No. 40
September-October 1962
Cover: Doc Magnus as a radioactive giant, Tina, Mercury, Iron, Tin, Gold, and Lead //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Day The Metal Men Melted" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); all next appear in METAL MEN #1)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus (next appears in METAL MEN #1), Col. Caspar (next appears in METAL MEN #2)
Villain: Chemo (next appears in METAL MEN #14)
Synopsis: A chemical blast from Chemo turns Doc Magnus into a radioactive metal giant, and Doc and Tina are forced to leave the Earth.

Metal Men No. 1
April-May 1963
Cover: Missle Men vs. Mercury, Iron, Lead, Gold, Tina, Doc Magnus, and Tin //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: "Rain of the Missle Men" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); last appearance for all in SHOWCASE #40)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (last appearance in SHOWCASE #40)
Intro: Crew of Space Guard 380 (aliens; only appearance)
Villains: The Missle Men (Robot Z-1 (first appearance; next appears in issue #54) and his duplicates (first appearance; next appear in issue #12))
Synopsis: A renegade alien robot creates innumerable duplicates of himself and, seeking a queen, decides to take Tina with the help of his "Missle Men".

Metal Men No. 2
June-July 1963
Cover: Metal Men vs. Sodium, Doc Magnus robot, Calcium, Aluminum, Zirconium, Plutonium, and Barium //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Robots of Terror" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Col. Caspar (last appearance in SHOWCASE #40; next appears in issue #45)
Intro: Jane (Col. Caspar's niece), Marsha (only appearance for both)
Villains: A robot Doc Magnus, the second Metal Men (Barium, Aluminum, Calcium, Zirconium, Sodium, and Plutonium; first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Stung by Doc Magnus's rejection of her as a girlfriend, Tina creates a robot duplicate of Doc, who turns out to be ruthless and creates a new Metal Men team to take the place of the old.

Metal Men No. 3
August-September 1963
Cover: Platinum II vs. Gold, Lead, Doc Magnus, Iron, Mercury, and Tin //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Moon's Invisible Army" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Villains: Platinum II (first appearance; destroyed in this story), a giant amoeba creature (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After an attempt to create a "corrected" version of Tina proves a tragic mistake, Doc Magnus and the Metal Men go to the moon to reclaim the real Tina's remains for recreation, but bring back dangerous microorganisms with them which grow to giant size in Earth's environiment.

Metal Men No. 4
October-November 1963
Cover: Giant Tin scooping up Gold, Lead, Tina, Doc Magnus, and Mercury with "steam-shovel" in game //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Bracelet of Doomed Heroes" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Villains: The Robot Amazons and their Queen (first appearance for all), the giant amoeba-creature (dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Tin, who has been stranded in space while containing the alien organism, is recovered by a tin Robot Amazon to serve as her king, and the Metal Men must try and win him back.

Metal Men No. 5
December 1963 / January 1964
Cover: Robot Amazon Queen vs. Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Tina, and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Menace of the Mammoth Robots" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: Male robot subjects of the Robot Amazons (only appearance)
Villains: The Robot Amazons and their Queen (all destroyed in this issue)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Stuck at giant size and chained together in a bracelet, the Metal Men and Doc Magnus try to elude the pursuing Robot Amazons.

Metal Men No. 6
February-March 1964
Cover: Metal Men vs. Doc Magnus and the Gas Gang //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Day Doc Turned Robot" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (temporarily turned into a robot in this story)
Cameo appearances: The Robot Amazons, their queen, and their male subjects (in flashback)
Villains: The Gas Gang (Oxygen, Helium, Chloroform, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide; first appearance for all; next appear in issue #10), a comet creature (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: The Gas Gang was introduced in a "Metal Facts and Fancies" 1-page feature in last issue.
Synopsis: Once back on Earth with the Metal Men, Doc Magnus turns into an evil robot and creates robots made of gases to battle his earlier creations.

Metal Men No. 7
April-May 1964
Cover: Metal Men, transformed into a gun, pointed at Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Living Gun" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55)
Intro: Ava Woods (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Gas Gang (in flashback)
Villain: The Solar-Brain (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Metal Men team up with the Atom to fight Uranium and Silver in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55.
Synopsis: A solar prominence is turned into a living being by cosmic accidents and menaces the world.  But when the Metal Men try to oppose it, they are turned into a gun and pointed at Doc Magnus.

