METAL GEAR

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Fringe character, terrestrial robot (see comments)

Occupation: Super-villain

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: His unidentified creator

Enemies: The Avengers, Missile Launcher, Plant Man, Robot Bug, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), War Gear

Known Relatives: Inapplicable

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine I#3 (July, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Metal Gear is capable of surrounding himself with a protective force field and he can project lasers from his eyes. His left arm resembles a large scythe and his right hand is equipped with two bladed weapons. These blades are capable of cutting through steel, metal, wood and brick.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Red
Hair: None

History: (unpublished story) - Metal Gear was a robot created by an unidentified greedy scientist who hoped to utilize Metal Gear for the purposes of battle and power.

(Spider-Man Magazine I#3) - Equipped with bladed armor and weaponry, the villainous Metal Gear became a recurring enemy of War Gear, Robot Bug, the heroic Plant Man and Missile Launcher.

(unpublished story) - Metal Gear tangled with the Avengers and Spider-Man.

Comments: Created by Jeremy Sosnick.

Metal Gear was a product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain section that ran through most every issue of the series. In Metal Gear's case, he was created by Jeremy Sosnick (then age 9) of Burlingame, California. He also confirmed that the Plant Man listed in Metal Gear's enemies was indeed intended to be the same Plant Man seen in the Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain section of Spider-Man Magazine I#1 and provided a childhood drawing of Spider-Man (see left)!

As a fringe character, there is nothing to support whether Metal Gear or his enemies exist on Earth-616 but there is also nothing to suggest they don't exist on Earth-616 either...




SUPER huge thanks to Jeremy Sosnick himself for providing additional, never published story ideas involving Metal Gear as well as providing images for Robot Bug and Missile Launcher (all drawn when he still a little kid!) and images of his current-day artwork!! He also had this to say about his own story after Metal Gear:
"I continued with art as a passion and these days, I prefer realism in pencil and more cartoon-like sketches in ink. The included drawings (seen here! Yes, those are drawings not photos! -Proto-Man) attached include Botanical Sentry, a scene from the Cheekwood Gardens and Estate in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as a drawing of Cairo back in the early 1900's (Cairo of Yesterday). I have really enjoyed the mindfulness of landscape illustration and hope to use these skills to sharpen my own approach to comics as I am working on a graphic novel (personal project that I hope to publish/self-publish in early 2022) centered around mental illness and modern therapy techniques. I have done one small comic as a entry for the Brooklyn Library's Sketchbook Project: https://sketchbookproject.com/library/22318.

I didn't have any awareness of Konami's Metal Gear series of video games back then when I created the Metal Gear character but I certainly had a lot of fun getting into all of the circuit and line work details. I am always inspired by great storytelling and Spider-Man stories in all mediums fit the bill for me. My current portfolio of work is at https://www.jeremysosnick.com."

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Metal Gear has no known connections to:


Missile Launcher

Missile Launcher was an heroic human equipped with a large amount of weaponry. He became a known enemy of Metal Gear.







--Spider-Man Magazine I#3 - BTS (unpublished story, Spider-Man Magazine I#3 - BTS,


Robot Bug

Robot Bug was a known enemy of Metal Gear.







--Spider-Man Magazine I#3 - BTS

War Gear

War Gear was a known enemy of Metal Gear.

--Spider-Man Magazine I#3 - BTS

images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine I#3, p15, splash page (Metal Gear, main image)
Jeremy Sosnick personal sketches (Missile Launcher and Robot Bug images + the childhood drawing of Spider-Man & current artwork images)


Appearances:
Spider-Man Magazine I#3 (July, 1994) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Metal Gear" story - Jeremy Sosnick (writer, art) Michael Teitelbaum (editor)


First Posted: 11/11/2019
Last updated: 11/11/2019

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