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Metallo (Roger Corben)
Metallo
Earth-One
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name Roger Corben
Alias Metallo; Martin H Korda
Gender Male
Alignment Bad
Occupation Criminal; Terrorist; former associate producer at WGBS-TV
Family John Corben, aka Metallo (brother, deceased)
Affiliation SKULL; formerly WGBS-TV
First appearance Superman vol 1 #310 (Apr 1977)
Appearance of death World's Finest vol 1 #270 (Aug 1981)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One
Alternate versions see Metallo (disambiguation)
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History[]

Roger Corben was the brother of John Corben, the first Metallo. He was severely injured by falling debris during a robbery of S.T.A.R. Labs. He allowed the criminal organization SKULL to attach his severed head to a leaden cybernetic body powered by a Synthetic Kryptonite heart in order to seek revenge on Superman for his brother's death. He initially assumed the identity of WGBS Associate Producer Martin Korda, but this ruse was quickly discovered.

Metallo challenged Superman numerous times over the years, as well as the likes of Batman and Blue Devil. Eventually he was absorbed by a black hole he had himself created, and so presumably perished.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-One[]

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