John Henry Irons—the DC super hero known as Steel—is enjoying a resurgence, thanks to both the “Dawn of DC,” and the “Steel: Engineer of Tomorrow” story arc currently in “Action Comics.”
On June 6, just in time for the characters 30th anniversary (first appearance: “Adventures of Superman” no.500, 1993), Actor and science fiction icon Michael Dorn, picks up the reins in his comic book writing debut in “Steelworks,” a six-issue limited series.
Featuring art by Sami Basri (“Catwoman,” “Harley Quinn”), Dorn is no stranger to Steel, Metropolis or Superman, having voiced the character in the fan favorite “Superman: The Animated Series.”
“Writing a comic book is a completely new experience for me,” said Dorn. “But working with Sami and seeing his art has really helped me bring the personality of John I crafted in the series to the page. I can’t wait for fans to see what we’ve got planned!”
The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder—John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel—and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build?
While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back?
“Steelworks no.1” features a main cover by Clay Mann, with variant covers by renowned Steel and Superman artist Jon Bogdanove, series artist Basri, Ariel Colón, and Héléne Lenoble, plus a PRIDE month variant cover by Joshua “Sway” Swaby. The debut issue is available for pre-order now; check your local comic book shop for availability and cover options.
DC is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of Steel on May 30, with the release of “Steel: A Celebration of 30 Years,” a massive 328-page hardcover collecting some of the greatest stories spotlighting the hammer-wielding hero of Metropolis. Fans can also check out Steel’s first appearance and more on the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription platform (DCUI). For more information and a free trial, check out the website at www.dcuniverseinfinte.com. DCUI is not available in all countries and is not intended for children.