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In IRON MAN #267-268, John Byrne did a little tweaking to Iron Man's origin. It's still set in Southeast Asia, but the Vietnam War is over. It also turns out Wong Chu answers to someone else. Guess who. Go on, guess.

Iron Man has never been that squeamish about killing bad guys, even though Tony Stark isn't the Punisher. Although here he didn't want to kill Wong Chu. And he didn't.

I think Jon Favreau and Co. looked more into the various IRON MAN comics for inspiration than many people think. (Was "Wong Chu" the name of the fat Ten Rings terrorist? "Raza," the Ten Rings member, is also the name of a member of the Starjammers, but let's not worry about that right now.)

On one hand, that's pretty cool. On the other, can the Mandarin actually do that with one of his rings? One might ask why he never turned Iron Man into a "scrabbling beetle."

Hey, where's the sad "Lonely Man" piano music? Or is that for another character?

suggested tags: char: iron man/tony stark, char: mandarin, char: wong chu, creator: john byrne, creator: paul ryan, title: iron man, publisher: marvel comics, series: death week

Date: 2010-06-13 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
According to Wikipedia. that would be the matter-rearranger on his right thumb. Unlike most of his other rings, this one can do virtually anything, apparently. One of the few things it can't affect is Iron Man's magnetically reinforced armor.

Date: 2010-06-14 12:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] btravage
What's Tony doing in Vietnam if the war is over?

Date: 2010-06-14 01:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nezchan
TO BRING THE BOYS BACK HOME! (dammit, I have no clue how to post a YouTube video in comments)

Date: 2010-06-15 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I thought Wong Chu was later revealed to have survived since his first encounter with Iron Man? There's a cover I remember that showed him sitting in a throne, horrible obese and all scarred down one side of his body. How does that dovetail with this? Was this retconned out?


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