Metal Men No. 8
June-July 1964
Cover: Metal Men and Timmy on alien rollercoaster //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Playground of Terror" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55)
Intro: Timmy and his mother
Villains: Robot rides at an alien amusement park (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men befriend a blind boy and take him on what is intended to be a short space ride, but which ends up being a voyage to a planet inhabited by malevolent robot amusement park rides.

Metal Men No. 9
August-September 1964
Cover: Robot juggernaut vs. Metal Men and Timmy //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Robot Juggernaut" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Other Character: Timmy (mistakenly called Billy in this story; regains his sight; last appearance)
Villains: The robot amusment park rides (last appearance), robot juggernauts (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men are blinded and, with Timmy's help, must find a way to defeat a group of giant robots that want to sacrifice them.

Metal Men No. 10
October-November 1964
Cover: Mercury, Lead, Gold, Iron, and Tina boiling out of vat as Doc Magnus and Tin look on //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Revolt of the Gas Gang" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Cameo appearances: Timmy, robot juggernauts, Chemo, Missle Men, Robot Amazon Queen, Solar-Brain, second Metal Men team
Intro: "Honey" (Doc's girlfriend; only appearance)
Villains: The Gas Gang (last appearance in issue #6; next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187)
Synopsis: The Metal Men (except for Tin) have been fused into an alloy-robot which turns evil when Doc tries to separate them, so he recreates the Gas Gang to defeat them.

Metal Men No. 11
December 1964 / January 1965
Cover: Metal Men and Doc Magnus vs. Floating Fury //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Floating Furies" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
GA: King Neptune
Villains: Queen of the Floating Furies, a Floating Fury (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story; a Floating Fury next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187)
Synopsis: While the Metal Men are on a sailing trip, they are spotted by a creature who has the form of a floating mine, who desires Gold for a mate.

Metal Men No. 12
February-March 1965
Cover: Missle Men vs. Metal Men and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Shake the Stars" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: The Beatles (of Earth-1; John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr)
Villains: The Missle Men (between issues #1 / 54), a second Metal Men team (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The Missle Men make a second invasion attempt upon Earth by creating duplicates of the Metal Men, subservient to their will, and using them to attack the planet.

Metal Men No. 13
April-May 1965
Cover: Skyscraper Robot vs. Metal Men and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Raid of the Skyscraper Robot" (26 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: Nameless (a female tin robot; called "Nameless" in issue #15)
Villains: Skyscraper Robots (first and only appearance; one destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Tin creates a robot girlfriend for himself and leaves Earth with her when she is rejected by Mercury.  But the two of them find a world inhabited by warlike cannibal robots, one of whom follows them to Earth.

Metal Men No. 14
June-July 1965
Cover: Chemo vs. decapitated Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Headless Robots" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Cameo appearance: Prof. Ramsey Norton (in flashback)
Villain: Chemo (last appearance in SHOWCASE #40; next appears in issue #25)
Synopsis: Chemo returns to attack the Metal Men again, with the latter at a disadvantage, having their heads put on each others' bodies.

Metal Men No. 15
August-September 1965
Cover: B.O.L.T.S. robot vs. Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Revenge of the Rebel Robot" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Villains: B.O.L.T.S. (first and only appearance) and their giant robot (first appearance; next appears in issue #20)
Synopsis: A robot terrorist organization called B.O.L.T.S. targets humanity for destruction, and sends a giant robot against Doc Magnus and the Metal Men.

Metal Men No. 16
October-November 1965
Cover: Metal Men handed over to buyer's hands as toys on a tray //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Robots For Sale" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: Cleo, the New York Association for Brain-Damaged Children
Cameo appearance: Hans Von Hammer (Enemy Ace), Captain Storm, Sgt. Rock, Jeb Stuart and the Haunted Tank, Johnny Cloud, Wonder Woman (as toys)
Intro: The Srelbmub (including Loof and Fpok-bmud; a race of wooden robots), Joe, a blind boy (only appearance for all)
Villains: Robot termites (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Metal Men answer an SOS from space that turns out to be from a race of wooden robots menaced by robot termites.

