Comic Cards Project: Day 14 • Platinum

Platinum is the only “female” among the six heroic robots known as The Metal Men and the only one with a crush on their inventor, Dr. Will Magnus. Despite his protests that it was impossible, Platinum insisted she was in love with the Doc, making herself a nuisance and complicating his attempts at romance with “real” women.

But these problems were at least partially of his own making. Platinum alone received a human nickname (Tina) and Magnus was extremely overprotective and condescending to her—just the way most of the men of his era behaved when dealing with the opposite sex. Just goes to show that even brilliant scientists aren’t always all that smart.

Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Tomorrow: Plastic Man!

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