IRON MAN v1 #201-300 (1985-1994)
Tony Stark/Iron Man has to sort out his post-Stane problems…and they’ve only just begun! Can Shellhead solve the mystery of Beth Cabe and Madame Masque? And…is that A.I.M. rearing their collective ugly heads? You betcha! Guest-starring Hawkeye, Mockingbird and Tigra!
What?? A filler issue already?? But it ain’t a bad one! Ka-Zar (of all people) gets a tour of the WCA’s compound — just in time for the Fixer to attack! Check out Shellhead with just his helmet and iron shorts on!
Back to our regularly scheduled creative team! Can Tony get his fortune back? With the help of Hank Pym, he’s sure gonna try! Cool microscopic-cyberspace action! Meanwhile, will Bethany Cabe succeed in thwarting the conniving Masque?
Awesome Shellhead vs. A.I.M. undersea action!! IM must snatch nasty Dr. Atlanta from the rogue scientist organization — to save Beth Cabe! See the spectacular power of the Silver Centurion armor showcased — and how — as IM carries a submarine two kilometers in the air!
Iron Man v1 #205
The resurrection gambit
Fecha: 1986.04| Créditos: Dennis O’Neil (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #48, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Combate en el cielo (Panini).
A.I.M. rogue scientist Yorgon Tykkio revives Shellhead’s old nemesis M.O.D.O.K.!! The action is first-rate, showcasing the armament of the new red and silver armor! Meanwhile, Bethany Cabe has to track down her husband! Stark begins construction of his space station!
The West Coast Avengers have to release Goliath — and boy, does he go out to get revenge! It looks like Hawkeye and Mockingbird are about to bite the dust, until Iron Man arrives! You’ll love how IM finishes this battle!
Those nasty A.I.M. dudes sabotage a satellite which Stark’s space shuttle puts into orbit — and it enables them to take over the island of Boca Caliente!! Elsewhere, Beth Cabe locates her husband!
Witness the reason Dave Michelinie and Bob Layton quickly got rid of the Silver Centurion’s»Chameleon Effect» — it is plainly over-used in this ish. One could ask himself, «Why not use it all the time?» A.I.M. threatens the U.S. with nuclear missile attack, and Shellhead has to prevent it, despite the U.S. government’s warnings to the contrary! Meanwhile, Bethany Cabe gives her hubby the word: «Divorce!»
Iron Man v1 #209
A renaissance of magic
Fecha: 1986.08| Créditos: Dennis O’Neil (Guiones), Rick Hoberg (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #50, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Cuando muere la inocencia (Panini).
Ugh. Iron Man teams up with the Werewolf to stop Morgan Le Fey from influencing a modern-day woman. Magic + Iron Man = LAME
Iron Man v1 #210
Fecha: 1986.09| Créditos: Danny Fingeroth (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #50, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Cuando muere la inocencia (Panini).
Decent filler showcasing Happy Hogan’s struggles to «find himself,» notably by «locating» a hot new boxing prospect. Unfortunately for him — and Tony Stark — that prospect turns out to be…Spymaster!!
Iron Man v1 #211
Seeing the light
Fecha: 1986.10| Créditos: Howard Mackie (Guiones), Alex Saviuk (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #51, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Cuando muere la inocencia (Panini).
While working on a communications satellite in space, Iron Man unwittingly sets free….the Living Laser!! Once back on Earth, LL is quite disoriented, but he sure is up for a fight! As a matter of fact, Rhodey suits up in armor to give Tony a hand in mopping up! Meanwhile, Bethany Cabe thwarts some German thugs, but at the cost of her husband’s life!
Iron Man v1 #212
Fecha: 1986.11| Créditos: Danny Fingeroth (Guiones), Dwayne Turner (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #51, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Cuando muere la inocencia (Panini).
Offbeat tale featuring Clytemnestra’s friend, Dominic Fortune! And what the heck is that — the Iron Monger armor?? Yep, sure is! But who’s in it? Standard filler fare.
Iron Man v1 #213
Fecha: 1986.12| Créditos: Danny Fingeroth (Guiones), Javier Saltares (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #52, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Cuando muere la inocencia (Panini).
In a story that doesn’t belong in Iron Man, Dom Fortune searches for his pop’s arch-enemy. IM is delegated to co-star of his own mag, and Saltares’ rendition of the Silver Centurion is gruesome! But hey — Bob Layton does the cover, so that alone ups the rating one extra ‘pulsor!
Iron Man v1 #214
Bring me Spider-Woman
Fecha: 1987.01| Créditos: Danny Fingeroth (Guiones), Tom Morgan (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #52, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Cuando muere la inocencia (Panini).
The government wants Spider-Woman in custody for her part in setting the Avengers free from the Vault (in Avengers Annual #15). Agent Val Cooper demands that Iron Man track her down. He does, but for his own reasons! But — the Seekers are out for her, too! See: the Chameleon Effect overused yet again! Morgan’s art is better here than that in his miserable run later on.
Iron Man v1 #215
The shattered sky
Fecha: 1987.02| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #53, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Tony is at the doctors and finds out that something in his armor is affecting him. Stark Enterprises’ new site is introduced. The scientist supreme sabotages the space shuttle. Tony suits up and jets to the space station. Rhodey is on board aready with AIM terrorist as well. Iron Man places new equipment in as he finds out the enemy is on board. A battle ensues and AIM unleashes a deadly organism. AIM escapes with the shuttle, Iron Man shows up to their suicide plot. With no way to get Rhodey back to earth, Rhodey dones the Classic Red & Gold armor to fly back to earth. But the blast damaged teh armor and rhodey starts to burn up inside.
