But Clark Kent? Total dick.
In one page, we see just how manly Doc is.
So Platinum is rebuffed from the boy, and then comes back (because as noted yesterday, she’s an attention whore).
Even for The Metal Men, the misogyny is flying fast and furious this issue. Normally they “just” diss woman once every few pages. In issue seven it’s basically on every page.
Seriously though, Eva’s just… mean.
You know, I’m blaming Doc for being harsh on women, but let’s look at Eva, his randomly-inserted-for-an-issue girlfriend (circa issue seven)
Doc clearly patterned the Metal Men’s views on women on his own.
One of the worst attempts at innuendo, ever.
I should just start posting these without comment.
Still, what impact will the cosmic rays have on Doc?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but… a misogynist scientist and his ragged band of companions head into space where…
Welcome to another episode of Double Standard Theater.
In the story, someone other than Platinum gets told “I wish I’d never built you, you defective thing, you.”
So the robot-man-dogs hound the Metal Men, but give up when Platinum recites a big speech.
…they’re not dogs.
Oh this is fun… Fussbudget is in Spellcheck! Tin somehow (it’s been a few weeks, sorry) overcomes his eeeevilness, and shrinks back to normal size, but now the Metal Men and Doc have grown to giant size (and oddly, not become evil- maybe not “oddly in Doc’s case). They decide to put Tin in a […]
Yes, it’s yet another page of Doc treating Platinum like trash…
Is a vitch with a capital v.
I think I’m going to start presenting these without comment. I can’t think of anything to say that I haven’t said already.
Like I mentioned at the start of all this, Metal Men can really be used for a paper on Gender Roles in Media. Aside from the Doc/Platinum/Mercury aspects, there’s the plots to issue one and four (which actually continues into 5)
Mysogony! Well, technically it opens with Tin in space, where he’s holding dangerous “space microbes” or some such garbage. Still , it wouldn’t be The Metal Men without an “establishing shot” of the sexist dynamic:
Well, as much as a robot “lives”, anyway. Doc rebuilds Platinum, only this time he decides to make sure she isn’t “defective”.
And no, not her hair. Like I said, one of the cool things about the Metal Men was they keep getting trashed and restored. In issue two Platinum saves the whole team by sacrificing themselves. Normally, Doc would just make another, but they decide to make this interesting:
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