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"And I know some people are like, 'Well, isn’t this like when Norman Osborn wore the armor?' And, no it isn’t. Because what Norman was doing was trying to corrupt or repurpose an image for himself and it’s arguable what side he was on other than his side. Doom has clearly stated that he is looking for some hardcore redemption and knows that he has to make some move. Now I don’t remember if this issue is out yet but Amara, a friend of Tony’s, says to Doom, 'Why don’t you do anything with the same flourish and extravagance with which you tried to murder us all? If you were truly trying to redeem yourself, where is the creativity, flourish and bombast that you showed when you were looking to control us? Why don’t you do that to protect us?' And this is it." -- Brian Michael Bendis

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"It’s been a long time since there was true emotional romance in Victor Von Doom’s life and that’s what Howard the Duck is here for." - Brian Michael Bendis

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"Everybody has Doctor Doom misunderstood. Everybody thinks he’s a criminal, but all he wants is to rule the world. Now, if you really think about it objectively, you could just walk up to a police officer and you could say, ‘Excuse me, officer? I want to rule the world.’ He can’t arrest you. It’s not a crime to want to rule the world. It’s unfair that he’s considered a villain. He just wants to rule the world and maybe he could do a better job of it." - Stan Lee

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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. )
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He- the teen Tony torn out of time through the Crossing- was caught in a blackout.

Hooking his new gauntlets up to his life-preserving chestplate, he went looking for answers.

He found a lab in the basement, with which he was able to tweak his equipment to shield himself from whatever was draining all the power.

Then he picked up a strange spike of energy.

He went its way. )
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Hi there. Been a while. I've been reading through old Marvel issues and came across this. It's half a page from Iron Man 246, cover date September 1989. (That's postdated by about 6 months, of course.) It's not a full issue review or anything, but I thought it might be of interest.

Tony has recently been shot, paralyzing him from the waist down. He finds the situation intolerable. He spends a while sulking until he realizes that he can modify his armor to move his legs for him based on neural impulses.

(Of course, it never occurs to him that this is a major revolution in medical technology which could benefit thousands, perhaps millions of people and make him a bundle of money in the process. Because, as TV Tropes puts it, Reed Richards is useless.*

*Warning: TV Tropes link. Do not click unless you have several hours to kill and room for a dozen more browser tabs.)

Instead, he throws himself into being Iron Man while, as much as possible, avoiding being Tony Stark. Then he comes up with an idea:

Half a page )

If only there was some way to search every computer connected to the fledgling Internet for certain "key phrases" and return information based on the results! He could learn all sorts of things about his medical condition and what treatments might be available!

He tasks an employee with writing a "virus" to do it, knowing that it's a difficult task, and (in light of data privacy issues) not entirely ethical.

This is early 1989. Altavista was founded in 1995. Google (the search engine now part of just about everything on the Internet, with questionable privacy ethics) was founded in September of 1998. WebMD was founded in 1996. (And Tony's virus doesn't even try to convince you that you have cancer.)

Tony Stark was, characteristically, years ahead of the curve.

But, of course, it didn't occur to him to patent and monetize that idea, either.
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"So many events and series such as this — from all the companies — come with much fanfare and yet seem to end with just an out-of-tune sad trombone heard faintly in the distance. But we have a mandate to make this matter and have elements of our stories that will matter in the main Marvel Universe coming out the other side of it." -- James Robinson

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"He's had the yoke of responsibility on his shoulders his whole life, inheriting 'the throne' of Technopolis from his father Howard and 'ruling' the place with strength and calm. So here he isn't the playboy. He's happily with Pepper who's his Baroness. He's more regal. But that wild Tony Stark attitude will manifest itself in other ways — especially during combat." -- James Robinson

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