Iron Man v1 #216
Requiescat and revenge
Fecha: 1987.03| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #53, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Rhodey in the classic red & gold armor is on fire. tony gets him to the hospital. Tony goes to his island house to strike at AIM in Boca Caliente. Tony sets a trap for AIM and we find out that Cly is now working for AIM by helping the scientist supreme escape. Iron Man goes to Chameleon mode to find its the system causing him his nervous system problems. Iron Man takes out an small army but gets overwhelmed before Rhodey comes to the rescue. Cly takes out the scientist supreme before a aircraft takes her out. Iron Man forces AIM out of Boca Caliente.
Iron Man v1 #217
Fecha: 1987.04| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #54, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Tony at work on the armor designs and then meets the press to introduce the first day of Stark Enterprises. Rhodey gets a surprise gift and Tony finds a new PR hire. Rhodey’s gift is a trojan horse weapon and Iron Man comes to save the day. We find out its from Hammer
Iron Man v1 #218
Fecha: 1987.05| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Bob Layton (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #54, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Undersea Armor introduced. Tony is held out at gunpoint by communist Russians. Tony searches for a man that knows of undersea decomposing canisters. With the new armor, Tony goes undersea, fights some bad guys and gets the decomposing canisters.
Iron Man v1 #219
Fecha: 1987.06| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Bob Layton (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #55, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
And introducing the Ghost. Tony goes jogging on the beach on his way to Accutech. A fire is on the heels of the complex before Iron Man puts it out. Corporate dealings happen and weird things happen. Iron Man investigates to find out its a Ghost. They and Iron Man wins, but the Ghost escapes.
Iron Man v1 #220
Ghost of a chance
Fecha: 1987.07| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #55, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Tony sleeps in his armor to feel safe. The Spymaster and the Ghost tangle, before Tony jumps in the battle. The ghost kills Spymaster and Tony’s in the classic red & gold armor again.
Iron Man v1 #221
Ghost in the machine
Fecha: 1987.08| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #56, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
The Ghost plots to destroy Anthony Stark while Iron Man stops a muscle bound loser. Paranoia sets in and a trap is set. The Ghost is defeated.
Iron Man v1 #222
Fecha: 1987.09| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #56, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Preludio a la Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Iron Man demolishes and heads back to his new Southern California home and Mrs. Arbogast makes her return. Tony tries to get the party while there’s a traffic jam to be cleared. Iron Man gets the call to make a pregnant woman to the hospital and to help with a landslide in Malibu. Tony finally gets to the party but no ones there. Brie Daniels introduced. Force foreshadowed to attack Iron Man
Iron Man v1 #223
Fecha: 1987.10| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #57, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
The Force takes out his boss’s ship, Justin Hammer. Hammer activates the safelok circuit. And the Force heads back North. Tony and Rhodey shop for a Rolex as they are introduced to Rae LaCoste. The Force attacks Stark Enterprises but gives up after Iron Man shows up. Iron Man helps the Force escape the armor. But Hammer sends the Beetle, Blizzard, and Blacklash to eliminate Clay Wilson, the Force.
Iron Man v1 #224
Fecha: 1987.11| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Bob Layton (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #57, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Clay is about to get whacked as Tony stands by helplessly. The cop delays the three before Rhodey comes rushing in with a van. They escape to an underground structure. After a carefully planned bait and fight, Iron Man and the Force take them out and Clay Wilson is no more and Carl Walker is born.
Iron Man v1 #225
Stark Wars 1/7
Fecha: 1987.12| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #54-55, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Iron Man takes some armor practice with some Stinger Class missiles. Ms Shannon Sinclair introduced at the test site. Tony Stark examines Force’s armor and finds out that there is Stark technology in its more essential parts! Tony is burdened with the fact that others may have his technology and that many people could have been hurt from the stolen technology. Tony goes to the army demo as Iron Man but the burden of the stolen weighs heavily on his heart. Even a evening out with Brie Daniels doesn’t cheer him up. With a desperate phone call to Clay (Force) takes Tony to the edge. Tony sets out to destroy all Stark technology in armors. With help from Abe, Rhodey, and Scott Lang (Ant-man II), they steal a file with a list of armored operatives of Justin Hammer. They find out that it was Spymaster that stole the technology. Tony talks the high road (legal) and the low road. Iron Man takes out Stilt-Man & The Mauler before moving on to the Controller. With the slow legal
Iron Man v1 #226
Stark Wars 2/7: Glitch
Fecha: 1988.01| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #55, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
The Raiders skyjack an air carrier to steal some technology. Iron Man shows up and they fight it out before the Raiders fall to the Man of Iron! The press get on the bandwagon & the heat comes down on Iron Man. Edwin Cord and «Project Firepower» foreshadowed. Stingray is targeted while Tony puts out some flames at the West Coast Avenger camp before a tennis match with Rae La Coste. Iron Man goes after Stingray, but finds out his armor has no Stark Technology in it. Tony fires Iron Man publicly.
Iron Man v1 #227
Stark Wars 3/7: The last Mandroid
Fecha: 1988.02| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #56, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Iron Man furiously takes on the Beetle at an auction. The Beetle gets taken out. Tony sneaks into his own home, smooth some edges with the West Coast Avengers, and sets up a trap with S.H.I.E.L.D. Mandroids in mind. Tony makes a visit to Ling McPherson and reminisce about the past, including Bethany Cabe. Tony heads back to set the trap for S.H.I.E.L.D. The Mandroids are taken out. The Captain, Steve Rogers shows up to ask for help and then some.
