Roger Corben (Earth-One) (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Superman (vol. 1) #310 (Apr. 1977)
Created by: Martin Pasko,  Curt Swan

In-story information

Alter ego: Roger Corben
Notable aliases: Metallo, Metallo II, Martin Korda, Roger C. Corben
Relatives: John Corben (brother, deceased)
Affiliations: 
Team affiliations: SKULL
Enemies: Superman
Abilities: 
Base Of Operations: Metropolis

Status

Alignment: Bad
Identity Secret: Secret
Race:
Citizenship: American
Marital Status:
Occupation: Professional criminal

Characteristics

Gender: Male
Height: 158.75 cm
Weight: 140.61 kg (after surgery)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
Unusual Features:

Origin

Origin: 
Universe: Earth-One

History

Roger Corben was the brother of John Corben, the first Metallo, who allowed the criminal organization SKULL to transfer his brain into a cybernetic body powered by a Kryptonite heart in order to seek revenge on Superman for his brother's death. He initially assumed the identity of WGBS staff member Martin Korda, but this ruse was quickly discovered. Metallo challenged Superman numerous times over the years and was present during his last adventure, but was ultimately erased from existence by the events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Powered by a chunk of Kryptonite which replaced his heart, the radiation from which could weaken or even kill Superman.

Abilities

Strength level

Superhuman

Weaknesses

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Transportation

Weapons

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