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Another wacky creation of noted madman and manbabe, Bob Kanigher. Before the Powerpuff Girls, before Terminator 3, before "Friends", there was ... The Metal Men. They had two series of their own, one of which ran seven years.
In a world, where Vibe and the Viking Prince are on TV, Catman is a threat, and Detective Chimp is back on the case, nothing short of Bat-Mite is off the table. What about the Metal Men?
What should DC do with these imaginative characters?
Should they let Morrison weirdify them? Tough call. I'm not sure even Grant Morrison could make the Metal Men weirder than they already are.
Shall Geoff Johns tie them more directly into the larger DC mythos by, say, having them be by-products of the tech that made Robotman (either the original or the more familiar one), or vice versa?
Should they be forgotten as out of place embarassments in a grown-up DCU? If the DCU has Metamorpho in it, can the Metal Men be any worse? When was they last time they were used-- was it in Byrne's Superman?
I'm really not sure what I think. What do you think?