Steel III

Created by Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove.

NAME + ALIASES:
John Henry Irons

KNOWN RELATIVES:
Natasha (neice)

GROUP AFFILIATIONS:
Team Superman, Justice League of America

FIRST APPEARANCE:
As John: Superman: Man of Steel #22. As Steel IV: Superman Versus Darkseid: Apokolips Now! Natasha: Steel #1.

+ History

John Henry Irons (reluctantly) joined the newest League as part of their first major recruitment drive. (JLA Secret Files #2) He served a reasonable tenure then changed his status (JLA #43), but continues to serve frequently as a reservist.

Steel died in battle against Brainiac 13 and Imperiex (Man of Steel #116) but was spared by the Black Racer from proceeding onto the afterlife. John Henry returned to action after accepting an offer from Darkseid to wear the Entropy Aegis, a powerful suit of armor. (Man of Steel #117) The suit, however, put Steel firmly under Darkseid's influence, and he was rescued by Superman and others from Apokolips. Irons sustained serious injuries in the battle, which have since prevented him from donning any armor. Instead, John Henry's niece, Natasha Irons, recently took over for him as Steel (IV). (Superman Versus Darkseid: Apokolips Now!)

John himself remains active as a valued aide to Superman.

+ Powers

Appearances + References

» FEATURED APPEARANCES:  

» SERIES:

 Steel, 53 issues (1993-199?)