Metal Master (comics)
Metal Master as seen in The Incredible Hulk #6.
|First appearance||The Incredible Hulk #6 (Mar 1963)|
|Created by||Stan Lee
|Abilities||Ability to animate and control virtually all known forms of metal|
The character subsequently appears in Rampaging Hulk #3 (June 1977), ROM #30 (May 1982), and Maximum Security #2 (December 2000).
Metal Master received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #7 (2006).
Fictional character biography
Metal Master was an alien who can psionically control the atoms and molecules of metals like the rest of his species on a planet in the Galaxy of Astra. He was banished from his world for trying to take it over. When he came to Earth, the Metal Master attacked Gamma Base and defeated the Hulk when he refused to join him. The Hulk returned with a plastic weapon; when the Metal Master's powers could not affect the gun, he was caught off guard and the Hulk easily beat him and forced him to reverse his actions.
The Metal Master returned to Earth again later, seeking large amounts of metals that Astrans thrive on. There he encountered the Spaceknight Rom, and tried to control Rom's metal armor. Rom resisted him, and the Metal Master was nearly driven mad by the thought of a metal that he could not control.
Powers and abilities
The Metal Master possesses the ability to animate and control virtually all known forms of metal. He can alter the shape and form of metals at will, forming complex objects out of them, levitate them, etc. One exception is Plandarium, the metal from which the armor of the Spaceknights of Galador is made. He can affect this Plandarium to some degree, but he cannot control it as with other metals.
In other media
- Metal Master appeared in The Incredible Hulk segment of The Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Paul Kligman.
- The Incredible Hulk #6
- Rom #30
- Maximum Security #1-3