Real Name: Myron Steinmetz

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Marital counselor, physician

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Hawkeye, Mockingbird (clients); ally of Crossfire

Enemies: Hawkeye, Mockingbird

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles

First Appearance: Avengers Spotlight#22/1 (September; 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Excellent counselor, and an excellent emergency room physician. Ruthless. Shows basic hand-to-hand fighting skills

History: (ASPOT#22/1) - To try to save their marriage, Mockingbird and Hawkeye decided to see marital counselor Dr. Myron Steinmetz. Just as the couple arrived and were introduced to the doctor, an egg was thrown at them by the Brothers Grimm. Steinmetz thought Hawkeye was overreacting "it's just an egg", but Hawkeye saved Mockingbird and Steinmetz when the egg exploded. In order to save the doctor, Hawkeye put him in a closet
(ASPOT#23/1) - Steinmetz watched from his office as Hawkeye escaped from Mad Dog and Bobcat, then called his boss to inform him that everything was going as planned. He later watched as Bullet Biker was defeated, and called the boss to tell him that the next group might be the ones to defeat Hawkeye
(ASPOT#25/1) - Steinmetz was revealed to be in league with Crossfire. Crossfire told Hawkeye that Steinmetz would make sure that after they had cut off Hawkeye's arm, that he would survive long enough to get to a hospital. After the defeat of Crossfire, Steinmetz was sent to jail

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie & Al Milgrom

Do not know if this directly relates to your Myron Steinmetz entry, I do know of another Steinmetz.
Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner, Braveheart, Escape from Alcatraz) played a spy named Brenner in a 1975 episode of Columbo entitled "Identity Crisis".  He was an intelligence operative on our side who was secretly a double agent, selling information or some such.
He took the identity of "Steinmetz" to do his dirty work.  He wore glasses, a fake beard, and so forth in his Steinmetz identity and looked very similar to the picture displayed on the Marvel Appendix web site.  There is an attached picture of Patrick McGoohan as Steinmetz so you can make a  comparison.  Granted he is in the shadows, but it is the only one I can find.
Is there any direct relationship between the Steinmetzes?  Did one inspire the creation of the other?  I have no idea.  May just be a coincidence,
although the odds of two double-crossers named Steinmetz to pop up cannot be that good.  I only remembered the Columbo version of Steinmetz myself  'cuz the name is uncommon.
Please note that I am unsure of the spelling of the Columbo adversary's alter ego's name, since I have not yet found a web site that states
Brenner's other self.  I am going on memory with this.
BTW:  Brenner (AKA Steinmetz) is caught by Columbo after he killed a fellow agent who suspected his double life.  Of course that did not stop McGoohan.  He was caught by Columbo in 5 different episodes as 5 different killers (see  for more info).  He also directed and/or wrote several episodes.  Go figure.
Well, that's it.--
Donny Brice

Profile by: The Beetle

Crossfire, William Cross, should not be confused with

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Other appearances:
Avengers Spotlight#23 (October, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Don Heck (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#25 (November, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Tom Morgan (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 05/01/05

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