Metal Men No. 17
December 1965 / January 1966
Cover: Metal Men trapped in web as Doc Magnus gives wedding ring to Black Widow Spider robot //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "I Married a Robot" (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: Vilma (only appearance)
Villain: A Black Widow Spider robot, male spider robots (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While Tina is trying valiantly to conquer Doc's heart again, a horde of robot spiders invades Earth, and their queen hypnotizes Doc into agreeing to be her mate.

Metal Men No. 18
February-March 1966
Cover: Metal dinosaur vs. Metal Men and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Dinosaur Who Stayed For Dinner" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Villains: A robot inventor and a robot dinosaur (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Metal Men and Doc Magnus are held captive in the belly of a robot dinosaur and taken to another planet.

Metal Men No. 19
April-May 1966
Cover: Giant centaur vs. Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Man-Horse of Hades" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina) (all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66)
Intro: Gussie Taltch, a giant centaur (mistakenly portrayed as a robot on cover), a centaurette android, five Metal Women (only appearance for all), a nymph (in flashback; dies in this story)
GS: Zeus (in flashback)
GA: Aphrodite (in flashback)
Villains: Mulehead and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Zeus
Comment: Shortly after this story the Metal Men team up with Metamorpho to battle Dr. Kurt Borian in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66.
Synopsis: With the Metal Men linked as an alloy, they must face a giant centaur cursed by Zeus, who has come to Earth to make Tina his bride.

Metal Men No. 20
June-July 1966
Cover: B.O.L.T.S. robot vs. Metal Men (as fixtures on a birthday cake) and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Birthday Cake For a Cannibal Robot" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina) (last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66)
Cameo appearance: Batman, Robin (on TV show)
Villains: B.O.L.T.S. robot (last appearance in issue #15; destroyed in this story), Dr. Yes (Egg Fu's robot counterpart) and his assistants (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Doc Magnus tries to reassemble the B.O.L.T.S. robot to learn the identity of its creator, but doesn't reckon on said creator, Dr. Yes, being able to operate it by remote control.

Metal Men No. 21
August-September 1966
Cover: Ethylene vs. Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Metal Men Vs. the Plastic Perils" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Steve Trevor (between WONDER WOMAN #163 / 165)
GS: Flash (between THE FLASH #163 / 164), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in BATMAN #183; both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #354), Wonder Woman (last chronological appearance in TEEN TITANS #22 (flashback); next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45)
Villains: Paula Von Gunta (between WONDER WOMAN #163 / 168) and her gang, Prof. Bravo, assorted crooks (first and only appearance for all), the Plastic Perils (Ethylene, Styrene, Silicone, Methacrylate, Polyethylene; first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: After getting scooped on catching human crooks by human super-heroes, the Metal Men encounter a criminal inventor and his team of androids, the Plastic Perils.

Metal Men No. 22
October-November 1966
Cover: Sizzler turning Metal Men into humans //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Attack of the Sizzler" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: Al, Ernie (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Sizzler, Prof. Snakelocks (first appearance for both) and his cohorts (first and only appearance) and robots (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A Communist scientist unleashes the Sizzler on the Metal Men, turning them into humans, and on Doc Magnus, turning him into a robot.

Metal Men No. 23
December 1966 / January 1967
Cover: Iron, Gold, Mercury, Lead, Tin, and Nameless watching Doc Magnus operate on Tina //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Rage of the Lizard" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Villains: Prof. Snakelocks and his robots (last appearance for all), the Lizard and his gang (first and only appearance for all),  the Sizzler
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: Doc Magnus is still a robot, Prof. Snakelocks gets turned into one, and Tina gets captured by a gangster called the Lizard.

Metal Men No. 24
February-March 1967
Cover: Balloon Man vs. Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Balloon Man Hangs High" (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
GS: The Sizzler
Villain: The Balloon Man (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: Doc Magnus runs tests on the Sizzler while the Metal Men take on an inflatable menace called the Balloon Man.

Metal Men No. 25
April-May 1967
Cover: Chemo vs. Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Return of Chemo, the Chemical Menace" (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
GA: The Sizzler (destroyed in this story)
Villains: Chemo (between issues #14 / 46), a gang of bank robbers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: With Doc Magnus injured in an explosion, the Metal Men must battle Chemo, who wishes to take Tina for a mate.

