John Henry Irons might have been the most inspired addition to the DC Universe that came out of the “Death of Superman” storyline. As one of the Superman copies who tried to fill his shoes after Doomsday punched him in the face to death with his knuckle bones, John Henry Irons (aka Steel) was the most human and least super-powered of the group, which in turn made him the most likable and impressive. He's kind of like humble, blue collar Batman, with a bit of African American iconography thrown in for good measure.
And then he got his very own movie where he was played by Shaquille O'Neal. It's all very sad.