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The New Steel (The African American Superhero) Debuts... Maybe We'll Get Another (Better) Movie

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 6, 2011 at 11:20AM

Comic books fans may have something to say about this I'm guessing... from Black Superhero Fan:
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Comic books fans may have something to say about this I'm guessing... from Black Superhero Fan:

One of the most prominent and popular African-American super heroes, STEEL will be making his debut into the world of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 on December 7. Equal parts Superman and folk legend John Henry (to whom the name of his alter ego, John Henry Irons, is an homage), Steel will appear in ACTION COMICS #4 – written by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales.

And the story:

When Terminauts threaten to lay waste to Metropolis in search of Superman, it falls to Steel to come to the aid of the beleaguered hero – and the Man of Steel will sure need the help of this steel-drivin’ man. But their team-up isn’t all we’ll get from Steel in this issue. ACTION COMICS #4 also features a special backup story written by Sholly Fisch and drawn by Brad Walker. The eight-page story continues the action of ACTION, showcasing a heavy metal battle between Steel and Metal-zero. Debuting in ACTION COMICS #4, Steel will return for ACTION COMICS #7, where he will star in another backup by Fisch and Walker.

Little of that means anything to me, so I hope it does to some of you folks out there, and you can school the rest of us.

When I think of Steel, the first thing that comes to mind is the horrible Shaquille O'Neal film, in which he starred as the title character. Remember that? If not, maybe the below clip will remind you.

And while we're at it, with all the conversation in recent years about about what black superhero character will get his own movie franchise next, I haven't heard anyone mention Steel's name as a contender... (head over to Black Superhero Fan for more images of the new Steel):

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