IRON MAN #144: When Tony met Rhodey...

With INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13 showing flashbacks of Tony Stark and James Rhodes friendship, I thought I'd repost the issue that shows when Tony and Rhodey first met.

David Michelinie did an unusual split for IRON MAN #144. The first 6 pages are the conclusion to the first "Iron Man Space Armor" story. The remaining 16 pages are called "Apocalypse Then!" The art is by Joe Brozowski and Bob Layton.

We get a basic recap of Iron Man's origin, and since this issue came out in 1981, we still have Vietnam.

A metal man in a trenchcoat stumbles out of the jungle. )

Civil War II: H20 #3-4


"Fans may be outraged, and there are probably Hawkeye writers who I'm very good friends with who will also be offended," said series writer Brian Bendis. "But the point is that everything that happens in this issue is in character when you discover the hows and whys and wheres."

An article about the #3's big death scene.

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Lopez

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Civil War II: The Quickening #2


CBR News: He definitely has a long history at both Marvel and DC. This week brought news of midnight sales next month for "Civil War II" #3, which clearly positions that as a very important issue, with what's billed as a major character death. We talked a lot last week about War Machine's death; given the early promotion around this upcoming death -- including a Joe Quesada variant of the unnamed fallen hero -- is it fair to say this is expected internally to have an even bigger impact?

Axel Alonso: Yes. It's a big character and his or her death is a major turning point in the story. And the scene in which they die -- everyone will be talking about.

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Lopez

I was going to post this tomorrow, but since Marvel has no damn patience...

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Amazing Spider-Man #535 - WTH Iron Man & Mr. Fantastic?


Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Ron Garney

No, I'm not doing posts on Civil War. This one is special because it was just recently brought to my attention by Linkara when he was discussing Civil War this week.

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