Powers: Super strength, the resilience of steel, limited invincibility, super speed, flight through magnetic properties
Weaknesses: magic; powers fluctuate during solar flares
Bio: John Sterling vowed revenge against the mobsters who killed is father. he coated himself in a chemical of his own creation that would grant his body properties like that of steel; he then plunged into a vat of molten steel.
he is a member of the Mighty Crusaders.
Notes: Although appearing two years after the debut of Superman, Steel Sterling is the first hero to be called "The Man of Steel."
In the 2017 incarnation of the Mighty Crusaders, he is referred to as Jack Sterling, rather than John.