Real Name: Adam Balm
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Superhero and band member
Affiliations: The Atomics
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Snap City
First Appearance: (as normal human / street beatnik) Madman Comics #1 (Dark Horse); (began to develop powers) Madman Comics #15 (Dark Horse)
Powers/Abilities: Metal Man can produce sonic vibrations capable of lethal force. In order to prevent himself from releasing these accidentally and killing everyone around him, he is forced to wear a metal helmet which can contain them.
History: Metal Man was one of a group of street beatniks who stumbled across an alien spore left behind by Zenelle, an alien female looking to find a mate. The spore caused all of them to mutate, giving them a warty, pustulent appearance. At first they were extremely unhappy with this disfigurement, and blamed their exposure on the hero known as Madman, but eventually one of them discovered the change hadn't ended with their initial appearance alterations. Each of them was able to develop superpowers, and in the case of most of them this also fixed their lumpy looks. Metal Man was the exception, sadly retaining his pustular appearance. They decided to become a superhero team (and band), calling themselves the Atomics.
Comments: Created by Mike Allred.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Metal Men, a robotic team of DC Heroes
Metallo, a Superman villain
Metallix, a tag team hero from Future Comics
Metal Plunderer, an enemy of the Spider
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