Iron Man v1 #228
Stark Wars 4/7: Who guards the Guardsmen?
Fecha: 1988.03| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #56-57, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Tony makes a new shield for Steve Rogers, the Captain. Tony and Rhodey devise a plan to take out the Guardsmen in the Vault. Steve Rogers shows up to deter Tony from carrying out his plans, but Tony doesn’t heed the advice. Iron Man and Rhodey enter the Vault and fuse some empty Guardsmen before the big fight. The Captain shows up to stop it, but does no good. The criminals in the Vault escape.
Iron Man v1 #229
Stark Wars 5/7: Red snow
Fecha: 1988.04| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #57, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
The West Coast Avengers finally come knocking at the door and ask Iron Man is stop the vendetta. Tony does not reply and storms off. The Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man think that Iron Man is going to go after them. Tony designs a Stealth armor to travel to Russia. With the aid of a rocket booster, Iron Man ditches Rhodey and jets off to Russia. In a sneak attack, he catches the Titanium Man off guard, but the Crimson Dynamo shows up too. Iron Man takes out the Crimson Dynamo first but his second fuser is destroyed before he retires the Titanium Man. In heated battle, the Titanium Man has the upper hand. Titanium Man burns to death in a freak battle accident. Iron Man is asked to leave the West Coast Avengers.
Iron Man v1 #230
Stark Wars 6/7: The day the hero died
Fecha: 1988.05| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #58, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
The government sees some Firepower simulations since they financed the project. Jack Target is the pilot of Firepower. The government & Edwin Cord devise a plan to take down Iron Man. Tony & Rhodey looks back at the events and ponders if it has been worth it. Tony , Rhodey, & Abe Zimmer create a «tapeworm» plan at Accutech. This tapeworm spreads to every system on earth and erases all Stark technology. Justin Hammer’s Trancorp loses its Stark technology files. Firepower goes into action for a test run. Tony plugs one last hole by making a trip to his satellite to track radiation given off by Stark technology. In a scan, he finds that there’s one more area, one more glitch. Tony finds out what the glitch is when Senator Boynton shows up at his office to tell Tony of the trap they are setting for Iron Man. Iron Man shows up at the trap to take out the glitch. The glitch is Firepower. Then Firepower puts a beating on Iron Man before he’s destroyed!
Iron Man v1 #231
Stark Wars 7/7: Reborn again
Fecha: 1988.06| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Mark D. Bright (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #58-59, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
The news report of the demise of Iron Man. We find out that Tony & Rhodey put blood bags into the armor and sent a hollow armor to be destroyed. Tony tells Rhodey that Iron Man will no longer be, that he’s putting that technology to sleep. Firepower runs through some test, but Edwin Cord has other plans for him. Firepower rebels and starts to take out Stark operations around the world. Tony sees the destruction of Firepower. The next few weeks, Tony designs and makes a new armor to take out Firepower, but Tony plans on destroying the armor right after that. At a Stark event, Firepower shows up to crash the party. Just as Firepower crashes in, we are introduced to the new Iron Man! A great battle ensues as we are introduced to a new sequencing computer, an energy shield, redesigned pulse bolts, improved propulsion system, & better maneuverability. Iron Man takes out Firepower with ease and shows a bit of his darker side. Tony decides that its best to keep the armor to protect innocents from the likes of people like Firepower and Edwin Cord. Tony vows to keep his technology out of the hands of other people, before he goes for a good nights sleep.
Iron Man v1 #232
Stark Wars Epilogue: Intimate enemies
Fecha: 1988.07| Créditos: David Michelinie, Barry Windsor-Smith (Guiones), Barry Windsor-Smith (Dibujos)| Edición española: MARVEL HEROES #59, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: La Guerra de las Armaduras (Panini).
Iron Man is searching for something to kill. He reaches the creatures liar. They fight and the helmet gets blast off. Tony is among dead people. Rhodey is their in the red & gold armor throwing dead corpse into a fire, which Rhodey says are Tony’s victims. Tony and Rhodey converse as Tony tries to fight off the demons. Tony’s tied up as the monster shows up. They fight again, but Tony can’t win. With the advise from Rhodey, Tony turns around the power and take it to the monster……. Tony wakes from his dream or nightmare. Tony reconciles his guilt and moves on.
Iron Man v1 #233
Fecha: 1988.08| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #58, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
An Stane International satellite is hurling towards Laguna Beach and Iron Man is to rescue them, even if they don’t even know it. Iron Man takes care of the it as a new reporter, Tina Sanchez recaps the Armor Wars. Tony runs into some corporate scene. Edwin Cord plans on ruining Tony’s press conference. Kathleen Dare is introduced at a charity polo match. Rhodey and Marse clear the air and start their relationship over. Scott Lang was contracted to hook up the lines and finds one that he didn’t set up. Scott turns into the Ant-man and takes out Edwin Cords goons. Edwin is not happy.
Iron Man v1 #234
Fecha: 1988.09| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN (v1) #58, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Iron Man is at the 31st Annual Conclave event. Tony is there trying to increase Iron Man’s good image. Peter Parker is around taking pictures. Kathy Dare shows up. Radiation Man is up to no good as Spider-Man comes snooping around. The two meet and start to rumble, but Radiation Man gets the upper hand and knocks Spidey out. Vic lets Tony in on some Stane secrets and Iron Man starts to snoop around the convention only to bump into Radiation Man. Spidey gets into a radiation suit and joins in the battle. The two use their heads to beat Radiation Man.
