Steelworks #1 is a long overdue Steel limited solo series, which is set to be released just in time for his 30th Anniversary.
At the moment it seems that Steel really has made a triumphant comeback, personally I always thought he was an underrated and underused character with so many gaps in his story that could be filled. Now, he is back in the limelight after being reintroduced in Action Comics by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and also in the back up story arc in Action Comics titled ‘Steel: Engineer Of Tomorrow’, written by Dorado Quick.
This back up story is set to kickstart this six-issue limited series, which is written by first time comic book writer Michael Dorn, who also voiced the character in ‘Superman: The Animated Series’. Here’s what he had to say about reuniting with the character “Writing a comic book is a completely new experience for me,” said Dorn. “But working with Sami and seeing his art has really helped me bring the personality of John I crafted in the series to the page. I can’t wait for fans to see what we’ve got planned!”
Steelworks #1 features art by Sami Basri, with a main cover by Clay Mann and variant covers by Jon Bogdanove, Ariel Colón, Héléne Lenoble and a prince month variant by Joshua “Sway” Swaby. Here’s the official synopsis of the series from DC Comics:
The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder—John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel—and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build?
While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back?
Steelworks #1 is available for pre-order now and is set for release on 6th June 2023.