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Steel Sterling (Archie)(01 - John Sterling)
Real Name: John (Jack) Sterling
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Super strength, the resilience of steel, limited invincibility, super speed, flight through magnetic properties

magic; powers fluctuate during solar flares

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.

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.

First Appearance: Zip Comics (1940) #1

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Issue Appearances:
Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest Magazine (1979)
Archie's Weird Mysteries (2000)
Blue Ribbon Comics (1983)
Fly Man (1965)
Jackpot Comics (1941)
Lancelot Strong, The Shield (1983)
Mighty Comics (1966)
New Crusaders: Rise Of The Heroes (2012)
Roly-Poly Comics (1945)
Shield - Steel Sterling (1983)
Steel Sterling (1984)
Tales From Riverdale Digest (2005)
The All New Adventures of the Mighty Crusaders (1983)
The Comet (1983)
The Mighty Crusaders (1965)
The Mighty Crusaders (2018)
The Shield (1983)
Zip Comics (1940)

Group Affiliation(s):
Mighty Crusaders (Dark Circle)
Mighty Crusaders (Red Circle)

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