- I don't know who's in charge in there, John, but I designed and built this warsuit you're wearing. And I'm taking it apart!
Appearing in "Superman and the Men of Steel"
- Mr. Tide
- General Sam Lane
Synopsis for "Superman and the Men of Steel"
All over the world, factories are producing robots by the dozens due to some sort of computer virus. While Lex Luthor is escaping from the military base, John Corben (now infected by the virus) demands to know where he can find Superman.
John Henry Irons is watching the news and after seeing what was happening he opens a secret compartment, revealing a metal suit.
The robots are attacking bystanders, demanding to know where to find Superman when he suddenly shows up, smashing the robots. The police arrive to arrest Superman, when a giant terminaut arrives and smashes a tank.
Back at the factory, Lois hotwires a car so that she and Jimmy can escape. Then Corben shows up and asks Lois to help. Lois tries to get through to him but the virus wins out, calling itself the voice of the colony of the Collector of Worlds. Superman arrives to save Lois but the suit was built specifically to combat Superman and it gives him a beating.
Meanwhile, Luthor is escaping in a military truck and notices something strange is happening. He yells for them to get off the bridge and as they due a bubble surrounds a section of Metropolis.
John Henry Irons arrives in his suit to stop Corben and smashes him with a hammer.
The Collector of Worlds announces to the bottled Metropolis that they have been preserved as part of the collection.
Back on the bridge, Superman and Irons are shocked at the disappearance of a giant section of the city. Corben went with it as well as Lois; General Lane asks if Superman can save her and Superman says he has an idea.
Appearing in "Hearts of Steel"
Synopsis for "Hearts of Steel"
John Henry Irons recalls how he had created the Metal-Zero suit to protect the Earth against the possibilty of alien invasion and how it went bad once Lex Luthor got involved. Irons uses the suit to stop John Corben from attacking Superman. However, Corben's suit has a faster processing capability and seems to have the upper hand against Irons. The tide turns when Irons reveals that he had designed Corben's suit with an external USB port as a fail-safe. While they were fighting, Irons plugged in a flash drive with an autoloading virus, which crashes Corben's motor systems. Irons smashes him across the bridge with his hammer and the Collector of Worlds withdraws from the suit.
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