Real Name: Jack Steel
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: International police agent
Affiliations: International Police Service
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Worldwide
First Appearance: Grand Slam vol3 #9 (Anglo-American Publishing Co. Ltd, August 1944)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed and durability, and regenerative healing.
History: Fatally wounded by a German shell at the Battle of El Alamein, Jack Steel was saved from death by an unidentified scientist who took him to a hidden cave laboratory and injected him with the "Elixir of Power." For the remainder of the war he fought as the hero Commander Steel, mostly against Nazis. Post-war, he roamed the world as an agent of International Police Service.
Comments: Created by Ted McCall and Ed Furness.
Commander Steel was typically the leading character in Grand Slam Comics which started in 1941. Ed Furness was the chief artist at Anglo-American and American writers such as Rod Reed and Otto Binder contributed some scripts.
Thanks to Mac Murdock for the images of Commander Steel, and for confirming that Grand Slam-Three Aces Comics #46 was not his only appearance. Thanks to Darci for various corrections and updates.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Commander Steel, DC character
any other Commanders
any other Steel characters
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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