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Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably Molyb)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) extraterrestrial (Astran)

Occupation: Thief, exile

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Iron Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Mary Jane Watson (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780);
   formerly planet Astra

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#43/5 (November, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Like other Astrans, Metal Master can mentally animate, morph and control virtually all types of metal. He can also use metal as a floating platform for travel. He is a compulsive thief, targeting metal, especially gold.

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes: Black
Hair: None


(Spidey Super Stories#43/5 (fb)) - On his home planet Astra, Metal Master was the only thief. He was greedy, coveting particularly gold, and was expelled on a spacecraft into deep space for his crime. Eventually, he landed on Earth and went to a major auto show to steal the gold cup prize for the most fuel-efficient car.

(Spidey Super Stories#43/5) - Metal Master made his move, dashing in on a floating metal sheet while causing the empty display cars to herd attendees together, including J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Parker secretly changed into Spider-Man while the industrialist Tony Stark, quietly hidden, donned his Iron Man armor to tackle the alien intruder. Metal Master grabbed the gold cup and used metal objects to constrict the two heroes, but they broke free. Metal Master disintegrated a car into flying metal bits, but Spidey used a web shield while Iron Man used his force rays to repulse the shards. Spider-Man wrapped Metal Master in webbing, but the thief mentally controlled Iron Man's armor to cut him out. Metal Master next pounded cars together to make a giant hammer to smash Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Iron Man drove Stark's special plastic car to pinion Metal Master against the wall, ending his rampage. The alien was amazed at Earth technology.


Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Owen McCarron (inks).

Metal Master of Earth-57780 is the counterpart to Earth-616's Metal Master (Molyb). Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Metal Master of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


Amber skinned, Astrans all have the power to mentally manipulate metal. There is no theft on Astra, so the locals seem satisfied with what they have. But punishment for theft resulted in expulsion from Astra via spacecraft for the native Metal Master.

(See the Earth-616 Astrans entry for further physical info likely repeated in Earth-57780.)






--Spidey Super Stories#43/5

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Spidey Super Stories#43, p24, pan1 (main image)
   p28, pan1 (headshot)
   p28, pan5 (Astran using powers (MM))
   p24, pan5 (Astran spacecraft)

Spidey Super Stories#43/5 (November, 1979) - Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Owen McCarron (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)

First posted: 04/17/18

Last updated: 04/17/18

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