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Commander Steel

Real Name

Jack Steel

First Appearance

Grand Slam Vol 3 11 (1944) [1]

Original Publisher

Anglo-American Publishing Company Limited

Created by

Ed Furness, Rod Reed, and Otto Binder

Golden Age Origin[]


Grand Slam Vol 3 #11, first known appearance.

As Commander Steel, Jack Steel fought chiefly against Nazis during World War II, and afterward, he traveled the globe as an agent of the International Police Service.

He got his powers, super strength and speed, from an "Elixir of Power" that flowed in his veins. Although he could be knocked out by a blow to the head, in one instance after being thrown off a cliff and exclaiming that he felt like he had broken every bone, he immediately recovered.


Commander Steel in action.

Golden Age Appearances[]

  • Grand Slam Three Aces #46
  • Grand Slam Three Aces #47
  • Grand Slam Comics #52
  • Grand Slam Comics #54
  • The feature "Commander Steel" is also listed on the cover of "Grand Slam Comics" v3 11 (#35), v4 1 (#37), 51, 53, 55, and 56; "Grand Slam Three Aces Comics" #45, 47. [2]


  • Although he shares the same name, he has no connection to the DC Comics' superhero Commander Steel, who debuted decades later.
  • Grand Slam Comics encompassed issues #1-43, was temporarily renamed Grand Slam Three Aces Comics from #44-50, then back to Grand Slam Comics from #51-56.

See Also[]


  1. earliest known appearance, source: International Hero
  2. Source: Comics.Org