Iron Man v1 #235
Epitaph in grey
Fecha: 1988.10| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #1, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
An exhibit of Paul St. Pierre on a Rodeo Drive art gallery. Rhodey & Marcy are out on the town when they see the exhibit. A St. Pierre pieces show up at Rae’s Estate because she loves his art. Tony has agreed to go to a party of St. Pierre with Rae. Rhodey picks Tony up in a Helicopter and they go back to Tony’s estate. Kathleen Dare shows up unexpectedly. Rae sends a St. Pierre statue to Tony’s and Kathy’s disgust. Marcy recognizes one of the statues and does some research about it. Iron Man testes the Stark Enterprises’ defense systems. Marcy does some more research at Cindy’s only to find that St. Pierre may be behind this whole mess. The big party is at hand and Marcy snoops around before St. Pierre shows up to reveal he’s really the Grey Gargoyle!
Iron Man v1 #236
Fecha: 1988.11| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #2, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Grey Gargoyle goes after Marcy and turns her into stone. St. Pierre goes back to the party and Tony finds his tires slashed. Rhodey gets worried about Marcy and asks Tony for help. St. Pierre gets worried and decides to disappear. Rhodey finds out Marcy’s immediate family is white and that she was adopted. Tony samples the statue he has and finds its alive and that it could only be the Grey Gargoyle. Rhodey finds out it was St. Pierre and hunts him down. Iron Man shows up and Grey Gargoyle runs. The two battle when Iron Man catches up. But Grey Gargoyle runs scared while Iron Man lets him go while trying to save lives. Rhodey and Marcy reunited.
Iron Man v1 #237
Fecha: 1988.12| Créditos: David Michelinie (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #3, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Iron Man is in a satellite. Iron Man flashes back to how he got there. Tony settles for 3 millions for the Vault fiasco and then fires Bert. The Justice Department shows up to ask for Iron Man’s help. Tony deals some lawsuits away for Iron Man’s service. Back to the satellite. Iron Man investigates and finds out a little bit more of what he’s up against. A search ensues. Iron Man finds the monster but decides that he doesn’t want to fight it, but ends up fighting anyway. In battle of wits, Iron Man wins, but ponders the deep thoughts of the evils of the world.
Iron Man v1 #238
Two live or die in L.A.
Fecha: 1989.01| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #4, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
An earthquake?! No, it’s the Rhino busting in to bust out Donny Gill. Tony’s at the race track and wins the race but not before Kathy Dare is there to ruin it. Iron Man does a commercial. Madam Masque gets shot and replaced. Felix Alverez introduced as Tony’s new lawyer. Rhodey and Marcy kick back at the gym. Tony meets up with Steven Rogers to settle some things. Tony hears of the Rhino and goes to the rescue. Iron Man defeats the Rhino easily. The Ghost returns.
Iron Man v1 #239
Fecha: 1989.02| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #5, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Blacklash, Blizzard, & Boomerang fight the Ghost. The three get a beating. Tony has a little R&R with Rae and they talk about Kathleen Dare. Kathy than spoils the R&R with an emergency call to get an opinion on a dress. Tony’s mad as hell and lets Kathy have it. Tony goes back to the office to take care of business. Tony takes care of business by going to Rome. Justine Hammer lets Blacklash, Blizzard, & Boomerang have a yelling. Tony and Rhodey arrive to Rome and changes into Iron Man. The Ghost reveals that he’s going to take down Electronica Fabrizzi. Tony and Justin hammer dine. Iron Man inspects Electronica Fabrizzi and finds the Ghost there. They battle and the Ghost plants a intangibility unit on it and Iron Man can’t touch a thing!
Iron Man v1 #240
Fecha: 1989.03| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Jackson Guice (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #6, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Iron Man has been turned intangible by the Ghost. Tony EMPs the device the Rhodey blasts the thing off. The Ghost pays Justin Hammer a visit, but instead of killing him, he takes off and makes some threats. Tony & Rhodey prepare for battle, but gets rudely interrupted by Kathy Dare. Iron Man goes back to Electronica Fabrizzi to take care of the Ghost. Iron Man takes out Boomerang, Blacklash, & Blizzard. The Ghost blows the joint up and gos after Hammer, but Hammer gets away.
Iron Man v1 #241
Fecha: 1989.04| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Denys Cowan (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #7, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Iron Man chases the killer of Huang Hao, but only to have him turn to dust. The Police comes and Tony is getting suspicious about the obstacles he’s facing in Hong Kong. We find out the its the Mandarin doing the dirty work (note: it’s based in Hong Kong and has lots of Chinese people, was there any doubt?). Dare pulls another stunt that drives Tony mad as hell. Tony meets with Zhang Tong while Rhodey gets captured. Iron Man to the rescue. Iron Man goes through goons wearing Mandarin’s rings. Iron Man reaches the Mandarin but can’t do anything until he rescue’s the rest of his crew.
Iron Man v1 #242
Fecha: 1989.05| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Alan Kupperberg (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #8, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Morir y vivir en Los Ángeles (Panini).
Tony loses a fight the Zhang Tong on the executive bargaining table. Iron Man goes to rescue his crew who’s been captured by the Mandarin. The Mandarin’s origin is revealed throught the eyes of Li Fong. Tony enlists the help of Soo Lin to get his crew out. As part of the deal, Iron Man is to fight the Mandarin in a film shoot. Soo Lin gets some guns to Rhodey and they escape. Iron Man takes out the Mandarin and goes home, but sees that its been broken into. TONY STARK is SHOT!
