Real Name: Pat Dempsey
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Private investigator ("Independent operator");
formerly steel worker
Affiliations: Inspector Craig
Enemies: Nazis, Bart Rand
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Reg'lar Fellas Heroic Comics #7 (Eastern Color Printing Co.)
Powers/Abilities: Bulletproof in his transformed state. Superhuman strength. Able to generate heat and burn "his way through the thickest barriers." Either he doesn't breath in his altered form, or he can hold his breath a long time, as he is able to swim to the sea bed and back without any diving equipment.
History: After a freak accident covered steel worker Pat Dempsey in molten steel, instead of dying an "inexplainable chemical reaction of the skin-texture" saw him survive, transformed into a man of metal. Whenever he was exposed to fire or electricity, Pat's skin would change into a blue, metallic substance, which gave off flames. Quitting his job, he became a private eye, helping the U.S. authorities as Man O'Metal whenever crime or spies threatened.
(Heroic Comics #7-28) No synopses available.
Comments: Created by Harry G. Peter.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
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