Metal Men No. 26
June-July 1967
Cover: Metal Men and Doc Magnus vs. plastic robot //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Menace of the Metal Mods" (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: Robot Mods (only appearance)
Villains: The Metal Mods, female androids (first and only appearance for all), a plastic robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: After mopping up a gang of crooks styling themselves the Metal Mods on Earth, the Metal Men respond to a summons from space to save a planet of robots from tyrannical female androids.

Metal Men No. 27
August-September 1967
Cover: Genghis Khan II vs. Metal Men //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Startling Origin of the Metal Men" (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Cameo appearances: Col. Caspar, the manta-ray creature (both in flashback)
Villains: Genghis Khan II (first appearance; dies in this story), foreign scientists (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Metal Men are decapitated by a villain's laser sword, but, to reassure the spectators that they are all right, they relate their origin story to them.

Metal Men No. 28
October-November 1967
Cover: Tina throwing herself and evil Metal Men into cauldron //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "You Can't Trust a Robot" (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless; all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74)
Intro: Amy (only appearance)
Villains: The Leopard Mask Gang (first and only appearance), the evil Metal Men (duplicates of Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Tina, and Nameless; first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Metal Men team up with Batman to battle Dr. Daedalus and his robots in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74.
Synopsis: A costumed gangleader finds duplicates of the Metal Men created by Doc Magnus and inserts responsometers into them that make them his slaves.

Metal Men No. 29
December 1967 / January 1968
Cover: Torgola's giant foot vs. Metal Men and Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "The Robot-Eater From Metalas 5" (23 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer: John Braillard
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless; last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74)
Intro: Horbok, Ethos, robots of Metalas 5, governors of Metalas 1, Dr. Helen Garin (only appearance for all)
Villain: Torgola (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The Metal Men and Doc Magnus are teleported across space by a giant robot in search of metals with which to save his dying world.

Metal Men No. 30
February-March 1968
Cover: Metal Men and fallen Doc Magnus //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: "Terrors of the Forbidden Dimension" (29 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Gil Kane
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus (dies and is restored to life in this story)
Intro: King Dymond's daughter and her sweetheart (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Mechan Monster (first appearance; destroyed in this story), King Dymond (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Doc Magnus is killed by a radiation burst in his lab, the Metal Men search through parallel worlds for a means of restoring him to life.

Metal Men No. 31
April-May 1968
Cover: Cobalt and Doc Magnus vs. Metal Men //Gil Kane
Story: "The Amazing School For Robots" (23 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless)
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: The Metal Men's "second team" (Silver, Cobalt, Zinc, Osmium, Gallium, Iridium; all destroyed in this story)
Villain: Darzz the Dictator (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Doc Magnus creates a substitute team of Metal Men from different metals, even as the disembodied intelligence of an alien dictator arrives on Earth.

Metal Men No. 32
June-July 1968
Cover: Robot Amazons vs. Metal Men and Doc Magnus //Mike Sekowsky / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Metal Women Blues" (23 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina), Nameless (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #103))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Intro: The Metal Women (Mercury Girl, Lead Girl, Gold Girl, Iron Girl; all destroyed in this story), Platinum Man (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187)
Villains: Robot Amazons (not to be confused with the ones in issue #4 and 5), a female robot (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Doc Magnus creates female counterparts of the male Metal Men, except for Tin, and a male Platinum robot for Tina, but the entire team is hard-pressed to combat an invasion of robot Amazons.

Metal Men No. 33
August-September 1968
Cover: Police searching for Metal Men, hiding in alley //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "Recipe To Kill a Robot" (23 pages)
Editor: Jack Miller
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus (falls into a coma in this story), Col. David Magnus (first appearance)
Villains: Fferka and other fly creatures (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men, overenergized by Doc Magnus so that their powers go out of control, are perceived as being dangerous and ordered to be hunted down, even as Doc lies in a coma and fly-creatures from outer space invade Earth.