Tony Stark is taken to the Hospital. There’s a media frenzy there and news gets out fast. Friends like Mrs. A & Rhodey protect Tony. Other friends wish him the best as they watch from TV. Rae La Coste brings in the best surgens, Tigra makes visit, & Hammer is going to lose a competitor. The origin or highlights of Tony’s career are broadcast over the airwaves. News comes that Tony is going to live, but he’s never going to walk again.
Iron Man v1 #244
Yesterday… and tomorrow
Fecha: 1989.07| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Bob Layton (Dibujos)| Edición española: IRON MAN v2 #10-11, Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Ayer… y mañana (Panini).
Rhodey carries Tony to his wheelchair and heads for a board meeting. He’s finding it hard at first and people don’t know how to react to he’s new condition. Roxxon makes moves. Tony ask Rhodey to don the armor again and than rejection asking Bare Daniels out on a date. Tony thinks while Rhodey and Clay Wilson (Force) try to hold the fort. Tony tries to pat the time with Rae La Coste. The Fixer causes more trouble. Tony remembers the past . . . Joanna. Joanna Nivena. Meeting at an auction on a private yacht, they think of days past. The war, the grey armor, Rhodey helping him escape, the whole nine yards to them breaking up. Tony’s trip memory lane leads him to redesign the armor. The Fixer comes back to find the real IRON MAN!
Tony is still having a lot of difficulty adjusting to being crippled, preferring the Iron Man armor to his regular life as Tony Stark. Meanwhile, the Dreadnoughts are up to something, which means the Maggia is up to something, which means Madame Masque is….hey, wait — isn’t she dead?? Smith’s version of IM isn’t quite up to snuff, but oh well….
The Maggia mystery continues — and somehow the FBI is involved! Who is Madame Masque?? An FBI agent requests Iron Man’s assistance is tracking down some Maggia bigwigs, but guess who shows up? A.I.M.!!! Classic Moment: Kathy Dare, escorted by former Stark attorney (now her lawyer) Bert Hindel, confronting Tony in a parking lot.
Iron Man is contacted by A.I.M. and Hydra to request his assistance is halting the recent Maggia aggression against both rival organizations. Apparently the Hulk is, too (and I have no idea what was going on with the Hulk in his own title at the time — he’s the gray version at this juncture)!! IM and Hulk make quick work of some Dreadnoughts, and IM even captures Madame Masque — albeit briefly. It’s revealed that the FBI had been working with the Maggia to help destroy A.I.M. and Hydra!
SE computer whiz Abe Zimmer discovers a possible cure for Tony’s paralysis via the ‘web — and Stark is in a frenzy to take advantage of it! He even buys the company which manufactures the special «biochips» when some doctors have some reservations about using them on humans! Also, the trial of Kathy Dare begins — and ends! Great last splash page — but you’d better enjoy it while it lasts, Tony (‘cause you have only about 10 issues in which to enjoy it…!)
A mysterious artifact of unimaginable power appears in front of Doc Doom — and an identical artifact materializes at Stark Enterprises! What the heck is going on?? Well, if you remember about 100 issues ago….!! Vic V.D. launches an assault on SE to get the second half of the artifact; he succeeds, but when the two pieces are joined together, both he and Iron Man are whisked away to parts unknown!!
Iron Man v1 #250
Acts of Vengeance: Recurring knightmare
Fecha: 1989.12| Créditos: David Michelinie, Bob Layton (Guiones), Bob Layton (Dibujos)| Edición española: Marvel Gold. Iron Man: Ayer… y mañana (Panini).
Double-sized anniversary issue which follows Doc Doom and Shellhead to….the future!! Specifically, it is the year 2093, and a pre-teen King Arthur is behind the previous issue’s artifact’s machinations! There’s treachery afoot in this supposedly serene future — evil versions of IM and Doc Doom are plotting an overthrow of the planet! See: Andros Stark, grandson of Arno (IM 2020), who is one nasty dude! See: the current Doc Doom — still alive, but almost completely a machine! Layton, who is usually better as an inker, does an outstanding job as both artist and inker here — his IM 2093 is brutal, and Bob sure makes him appear that way!
Michelinie and Layton are gone, and boy will you miss ‘em! This first of a two-part story is miserable — the story is wretched and Trimpe’s art, while always stiff, is made atrocious by Milgrom’s inks. The Wrecker is after Iron Man because this is an «Acts of Vengeance» issue (remember them?).
Continued from last ish: Now it’s Chemistro, master of the «transmuting gun,» that’s after Shellhead. The dialogue is awful as is the art (again). And just how in the heck does Chemistro’s gun actually work? You think a big brain like Stark would be more inquisitive! «I Don’t Read IM Too Much Dept.»: Stark Enterprises has a Stark Industries sign on its property on pg. 13. Good going, Dwayne!
What do you get when you combine stand-up comedy, an old Stark acquaintance, organized crime and… the Iron Monger? One crazy, mixed-up issue, that’s what!! Gene Colan ain’t what he used to be
Did you know that Bob Layton was supposed to take over the reins of IM for himself around this time — as writer and artist (to one degree or another)? Yep — and this is probably the first ish of such. Iron Man is after Madame Masque, but she stays ahead of him! But what makes this ish noteworthy is the rebirth of… Spymaster! The Taskmaster trains a group of recruits and the winner claims the Spymaster title! Also, kick-ass splash pages on the first and last page may be worth the cost of the ish alone!
Hey! We were promised the return of John Romita Jr. last issue! Oh well… another filler ish as Layton tries to work out his troubles with Marvel. Not as bad as you may remember — some nutty character named Freak Quincy shows up on SE property and causes a «freak» accident (with the help of a Russian hero named Devastator) leading to IM and the Crimson Dynamo switching minds!
