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Steel


Steel IV from Action Comics #807.
Art by Pascual Ferry Image File history File links Steel2. ... Cover to Adam Strange #1 (2004), drawn by Ferry Pasqual Ferry (sometimes credited as Paschalis, Pascual or Pascal Ferry) is a comic book artist and penciller, best known in the United States comic industry for his work on Heroes for Hire (1997), Action Comics (2000) and Adam Strange (2004). ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Steel #1 (Feb. 1994)
Created by Jon Bogdanove
Chris Batista
Statistics
Real name Natasha Jasmine Irons
Status Uncertain. -->
Affiliations Superman,
Previous affiliations Team Superman, The Supergirls
Notable aliases Tasha
Notable relatives John Henry Irons (uncle)
Notable powers Armor which provides her with super-strength and flight, can enlarge to giant size, and has a wide array of weaponry, such as tasers, lasers, and plasma cannons. Also has hammer which has electromagnetic properties, and increases in force (the farther the distance traveled) when thrown.

Natasha Irons aka the fourth Steel is a fictional character in the DC Universe, who first appeared in Steel #1 in February, 1994. DC Comics (originally called Detective Comics, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Jon Bogdanove is an American comic book artist and penciller. ... Cover to The Legion #33 by Batista Chris Batista is a comic book artist and penciller. ... Superman is a fictional character and regarded as the most influential and popular superhero of DC Comics. ... Team Superman is the name of DC Comics informal team of heroes who all wear the S shield of Superman. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Supergirl. ... John Henry Irons is the third hero known as Steel, a fictional superhero in the DC Universe. ... An electro-shock gun, also referred to as a stun-gun or in the case of the projectile enabled Taser, are used for subduing a body by administering electric shock to disrupt superficial muscle functions. ... For alternative meanings see laser (disambiguation). ... A Plasma lamp, illustrating some of the more complex phenomena of a plasma, including filamentation A solar coronal mass ejection blasts plasma throughout the solar system. ... Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field, encompassing all of space, composed of the electric field and the magnetic field. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ... -1...

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History

Natasha Irons was a brilliant young woman who learned that her uncle John Henry Irons was actually the hero known as Steel. She quickly became his assistant, proving herself as adept with technology as he was (at one point even reprogramming Superman's robot Kelex to speak in a hip-hop manner.) John Henry Irons is the third hero known as Steel, a fictional superhero in the DC Universe. ... -1... Superman is a fictional character and regarded as the most influential and popular superhero of DC Comics. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Natasha dons her first suit of armor. Art by Mike McKone.
Natasha dons her first suit of armor. Art by Mike McKone.

When John became trapped by the Entropy Aegis of Darkseid, Natasha designed a suit of armor which uitilized the Aegis's power, teleported to Apokolips, and fought Doomsday to a standstill to rescue him, with the help of Team Superman. Although John was too injured to carry on as Steel, John had intended her to carry on his legacy: as Natasha began to pack away his equipment, she stumbled across one of his high-tech hammers, and upon picking it up, the hammer activated, saying "It's Hammer Time!". John had made a new suit of armor (patterned after his "Steel" armor) for Natasha to use, an armor more advanced than any he himself had ever worn. When she heard that Superman had been injured by a ghostly ninja, she donned the armor, and became the new Steel. She teamed up with Cir-El and Girl 13 to stop the ninja, eventually using her hammer to fire an electric pulse into Superman's heart (which had stopped) to get it beating again. Image File history File links NatashaIrons. ... Image File history File links NatashaIrons. ... Darkseid is a DC Comics supervillain created by Jack Kirby, originally as part of The Fourth World series of comic books in the early 1970s. ... In the DC Comics fictional shared Universe, Apokolips was the planet ruled by Darkseid, established in Jack Kirbys Fourth World series. ... Doomsday is the name of a fictional supervillain in the Superman comic book series best known for fighting and killing Superman. ... Team Superman is the name of DC Comics informal team of heroes who all wear the S shield of Superman. ... Cir-El was the fictional alleged daughter of Superman, who first appeared in Superman: The 10 Cent Adventure created by Steven Seagle and Scott McDaniel. ... Girl 13 aka Traci Thirteen is a fictional character of Asian descent in the DC universe, who first appeared in Superman # 189 in February, 2003. ...


