Avengers Poster #140 Academy by Mike McKone


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Veil, Striker, Reptil, Mettle (under the name Fortress), Finesse and Hazmat. In the wake of the 2008–2009 “Dark Reign” storyline, it was discovered that Norman Osborn had manipulated several young super-powered people for his own purposes. Six of these teens are now placed in a program called the Avengers Academy located in the Infinite Avengers Mansion, headed by Henry Pym, with Tigra, Justice, Speedball, and Quicksilver as teachers. They say the purpose is to teach these youths how to become heroes. However, the students soon discover that they were selected because their profiles indicate they are the ones most likely to become villains. Mettle possesses a body of living Iridium, he is virtually indestructible shown to be able to withstand the intense heat of a flame thrower. His costume is made of “unstable molecules” that Mister Fantastic designed, which is able to adjust to his powers. He has superhuman strength and durability due to his body, but he is unable to transform back into his human form. However due to the tampering of Norman Osborn he is unable to feel the basic of human sensations due to deteriorated nerve endings and remains closed off from the world. Mettle has been shown that he does not know his own strength and is fearful of his powers.

Near mint condition.