Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Fringe character,
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: His unidentified creator
Enemies: The Avengers, Missile
Launcher, Plant Man,
Bug, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), War
Known Relatives: Inapplicable
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine I#3
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.
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.
- 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.
Metal Gear has no known connections to:
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 was a known enemy of Metal Gear.
--Spider-Man Magazine I#3 - BTS
War Gear was a known enemy of Metal Gear.
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)
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
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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