|The Venture Bros. character|
Patriot themed costume
Ghost Robot (Sidekick)
The Super Gang
Channel Five Action News Team
U.S. Steel is a pro-wrestler-themed superhero with an Uncle Sam motif. His alter ego, Sam Turgen, is a sports reporter on the Channel Five Action News Team television show.
In Any Which Way But Zeus it was revealed that Ghost Robot is his sidekick. U.S. Steel appeared at the end of the episode looking for Ghost Robot, who had earlier been kidnapped by Henchman Zero and apparently killed in gladiatorial combat with Henchman 21. US Steel was presumably unaware of his sidekick's immortality, as he was seen weeping in the absence of Ghost Robot's immediate emergence with the rest of Zero's prisoners when they were freed. The reason for this ignorance has not yet been revealed, though Ghost Robot himself has appeared (unharmed) in subsequent episodes.
- Jackson Publick originally wanted to call the character Uncle Slam, but changed the name to U.S. Steel when a Google search revealed "There's a [...] comic book called Uncle Slam, and he's a wrestler."
- ↑ Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of the Venture Bros. (2018), p. 182