Friday, May 28, 2010

Ferro Lad - Legion of Super-Heroes

I believe Little John suggested Ferro Lad. If you are not familiar with Ferro Lad, he was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He wears the mask because he is horribly disfigured. At least that is how he is described in the comic. He has the ability to turn his body into iron, and yes this was years before the X-Men's Colossus. Ferro Lad has a twin brother with the same ability.

Ferro Lad is also the second Legionnaire to die in the line of duty. (Lightning Lad "died" earlier but he got better). He was introduced in Adventure Comics #346 and died saving the galaxy in Adventure Comics #353. A very short career in the Legion but he made a big impact with Legion fans nonetheless. A newer version of Ferro Lad was reintroduced in the many Legion Reboots.

Thanks for the suggestion LJ!

This is Post #967


Little John said...

Nice rendition of Ferro Lad Gene. Still remember that story and couldn't believe that the character died.

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Was Ferro Lad any way related to the Metal Men? A few of the MM would be great for a B&W sketch.


Gene Gonzales said...

Little John - It was a pretty big deal. Heroes didn't die back then. Not like now where they die, come back, die, come back, etc. I always like the follow up story of "The Ghost of Ferro Lad". Jim Shooter was on a roll with the Legion. :)

Gary - No relation to the Metal Men, but I really like your idea. But maybe doing a head shot of each Metal Men on color canson paper with only black and white ink. Red for Mercury, dark gray for Lead, etc. Hmmmmmmm