Alias


Citizen Steel

Commander Steel

Steel


Nick Name
The Indestructible Man
Civilian ID

Steel I

Commander Steel

Henry "Hank" Heywood I


Steel II

Henry "Hank" Heywood III


Citizen Steel

Nathan "Buckeye" Heywood


Occupation

Steel I

Commander Steel

Soldier


Steel II

Adventurer


Citizen Steel

Adventurer

College Football Player


Legal Status
Citizens of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin

Steel I

Commander Steel

United States


Steel II

United States


Citizen Steel

Ohio


Group Affiliation

Steel I

Commander Steel

All-Star Squadron

Shadow Fighters


Steel II

Justice League


Citizen Steel

Justice Society


Base of Operations

Steel I

Commander Steel

United States


Steel II

Detroit, Michigan


Citizen Steel

New York, New York


Height

Steel I: 6'


Steel II: 5' 11"


Citizen Steel: 6'


Weight

Steel I: 375 lbs.


Steel II: 380 lbs.


Citizen Steel: 380 lbs.


Eye Color

Steel I: Blue


Steel II: Blue


Citizen Steel: Blue


Hair Color

Steel I: Blond


Steel II: Red


Citizen Steel: Red


Known Powers

Steel I

Cybernetically enhanced human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina and durability.


Steel II

Cybernetically enhanced human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, hearing and eyesight.


Citizen Steel

Normal human meta-genetically altered by organic liquid metal granting superhuman strength, stamina and durability


Accessories

Steel I & Steel II

Cybernetic Implants: Titanium skeleton, motorized servo joints, plastisteel mesh skin, and cybernetic implants in the eyes and ears enhancing both vision and hearing.


Common Enemies

Steel I

Commander Steel

Baron Blitzkrieg


Steel II

(The) Cadre

Commander Steel

Professor Ivo


Citizen Steel

Fourth Reich


Regularly Appearing

Steel I

Commander Steel Vol. 1

Steel, The Indestructible Man Vol. 1


Steel II

Justice League of America Vol. 2


Citizen Steel

Justice Society of America Vol. 3


First Appearance

Steel I

Commander Steel

Steel, The Indestructible Man Vol. 1 #1 (March, 1978)


Steel II

Justice League of America Vol. 2 An. #2 (1984)


Citizen Steel

Justice Society of America Vol. 3 #2 (March, 2007)


Creator

Steel I

Commander Steel

Gerry Conway & Don Heck


Steel II

Gerry Conway & Chuck Patton


Citizen Steel

Geoff Johns & Dale Eaglesham


Origin

Previous to serving in combat during World War II, Marine, Henry Heywood was injured by a saboteur attack lead by the man who would become Baron Blitzkrieg. In order to save the Marine's life, Dr. Gilbert Giles performed cybernetic surgery on Heywood enabling him to battle against crime at home as Steel and tyranny in World War II as Commander Steel.


After the war, Henry Heywood became a wealthy industrialist, incorporating similar mechanical components into his grandson Henry Heywood III - creating the next generation to carry the mantle of Steel.


Years after the deaths of both heroes to be called Steel, their relative Nathan Heywood was attending a family reunion, which was attacked by the Fourth Reich, a team of metahuman Neo-Nazis contracted by Vandal Savage to wipeout the bloodlines of Golden-Age heroes. Despite being crippled by a surgical leg amputation, Nathan Heywood battled to defend his family, attacking the villain Reichsmark with his crutch. Reichsmark's wound spilled his liquid metal blood onto Heywood, which was absorbed into his skin transforming him into Citizen Steel.


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