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Steel #38

"The Gambler" - May 1997

The cover of Steel #38 by Dave Johnson
Script: Christopher Priest
Pencils: Denys Cowan
Inks: Tom Palmer
Lettering: Pat Brosseau
Colors: Stu Chaifetz
Associate Editor: Katie Main
Editor: Frank Pittarese
Cover: Dave Johnson
Published by DC Comics

The Question meets up with John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel, in the middle of Casablanca. Irons is looking for a man named Dr. Arthur Villain (pronounced Vill-hane), and Sage is looking for enough money to get out.

Together, they plan to break into the fortress of Malaway Isma'il, the man suspected of kidnapping Villain. After Vic is captured, Steel is caught in a gamble with Isma'il and his strongman Col. Metcalfe: If Steel can beat Metcalfe in an indian-style tied-fight, he and Vic can go free.

If not, he has to stay and make thousands of super-costumes for Isma'il....

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  • John Henry Irons / Steel
  • Vic Sage / The Question
  • Mawlay Isma'il
  • Metcalfe
  • Arthur Villain


Trivia / Minutiae

Christopher Priest was once called Jim Owsley, and edited issues of the Question Quarterly.

Priest and Cowan worked together with other African-American artists to create the Milestone Universe, a DC imprint.

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