Created by:

Ian Flynn & Ben Bates

Real Name:

Johnny Sterling

Relationship to Predecessor:


Joined New Crusaders:

New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1

First Appearance:

New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1, October 2012


A football star and all-around nice guy, Johnny grew up idolizing his father, who moonlighted as Steel Sterling. Although athletic, the soft-spoken teen enjoys delving into advanced science studies, much to the chagrin of his football coach. His size may be intimidating, but Johnny’s calm-natured demeanor will put you at ease.
Powers & Weapons:

Steel Sterling has magnetic powers, muscles of steel and he has virtually invulnerable skin and the ability to fly. +


Red Circle:
New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1-6
New Crusaders Preview Mini-Comic
New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes TPB

Dark Circle:

New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow Special #1