It is impossible to discuss the armored villain, Metal Ed, and the man inside, Edward Franklin, in the same breath, as they are two very separate, distinct
Growing up during the Cold War era, Edward Franklin’s parents were survivalists. Edward would often watch them design all manner of homemade but
fully operational weapons and equipment. Even so, young Edward, with a genius IQ, was left feeling unimpressed, considering their weaponry to be crude.
Edward wanted to take what he’d learnt from his parents and truly push the boundaries of that field in ways never achieved before. He succeeded.
As an adult, Edward “Ed” Franklin became a weapon designer of the highest calibre.
He’s so skilful in fact that it’s impossible for him to look at his work in any other way than an artist looks at the canvas. Ed genuinely
sees himself as an artist.
But this brings the problems inherent with being such: an artistic temperament. With his timid nature and lack of confidence, this temperament rarely
finds any form of release, and when the opportunity for it to do so arises, the world better watch out!
And that form comes when Ed Franklin designs an incredibly formidable suit of titanium armor to exact revenge on his former business partner and friend,
Despite everything pointing to the contrary, Franklin is unquestionably convinced that Davenport is stealing his inventions following his dismissal from
the firm that he helped build up. Davenport will not even entertain such allegations.
With lucrative government contracts being awarded to Davenport, and a shield of protection permanently around Davenport’s estate, Franklin takes
to the suit of armor for the attack and becomes…
Through which all his frustrations and grievances are finally aired.
Unrelenting, unstoppable, and with a flamboyant wit, Metal Ed will be a major threat to not only Victor Davenport and his associates, but to all of society
… and anyone who stands in his way.