Metal Men No. 34
October-November 1968
Cover: Metal Men dodging shots past "wanted" billboard //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "Death Comes Calling" (23 pages)
Editor: Jack Miller
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Col. David Magnus, Doc Magnus
Villain: An invader from Astra Maxima (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The police's pursuit of the Metal Men is interrupted when the robots have to face an eerie invader banished from the planet Astra Maxima.

Metal Men No. 35
December 1968 / January 1969
Cover: Volcano Man vs. Metal Men //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "Danger--Doom Dummies" (23 pages)
Editor: Jack Miller
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Villain: The Volcano Man (formerly the invader from Astra Maxima; not to be confused with the Challengers of the Unknown villain; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: Tina flees from the invader, now transformed into a Volcano Man who wants her for his mate, while the Metal Men fight mannequins animated by their foe.

Metal Men No. 36
February-March 1969
Cover: Cruel Clown using Metal Men to pull his cart //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "The Cruel Clowns" (23 pages)
Editor: Jack Miller
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Col. David Magnus (last appearance), Doc Magnus (next appears in issue #40)
Villains: The Cruel Clowns, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men try to rehabilitate their wounded image by putting on a circus, but are captured by alien clowns to serve in a circus of their own.

Metal Men No. 37
April-May 1969
Cover: Group of mourners near Metal Men's memorial stone //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "To Walk Among Men" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold (becomes "Guy Gilden" in this story), Lead (becomes "Leadby Hand" in this story), Iron (becomes Jon Mann in this story), Mercury (becomes Mercurio in this story), Tin (becomes Tinker in this story), Platinum (Tina; becomes Tina Platt in this story))
Supporting Characters: Mr. Conan, Dr. Peter Pygmalion (first appearance for both)
Villains: The Coven of Seven (first appearance; called the Black Coven in this story)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 The Metal Men adopt secret identities in this story, which they maintain through issue #41.
Synopsis: The Metal Men are sentenced to be demolished, but instead are rescued and given new identities by Mr. Conan, a philanthropist.

Metal Men No. 38
June-July 1969
Cover: Metal Men (in human identities), the Coven of Seven, demons //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "Witch Hunt--1969" (24 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Mr. Conan, Peter Pygmalion
Intro: Dr. Honorius, Danny and his girlfriend (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Coven of Seven (die in this story), a host of demons (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Metal Men, in their new undercover identities, must hunt down a coven of witches which has unleashed a horde of demons on mankind.

Metal Men No. 39
August-September 1969
Cover: Tina Platt defending Hugo Stark from Metal Men (in human identities) //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "Beauty of the Beast" (25 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Mr. Conan, Peter Pygmalion (next appears in issue #41), Lt. McDonald (first appearance; next appears in issue #41)
Intro: Jason Jonas, two guards (all die in this story), Fettucini, Clancy (only appearance for both)
Villain: Hugo Stark (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men, in their human identities, act in a movie financed by Mr. Conan, but Tina is carried off by a misshapen human being.

Metal Men No. 40
October-November 1969
Cover: Tina Platt shot down by Doc Magnus //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "The Dreadful Hunt" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Mr. Conan, Doc Magnus (last appearance in issue #36; recovers from coma, but is brainwashed into becoming an insane killer)
Villains: Doc Magnus, Karnak (first appearance; dies in this story) and his robot army (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comments: Story title taken from cover.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Doc Magnus having been kidnapped from his hospital bed and subjected to a brainwashing operation that turned him evil, Mr. Conan orders the Metal Men to go to the dictatorial country to which he has been abducted, and to kill him.

Metal Men No. 41
December 1969 / January 1970
Cover: Iron, Gold, Mercury, Lead, and Tin (in human identities) vs. robot tentacles //Mike Sekowsky / George Roussos
Story: "Requiem For a Robot" (23 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #103)
Supporting Characters: Mr. Conan (last appearance), Peter Pygmalion, Lt. McDonald (last appearance for both in issue #39; last appearance for both), Doc Magnus
Villain: Doc Magnus, a Doc Magnus robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comments: Publication of METAL MEN is suspended with this issue.  The next three issues contain only reprints.
 Shortly after this story, the Metal Men abandon their "human" identities.  Nothing more is seen of Mr. Conan or Lt. McDonald.
 After this story, the Metal Men come out of retirement to help Batman fight John Doe in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #103, One Arm in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #113, and Prof. Charles White Wing in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #121, after which Gold teams up with Superman and Batman to fight the Pyrans in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #239.
Synopsis: Mr. Conan and his team fight to restore Tina while the rest of the Metal Men go after Doc Magnus, who has stolen a hydrogen bomb and demands protection money from the U.S. government.

