Iron Man #113
Issue(s): Iron Man #113
Jack of Hearts leaves after the unveiling. He says it's because it's time for him to put his father's estate in order, but in later appearances he'll say it's because Stark had too much going on and was too distracted to train him. Jasper Sitwell also leaves, in part because his ex-girlfriend Madame Masque is now with Tony.
After again showing us that a spy or assassin has infiltrated Stark's facilities, the rest of the issue is a fight with the Unicorn, who has been upgraded and given a new costume.
The Unicorn is being directed by a third party, and the silhouette is pretty clearly the Titanium Man.
Iron Man is able to defeat the Unicorn, but recognizes that he's just a pawn.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This begins with Iron Man and Jack of Hearts having recently returned from their battle on the moon, so Iron Man appearances shouldn't take place in between. Jack of Hearts next appears in Marvel Premiere #44, which takes place "hours" after he leaves Stark this issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (5): showIron Man, Jack of Hearts, Jasper Sitwell, Madame Masque, Spymaster, Titanium Man, Tony Stark LMD Unit 6, Unicorn
This is one of the earliest comics I had as a kid. I couldn't even read at the time. Simply having the Unicorn in it made me think the character was a far more important rogue of Iron Man's gallery for many years after I truly started collecting comics (about 7 years later!).
Posted by: Chris | June 20, 2013 9:47 PM
"A different costume, but I'd know him anywhere - it's the Unicorn!"
Brilliant deduction there, Tony. Could it be because of that silhouette of a unicorn on the front of his costume?
Posted by: Erik Beck | April 4, 2015 12:39 PM
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