Later, when Cir-El heard that Superman had been captured by Lex Luthor, Natasha went along to help. When Cir-El, along with Superboy, fell into Luthor's trap, Natasha worked with Batman to free them. Lex Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ... Conner Kent (or Kon-El) was the fictional superhero known as Superboy in the DC Universe. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


Turning point

During the first week of 52, Natasha is stripped of her armor by her uncle John, who has returned to active duty. He disparages her for seeking glory (in the form of membership in the Teen Titans) over pursuing duty when she decides that joining the Titans was more important than rescuing refugees, and says that if she still wants the armor, she can prove it by rebuilding it herself. It has been suggested that Major events of the DC Universe lost year be merged into this article or section. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ...


One week and four days later, Natasha is upset over not being allowed to attend the Future Tech Colloquium. John mentions that she will be attending Summer school instead, due to her poor grades in English, at the time of the Colloquium. ts For other uses, see Colloquium (disambiguation). ... A Summer school is a program, generally sponsored by a school or a school district, that teaches students during the summer vacation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Six weeks and six days later, Natasha is still trying to rebuild her armor, with little success. Four days later, after taking message for Kara Avasti who said Uncle John's dna was being rewritten by the luthor metagene and taking a "Lexcorp 'Be your own hero'" flyer out of John's briefcase, Natasha misunderstands and simply labels her Uncle a hypocrite. That night, Natasha, nevertheless, continues to work on her suit. However, after a minor mishap, she snaps at John when he returns and checks to see how she's doing. She then storms out before John can explain. Two days and one night later, Natasha attempts to apply for Lex Luthor's "Everyman Project". Suddenly, Lex himself approaches her and after a short talk, accepts her as his first candidate of the day. That night, Natasha is hooked up to a bizzare machine and about to receive "the whole package", "without the regular screenings". The story arc is still ongoing. Lex Luthor is a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ...

Powers

Natasha's current armor boosts her strength to super-human levels. Rockets in her boots allow her to fly. Through some as yet unknown method, her armor can grow to heights of up to 60 feet. Her armor is equipped with energy weapons and projectile weaponry, but her biggest weapon is her hammer. This tool has 'inertial dampeners' which cause the force of the hammer to increase exponentially over the distance traveled when thrown (basically the farther it is thrown, the harder it hits), and can fire electromagnetic pulses, and generate powerful electric and magnetic fields at Natasha's command. When Natasha places her hammer on the ground, it connects with the earth's magnetic field, and cannot be moved except by Natasha or someone with similar DNA, such as her uncle John Henry Irons. The general structure of a section of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid —usually in the form of a double helix— that contains the genetic instructions specifying the biological development of all cellular forms of life, and most viruses. ...


Previously, her original Entropy Aegis fueled-armor endowed her with enhanced strength and teleportation, and enabled her to fire blasts of strange purple energy from her hands. Teleportation is the alleged process of moving objects from one place to another more or less instantaneously, without passing through the intervening space. ...


Appearances in other media

Natasha has appeared in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series with her uncle. She was voiced by Cree Summer. Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... CD Promo. ...


Natasha (as Steel IV) was a noticeable background character in Kingdom Come, sporting a giant-sized version of her later costume (with the head-tails): as a matter of fact, this would be the first appearance of said armor. A DC Comics Elseworld story written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross, Kingdom Come is a limited series depicting a world after Superman. ...

Natasha appears in an "Easter Egg" on the Justice League season 1 DVD.
Natasha appears in an "Easter Egg" on the Justice League season 1 DVD.

In the original pitch to Kids WB for the Justice League animated series, Natasha (in what looks like a variant of her second suit), a teenaged Robin (Tim Drake), and Impulse (Bart Allen) were supposed to act as junior members of the team, much like Marvin, Wendy and the Wonder Twins in the Super Friends Animated Series. The according short animation is available as a bonus on one of the DVDs.[1] Image File history File links JLUNatasha. ... Image File history File links JLUNatasha. ... Kids WB is the Saturday morning cartoon portion of the WB Television Networks programming. ... Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Timothy Tim Drake is a DC Comics fictional superhero who, as Robin, is Batmans sidekick but also a young hero in his own right. ... Bartholemew Henry Bart Allen II is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ... Marvin White was half of the pair of Marvin & Wendy, two teen-age sidekicks of the Super Friends who, along with Marvins pet dog Wonderdog, first appeared in the 1973 Super Friends cartoon. ... Wendy Harris was half of the pair of Marvin & Wendy, two teen-age sidekicks of the Super Friends who, along with Marvins pet dog Wonderdog, first appeared in the 1973 Super Friends cartoon. ... The Wonder Twins with Gleek. ... The Title card for the first Super Friends series. ...


 
 

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