Iron Man is trapped aboard his space station after agreeing to a mission in cooperation with another company — which will kill off the deadly A.I.M. virus still infesting the station! A.I.M. had an ace-in-the-hole, and Tony barely escapes with his life! It’s great to see JR Jr. back, but it would’ve been even better if Layton’s version of «Armor Wars II» had gotten published other than what we’ll see coming! (You can read all about Bob’s version of «Armor Wars II» at his website.)
An absolutely miserable filler ish which has Stark and Rhodey flying to Japan to meet with nutty robotics genius Yoshida Asano (aka Samurai Steel). It tries for historical relevance, but falls flat.
Well, it looks like Byrne got the nod to do «AW II» after things didn’t work out with Layton. «AW II» is a very cool concept, but a total misnomer (like, where’s all the armor??). This is the first chapter: Stark has mysterious pains in his back and shoulder, and we meet the enigmatic Kearson DeWitt! Also, someone is trashing SE’s nuclear facility! It looks like it’s…the Titanium Man??
The Titanium Man is back from the dead to haunt Iron Man and SE…or is he? (By the way, this is supposedly the Gremlin T-Man, not Boris Bullski.) Later, Tony wakes up….after three days!? The mysterious DeWitt is behind it obviously, but what, exactly? The T-Man attacks again at the end of the ish — but it turns out to be… The Living Laser!! Oh yeah — the Mandarin shows up, too!
The Living Laser is back — and how!! IM and LL really go at it, until DeWitt acts on the orders of his superiors, the Marrs Twins, to «shut down» Tony Stark! Elsewhere, the Mandarin and Fin Fang Foom are up to something!
Side-by-side stories (each page split) of Iron Man’s travails against the mysterious Kearson DeWitt and the Mandarin’s exploits with the equally baffling Chen Hsu. Tony uses his «encephalo» circuitry to manipulate a remote unit of armor to rescue him, while the Marrs twins reveal more of their nasty plot!
SE’s best medical minds cannot find anything wrong with Tony Stark, but this certainly doesn’t convince Tony! The plot to «override» Stark’s nervous system is wholly revealed, and it seems to work perfectly — until Jim Rhodes steps in! He and Tony find a way to defeat DeWitt’s manipulations — using the «Encephalo Armor!» Elsewhere, Fin Fang Foom and the Mandarin plot.
Fin Fang Foom goes on the rampage in China — until the enigmatic Chen Hsu throws him back into slumberville! Back at SE, Tony tests his body inside the Encephalo Armor, which works fine, but he reveals that he «cannot feel his own body at all!» Then, to make matters worse, the Living Laser attacks anew! But this time, Wonder Man and Hank Pym lend a hand!
Tony and Rhodey continue to determine just how to thwart — and defeat — the machinations of Kearson DeWitt. Union guys harrass other SE employees, demanding to see Stark. But, they get Iron Man, who, shortly after scaring the union dudes, inexplicably falls to the earth — unconscious! Elsewhere: the Mandarin sub-plot continues to build!
Union members pound on the apparently lifeless body of Iron Man — until he suddenly sits bolt upright emitting a blood-curdling scream!! Behind this is — yep — Kearson DeWitt, who has uttered «It’s time to show Mr. Anthony Stark his long travail is only barely begun.» Rhodey snags the out-of-control IM (who is flying wildly all over southern California) and discovers the Marrs helicopter following them! IM then takes the fight right into DeWitt’s lair — until DeWitt himself confronts Shellhead — in armor!
The finale of «Armor Wars II!» (Hey — and we finally see some armor in this saga!) It’s Kearson DeWitt vs. Tony Stark — armor vs. armor! It’s a battle royal whose only weakness is the very weak background art. Rhodey arrives (armored up!) in the proverbial nick to save Stark’s hide, and they combine their power to blast DeWitt’s armor to hades! Upon their victory, Stark reveals he has no idea who DeWitt is!
Iron Man battles the lame Vibro, and has a hard time w/him due to his deteriorating nervous system. But, after a willful victory, Shellhead thinks back to his origin. Byrne takes apparent care not to mention «Vietnam,» opting instead for «Southeast Asia.» The Mandarin subplot continues….
Tony/IM continues to think back to his origin, while pondering his present-day fate (which ain’t good). Byrne adds to the IM-origin mythos, injecting the Mandarin into the Wong Chu intrigue. Neat weaving of the (drawn-out) Mandy subplot into Tony’s memories. We also get to see that Wong Chu survived IM’s attack from TOS #39, but he didn’t make it past Mandy’s wrath! Great panel featuring the many IM armors on pg. 29.
Opener featuring the Mandarin chopping up some hapless opponents with his martial arts prowess. *Yawn.* How long will this be drawn out? Meanwhile, Tony and Rhodey try to put off the «inevitable» (Stark’s death) as long as possible (Tony constructs his «neuro-web» to assist his decaying nervous system). Hey — do ‘ya think the call from the Chinese embassy to Tony will somehow get Mandy involved?? Oh yeah — the Black Widow shows up!
Tony and Rhodey (in the IM armor) fly to China as Dr. Su Yin may hold the key to curing Tony of his nerve degeneration! But — Mandarin «feels» that Stark is in his country (hooo boy!). China’s bigwigs do not want Stark’s money for the medical help, they want IM’s services to rid them of Mandy!
It’s Rhodey in the Iron Man armor vs. Fin Fang Foom! Meanwhile, Tony is examined by Dr. Su Yin to see if she can do anything about his nerve condition.
