Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ferro Lad

Andrew Nolan of Earth is Ferro Lad. He is known in later continuity simply as FerroAndrew Nolan is a metahuman with the power to transform himself into living iron. He has a twin brother named Douglas who has the same power. Both twins have deformed faces as a side effect of the mutation that gave them their powers, so both wear iron masks. He first appears in Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966); he joined at the same time as Princess Projectra, Karate Kid and Nemesis Kid. Ferro Lad was only a Legionnaire for a short time when he was killed destroying the Sun-Eater with a bomb in Adventure Comics #353. His self-sacrifice to save the galaxy made him legendary, despite his short tenure as a Legionnaire. 
In post-Zero Hour continuity he is known as Ferro and comes from 20th century Earth. In Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #300, an alternate universe is glimpsed by Andrew Nolan's brother, Douglas. Here, it is shown that shortly after Andrew's death against the Sun-Eater, Douglas became the second Ferro Lad in a parallel timeline. Enough history!
I've decided to use this BG from www.fantasy-writers.org, unfortunately I really don't know the name of the artist who painted this beauty. Of course I modified it a bit to work with Ferro Lad a bit better.
Rest in peace Andrew.

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