Metal Men No. 45
April-May 1976
Cover: Plutonium Man vs. Tina, Iron, Gold, Tin, and Mercury //Walt Simonson
Story: "Evil Is In the Eye of the Beholder" (18 pages)
Editor: Gerry Conway
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist, letterer, colorist: Walt Simonson
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #239), Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina) (last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #121))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus (sanity restored in this story), Gen. Caspar (last appearance in issue #2; promotion revealed in this story), Isobel Sullivan (first appearance)
Intro: Dr. Rosen (only appearance)
Villlains: Plutonium Man (first appearance), Mr. Whittier (first appearance; dies in this story), Sandy (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Doc Magnus's sanity is restored and he is allowed to build a Plutonium Man, which a Karnian agent promptly turns to his own ends, necessitating the appearance of the Metal Men.

Metal Men No. 46
June-July 1976
Cover: Metal Men vs. war robots //Walt Simonson
Story: "The Chemo Conspiracy" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Walt Simonson
Letterers: Walt Simonson, Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Gen. Caspar, Isobel Sullivan
Villains: Plutonium Man (disguised as Doc Magnus), Chemo (last appearance in issue #25; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #4), war robots (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Ramondo, Francesca (first and only appearance for both), a mugger (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: In search of the ten billion dollars Doc Magnus once ransomed from the government, the Metal Men run into Chemo.

Metal Men No. 47
August-September 1976
Cover: Metal Men vs. Drone-robot and Plutonium Man //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "The X' Effect" (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Walt Simonson
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino, Walt Simonson
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #135)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #135), Isobel Sullivan, Gen. Caspar (next appears in issue #53), Johanna Rome (first appearance)
Intro: Major Admundson, Carruthers, Phil (only appearance for all)
Villains: Plutonium Man (destroyed in this story), a drone-robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comments: Story title taken from cover.
 Shortly after this story the Metal Men team with Batman and Green Arrow to fight Jason Morgan and Ruby Ryder in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #135-136.
Synopsis: The Metal Men track the vault of ransom money to Antarctica, where they encounter the Plutonium Man and his element-shifting drone.

Metal Men No. 48
October-November 1976
Cover: Eclipso vs. Metal Men //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "Who Is Bruce Gordon and Why Is He Doing Those Terrible Things To Himself?"  (17 pages)
Co-editor, co-plotter: Gerry Conway
Co-editor: Paul Levitz
Scripter: Marty Pasko
Co-plotter, artist: Walt Simonson
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #136)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #136), Isobel Sullivan, Johanna Rome, Dr. Bruce Gordon, Mona Bennett (last appearance for last two in ADVENTURE COMICS #458)
Intro: A librarian (dies in this story)
Cameo appearances: Green Arrow, Hawkman, Black Canary, Flash, Batman (the Justice League of America; in flashback)
Villains: Eclipso (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #458; origin retold), Umbra (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men fight Eclipso to try and prevent him from acquiring an ancient mystic manuscript, but are unable to prevent him from arousing the slumbering evil god, Umbra.

Metal Men No. 49
December 1976 / January 1977
Cover: Umbra's hand and Eclipso vs. Metal Men //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "The Dark God Cometh" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Co-plotter, scripter: Marty Pasko
Co-plotter, artist: Walt Simonson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Characters: Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Isobel Sullivan, Johanna Rome, Dr. Bruce Gordon (next appears in GREEN LANTERN #133), Mona Bennet (last appearance)
Cameo appearance: Mophir (in flashback)
Villains: Eclipso (next appears in GREEN LANTERN #136), Umbra (last appearance), other members of Umbra's race (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men do battle with Eclipso and try to stop Umbra from raising the rest of his race to take over the world.