In Red China, Rhodey (in the Iron Man armor) lies defeated at the foot of Fin Fang Foom! When Chinese officials show Tony Stark pix of his fallen comrade, Tony must remotely summon a new empty suit of armor to pick up the fight. With revealing flashbacks to the alien origin of Finny and the Mandarin’s power rings, an appearance by Mandy himself, and some of the clumsiest wooing Tony Stark has ever engaged in (with neurological specialist Su Yin), this one’s a full package. Too bad the art team is less than stellar.
Alien dragons (disguised as humans) all across China are responding to Chen Hsu’s telepathic commands! Meanwhile, Tony is battling Fin Fang Foom via an IM suit controlled by an «encephalo band» (an early version of the upcoming Telepresence connection)! Rhodey, still in armor, gets smacked around by the Mandarin, while Tony flies off — and the alien dragons converge on Mandy and Rhodey!
The origin of the Chinese dragon legend according to Byrne! The dragons want their rings back — but Mandy is loath to give ‘em up! Elsewhere, Su Yin tells Tony the «white lie» that she can probably help his medical condition. It’s great to see former IM artist Mark Bright back; his last splash page is worth the price of the ish alone!
Double-sized conclusion to the «Dragon Seed» saga. It’s Iron Man vs. the dragons — and the Mandarin…? Is he with Shellhead or against him? Byrne tries to make this a story of cosmic proportions, but it doesn’t seem to quite make it. Like the rest of this yarn, this ish seems too drawn-out. Mandy ends up «handless,» while Tony ponders death. Features a small story at the end where Tony meets the beautiful Su Yin’s husband
Despite his rapidly deteriorating nervous system, Tony Stark suits up to help old ally Black Widow stop Oktober, the ultimate Soviet sleeper agent, from starting World War III! Lightning-fast pacing and a clever twist help overcome the mediocre art.
Continued from last ish: «Oktober» (aka the Black Widow) succeeds in launching U.S. ICBMs which will start World War III! Only Shellhead can stop ‘em in time! You may wonder just how in the world IM caught up to those missiles so quickly (I certainly did!)!!
The beginning of the Kaminski era!! And Len shows us his strength right from the start — science and technology. This ish is part 6 of the «Galactic Storm» saga where the Avengers infiltrate a huge Kree space station. IM has on his upgraded Space Armor, and its internal armor read-outs are simply spectacular! And tell me Len isn’t a Star Trek fan — check out his battle with Shatterax!
Part 13 of «Operation: Galactic Storm.» The Avengers are held captive on the Kree homeworld of Hala — except for Shellhead and Goliath (aka Hawkeye). Again, the Space Armor’s internal schematics are first-rate, especially those featured in the battle against Ronan the Accuser!
Iron Man v1 #280
Fecha: 1992.05| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #1, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 1 (Panini).
Tony Stark’s hold on life is ever more tenuous, as the «Galactic Storm» has ended. However, a race known as «The Stark» need their «god’s» assistance in preserving their world! So, they zap him from the past to the 28th century! The concept of The Stark is way cool (see Guardians of the Galaxy), and with Kaminski’s tech-writing, this story rocks!
Iron Man v1 #281
The Masters of Silence
Fecha: 1992.06| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #1, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 1 (Panini).
Stark Enterprises is set up as the fall guy in a Japanese nuclear accident, but the CEO of Akane Fusion doesn’t know this and hence dispatches the Masters of Silence to rid the world of Tony Stark! Very cool «villains» (quotes b/c the Masters aren’t really villains) and a landmark issue for the last page alone — the debut of the WAR MACHINE armor! Wiacek compliments Hopgood’s art quite nicely.
All-out action» describes this ish to a tee — it’s Iron Man in the radically different War Machine armor vs. the Masters of Silence! Rhodey is assigned the task of finding out exactly who is behind the set-up of SE, and he goes toe-to-toe with Nick Fury to get the info! The tables turn once the info is revealed to the Masters, as they now team up with Iron Man to go after…. Justin Hammer!
Iron Man v1 #283
Put the Hammer down
Fecha: 1992.08| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #2, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 1 (Panini).
All-out mayhem as Iron Man (in the War Machine armor) and the Masters of Silence invade Justin Hammer’s Pacific fortress! Rarely have you seen such a kick-ass IM as you do here. Page 12 is completely without words, but it speaks volumes! Hammer is finally nabbed by Stark….but will it come back to haunt him??
Iron Man v1 #284
Legacy of iron
Fecha: 1992.09| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #3, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 1 (Panini).
Tony Stark is….DEAD?? Yep, it’s true. Well, in the medical sense of the word. Actually, he’s thrust in cryogenic suspension until scientific wiz’ Erica Sondheim and Abe Zimmer can find a way to repair Tony’s nervous system. Jim Rhodes is handed the mantle of Stark Enterprises…and Iron Man (which is a modified War Machine armor, actually)!! These happenings lead to two things — the ditching of Marcy Pearson and the piqued curiosity of the new Spymaster!
Iron Man v1 #285
Ashes to ashes
Fecha: 1992.10| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #3, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 1 (Panini).
It’s Tony Stark’s «funeral,» and practically everyone associated with Tony is there — even Kathy Dare??? Oh yeah, a few other guys show up uninvited: Spymaster, Blacklash, Beetle and Blizzard! But Rhodey more than holds his own as Iron Man…until the West Coast Avengers show up!!
Iron Man v1 #286
Dust to dust
Fecha: 1992.11| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #4, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 1 (Panini).
