The Steel Commando

Real Name: Mark 1 Indestructible Robot

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Soldier

Ernie "Excused Boots" BatesAffiliations: Lance Corporal Ernie "Excused Boots" Bates, Captain Hurricane, Professor Brayne, Doctor Sin

Enemies: Nazis

Known Relatives: None.

Aliases: Ironsides

Base of Operations: European theatre of war

Powers/Abilities: Superstrong, bulletproof and waterproof. His ears are supersensitive, able to hear Ernie talking to him from a great distance away even with other noises in the background. He needs to be plugged into a source of electricity periodically to recharge.

First Appearance: Thunder #1 (I.P.C., 17 October 1970-71); Lion (1971-74); Valiant (1974)

History: During W.W.II the British army had scientist Professor Brayne constuct a secret weapon: the Mark 1 Indestructible Robot. After some initial problems controlling the mechanical soldier, the army sent him to France under the control of Lance Corporal Ernie "Excused Boots" Bates, the only man whose voice the robot would respond to (and the laziest man in the British army).

Comments: Created by Alex Henderson.

The Steel Commando makes a cameo in Albion as one of the disassembled robots residing in Penny Dolmann's workshop.

Steel Commando in Albion.

Meeting Captain Hurricane.

Steel Commando in Albion

Rebellion bought the rights to Steel Commando, along with hundreds of other Fleetway characters, in 2016, and he's due to return again in August 2018's The Vigilant, as part of a new Rebellionverse superhero team.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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