Metal Men No. 50
February-March 1977
Cover: Metal Men vs. Doc Magnus (as robot) and Gas Gang //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "Our Mentor, the Robot" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorists: Carl Gafford, D. Garrett
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Isobel Sullivan (last appearance), Johanna Rome (next appears in issue #52)
Comments: Pages 1-2, page 16 panel 5, and page 17 are new material, credited as above.  Pages 3-15 (panel 4) reprint "The Day Doc Turned Robot" from issue #6, minus pages 1-8.
Synopsis: On their way to a secret army base, Doc Magnus and the Metal Men reminesce about the case in which Doc became a robot and created the Gas Gang.

Metal Men No. 51
April-May 1977
Cover: Vox and his followers vs. Metal Men and Doc Magnus //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "Killing Me Softly With His Scream" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writers: Jack C. Harris, Marty Pasko
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Character: Doc Magnus
Villains: Vox, Minsky, other followers of Vox (first and only appearance for all), Col. S. M. "Whip" Craven, Ivan (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: While Col. Craven wishes Doc Magnus to build him a robot army, a cyborg named Vox leads an assault on his base with his cyborg followers.

Metal Men No. 52
June-July 1977
Cover: Metal Men and Doc Magnus vs. Brain-Children //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "Doctor Strangeglove and the Brain Children" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters: Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Johanna Rome (last appearance in issue #50)
Intro: Natalie Rome (Johanna's sister; in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Dr. Strangeglove (Dr. Norman Techno), the Brain-Children (including Albert; first appearance for all), Dennis (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men break into a secret government project at the behest of Johanna Rome to learn the secret of Dr. Strangeglove and his "Brain-Children".

Metal Men No. 53
August-September 1977
Cover: Albert and Dr. Strangeglove vs. Metal Men //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: "The Hand That Shocks the Cradle Rules the World" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Liz Berube
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Johanna Rome, Gen. Caspar (last appearance in issue #47)
Villains: Dr. Strangeglove, Albert, Brain-Children (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Doc Magnus and the Metal Men have a showdown with Dr. Strangeglove and his enfants terrible.

Metal Men No. 54
October-November 1977
Cover: Metal Men walking out on Doc Magnus //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: "After the Ending" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Joe Staton
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151)
GA: Chaselon (Green Lantern of Barrio III; last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #56; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #155), a Guardian of the Universe (between GREEN LANTERN #99 / 102)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Gen. Caspar, Johanna Rome
Intro: Tarmanagians and other aliens (only appearance for all), a landlady (next appears in issue #56)
Villains: Robot Z-1 (last appearance in issue #1), Missle Men (last appearance in issue #12)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Metal Men leave Doc Magnus as Green Lantern is assigned to stop the Missle Men from attacking Earth, but ends up fighting the robot band.

Metal Men No. 55
December 1977 / January 1978
Cover: Missle Man vs. Metal Men //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: "The Master Machinations of the Missle Men" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina))
GS: Green Lantern (next appears in THE FLASH #258)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus, Gen. Caspar, Johanna Rome
Villains: Robot Z-1 (destroyed in this story), Missle Men (next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187), the Inheritor (Syntho-Rob One; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: With the help of Green Lantern's power ring, Gold attempts to repair the Metal Men, while the Missle Men bring Tina back to Robot Z-1.

Metal Men No. 56
February-March 1978
Cover: Inheritor vs. Metal Men //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: "The Inheritor Kills" (17 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters:  Metal Men (Gold, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Platinum (Tina); all next appear in SHOWCASE #100)
GS: Diana Prince (Wonder Woman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #140)
Supporting Characters: Doc Magnus (next appears in SHOWCASE #97), Gen. Caspar, Johanna Rome (last appearance for both)
Intro: Crystal Carpenter (only appearance)
Other Character: The landlady (last appearance in issue #54; last appearance)
Villain: The Inheritor (destroyed in this story)
Comments: This is the last issue of the original run of METAL MEN.
 In this story, the Metal Men are declared citizens of the world by the United Nations and are no longer legally recognized as property.
Synopsis: The Metal Men, in danger of being claimed as property by Gen. Caspar, appeal to Diana Prince for aid, and take their case for citizenship to the United Nations, even as the Inheritor strikes.

The Metal Men's later appearances:

SHOWCASE #100
DC COMICS PRESENTS #4
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #187
DC COMICS PRESENTS #70
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, 9, 10

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