Doc Magnus


Nick Name
Civilian ID
Dr. William Magnus





Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation
Metal Men
Base of Operations
United States

Doc Magnus: 5' 10"

Veridium: 6' 10"


Doc Magnus: 170 lbs.

Veridium: 590 lbs.

Eye Color

Doc Magnus: Brown

Veridium: Green

Hair Color

Doc Magnus: Brown

Veridium: None

Known Powers

Doc Magnus

Normal human with a genius level intelligence and advanced skills in cybernetics and robotics.


Mechanically superior robot capable of flight and energy absorption composed of the extraterrestrial element veridium granting super-mechanical strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.


Metal Men: Group of robots fashioned with the properties of Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Platinum & Tin.

Common Enemies



Dr. Yes

Gas Gang

Missile Men

Plastic Perils

Regularly Appearing

The Brave and the Bold Vol. 1

Metal Men Vol. 1 & 2

First Appearance
Showcase Vol. 1 #37 (March - April, 1962)
Robert Kanigher & Ross Andru

Silver Age

The highly successful inventive genius Dr. Will Magnus created a prototype female android with the properties of the element platinum, which he named Tina.

Based upon his initial design for Platinum, Magnus created five additional robots utilizing elements of the Periodic Table. Powered by microchips capable of creating independent thought and emotions known as responsometers, Doc Magnus dubbed his robotic companions the Metal Men.


Owners of Magnus Robotics, brothers Will and Michael Magnus were hired by the United States military to create a team of robots. Will, most commonly called "Doc," designed the bodies of the robots based upon the properties of metallic elements and Michael designed a so-called "reponsometer" to imprint his personality onto one of the robots, but was sucked into the robot instead. Several other Magnus Robotics scientists befell the same fate and became the Metal Men.

Doc Magnus dedicated his life to restoring his brother and fellow scientist, through after a freak accident Magnus himself had to for a time project his mind into a robot body composed of the extraterrestrial element Veridium.

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