Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Metal Men" Steel The Spotlight

As Warners Animation releases "Clash Of The Metal Men" on The Cartoon Network's January 29 episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold", "X-Men" movie producer Lauren Shuler-Donner continues developing her "Metal Men" feature for Warner Bros Pictures.

"'Metal Men' is much more like 'Men in Black'," Shuler-Donner said about her upcoming movie take.

"It's miles away from 'X-Men'. It's lighter and it's fun with a lot of CGI."

The first DC Comics 1962 "Metal Men" comic books were written/edited by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Ross Andru/Mike Esposito.

Key stories included "The Nightmare Menace", "The Day the Metal Men Melted" and "Rain of the Missile Men".

As detailed in the origin story "The Flaming Doom", pipe-chewing inventor 'Dr. Will Magnus' created robots with personality 'responsometers' and an ability to reduce their own composition into molten metals, shape-shifting at will, into inanimate objects of any size.

The core group is made up of 'Platinum' (Tina), a sensitive female with an uncontrollable crush on Magnus, 'Tin', shy and mild-mannered, 'Gold', the virtuous leader, 'Iron', the strongest, dim-witted 'Lead' and hot-headed 'Mercury'.

In new stories, Magnus must rescue his Metal Men from destruction, or be doomed to wander forever "Inside In the Inside Out".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Clash Of The Metal Men"...