The man of steel (in a more literal way) is Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin. otherwise known as Colossus or simply “Peter” to his friends especially his long-time on and off partner Kitty Pryde.
Created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum as a part of the all-new, all-different X-Men in Giant-Size X-Men #1, Peter is a Russian mutant who can shift into mutant form where his skin becomes a powerful metallic covering. While he’s been in and out of the various X-books in recent years, Colossus was a main member of the team from his 1975 debut until he faced the Legacy Virus.
Origin is a great summary book, taking us from his earliest days discovering his mutant ability in Russia up to the point he joined the (at the time) new X-Men.
Unlike the other books in the origins series, we really don’t get anything extra about Colossus in this book, so it is a perfect use of Marvel Unlimited to read. Click the image or here to go straight to the issue. For a better selection of Colossus-focused books, check out this online comic shop here.
Until next time,