Comic Cards Project: Day 29 • Mercury

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Comic Cards Project: Day 29 • Mercury

Mercury was another one of the Metal Men and, as he liked to brag, the only metal that’s liquid at room temperature. I guess that would explain why he wasn’t held together with rivets like his robotic comrades (a little detail I never noticed until making the drawing for this card).

Mercury was the hothead of the group, and also had the biggest ego. He was always trying to usurp leadership of the team from Gold, criticizing Platinum as a “useless female,” or deriding timid Tin. As you might expect, he was usually at the center of any squabble among the robots. Perhaps it was his mercurial nature that caused so much conflict.

Although Mercury often complained about Platinum’s feminine displays of feeling, he also exhibited many human traits—like finding faults in others while overlooking his own.

Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Next up: Lois Lane!

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