The West Coast Avengers don’t believe the new Iron Man’s (Rhodey’s) claims that he is the Golden Avenger (maybe ‘cause he’s now black and silver?). Rhodey tries to convince the team he’s the good guy, even as Spymaster and Co. wake up! Meanwhile, the frozen Tony Stark «dreams» back to his youth. Semi-Noteworthy Dept.: Kathy Dares dies — by blowing her brains out!
Hoooo-boy! Some dude named Atom Smasher is after Stane International for lousy handling of nuclear materials. Since Stane Int’l became part of SE back a few issues ago (#283, actually), it’s now Rhodey’s problem! So, off zooms IM to confront the bad-guy….but ZAP! Down goes Rhodey!
Iron Man v1 #288
Ground zero / Soul on ice
Fecha: 1993.01| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #5, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 2 (Panini).
The government dispatches Firepower to stop Atom Smasher, and if need be, Iron Man too!! Special foil cover.
Iron Man v1 #289
The light at the end
Fecha: 1993.02| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Tom Morgan (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #5, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 2 (Panini).
Whoops! The Living Laser is back — and Jim Rhodes offers him….a job?? Ah, but it’s a ploy! Rhodey gets SE’s tech-guys to add a fancy laser-proof coating on the IM/WM armor, and then Rhodey attacks! He succeeds in luring LL into a massive laser focusing chamber, which zaps the Laser to the Andromeda Galaxy! Whoa! The last pages feature the awakening of Tony Stark — and the quitting of Jim Rhodes! Tom Morgan’s art prevents a full four ‘pulsors.
Iron Man v1 #290
This year’s model
Fecha: 1993.03| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #6, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 2 (Panini).
Excellent scientific jargon explanations make Kaminski a true treat to read, and this an ish made for him! Tony Stark «boots up» his new nervous system — and a whole new set of armor, the Telepresence Armor to be specific. This model allows the incapacitated Stark to fight as Iron Man with only a head-set! Way-cool tech specs at the end of the issue, as a gift to the reader to celebrate IM’s 30th
Iron Man v1 #291
Fecha: 1993.04| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: ORIGEN MAQUINA GUERRA #6, Marvel Gold. Máquina de Guerra: El Origen 2 (Panini).
Tony Stark, controlling the spanking-new Telepresence Armor, has to save Rhodey’s hide from a robot attack. The new armor appears to have a short shelf-life as it is sputtering out when IM barely arrives in time to hand Jim the War Machine. Later, Jim and Tony have some serious words for each other!
The official word is out: Tony Stark is alive! Some celebrate, some curse….and introducing Veronica Benning, Tony’s personal therapist! While out and about as IM (via telepresence), Tony discovers a «Berserker» ravaging his house….but then he quickly loses the signal to IM as his own medical staff injects Stark with something sinister while he’s in his bed!
The Controller is back! It was he who was behind the abduction of Stark last issue. Cool interplay as ‘ol Basil tries to nab Tony’s mind, but Stark’s new artificial nervous system somehow inhibits Mr. Sandhurst! As Tony battles the Controller on the psychic plane, Iron Man fights Berserkers on the physical one! This story is essentially continued in IM Annual #15.
Iron Man has to venture to his abandoned space station yet again, this time to see what happened to some Cauwfield Multichemical employees. Oh oh — they were experimenting with nanotechnology….and it has led to the creation of a creature called Technovore!! Oh yeah, there’s an uninteresting bit dealing with the «Infinity Crusade.»
Iron Man has to stop Technovore before it kills him — and gets to Earth! Kaminski’s in his element again with all the tech jargon. More Infinity Crusade nonsense. The SE space station is finally laid to rest.
Big problems — when Jim Rhodes was in charge of SE, he ordered all nuclear holdings to be sold (after dealing with Atom Smasher). But, some doltish underlings sold some to….A.I.M.!! An enraged Stark dispatches with the employees, then dispatches Iron Man to Boca Caliente (A.I.M.’s HQ) to reclaim the nuke material! One problem: MODAM (MODOK’s ugly sister) won’t let him!
Omega Red shows up on Boca Caliente! His beef? It ain’t with Iron Man, it’s MODAM he wants! Shellhead makes a reluctant deal with A.I.M.’s head honcho to secure his nuclear materials — namely, save MODAM
An SE geothermal research facility has an accident — and one of its employees turns into…Earth Mover! Later, Stark gets the news and sends Iron Man on his way. It’s a shame Tom Tenney (of Force Works fame, or is it infamy?) didn’t do much art in this ish; Tom Morgan’s lame, even with an inker. This ish sets up the scene for the #300 extravaganza!
Ultimo is back! He’s been soaking up geothermal energy since issue #96, so he’s more than ready to take apart Shellhead! He vaporizes Earth Mover, and moves on to destroy anything in his path! He disassembles the Telepresence Armor without flinching, leaving Tony in a coma! A small separate vignette shows Mrs. Arbogast calling in reinforcements — namely Jim Rhodes and War Machine!!
Iron Man v1 #300
Appetite for destruction /The soft machine /The Iron Legion /Armored and dangerous
Fecha: 1994.01| Créditos: Len Kaminski (Guiones), Kevin Hopgood (Dibujos)| Edición española: DESDE LAS CENIZAS #5.
Ultimo is on the loose…and Jim Rhodes calls on those who know Tony Stark best to wear various past suits of Iron Man armor to assist him in defeating the robotic giant! First appearance of the Modular Armor! And Marcy Pearson has been up to no good the last couple of issues! This ish would rate a full five ‘pulsors, except the chapters done by Tom Morgan are hurried and cartoony. What a shame. Most issues have a special foil cover.