Iron Man #183
Issue(s): Iron Man #183
But he, Morley, and Cly need to raise a final $20,000 to start their business together, so when Regis Fusskey calls with a job, Rhodey takes it and gets a pair of simple red gloves to cover up the fact that his armor is incomplete.
The job is protecting a building where there's a fight going on between the original Taurus from the Zodiac, and the robot version that was created by Scorpio during Defenders #48-51. We don't learn the details of why they are fighting.
Despite the lack of repulsor beams, Iron Man is able to take the fight out of the building and stop to the robot Taurus.
With damage deductions, he only earns about $18,000, which they determine is close enough. They're moving to Silicon Valley, California.
Unfortunately, however, Iron Man's interference has made him a target for the Zodiac.
A solid story. Decent art.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showClytemnestra Erwin, Gears Garvin, Iron Man, Morley Erwin, Omnivore, Regis Fusskey, Taurus, Taurus (Robot), War Machine
The robot Zodiac were later deemed outright LMDs.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 9, 2011 12:20 AM
"They're moving to Silicon Valley, California." That would make sense for a start-up, but they seem to end up in the L.A. area. I wonder if they had forgotten about the Silicon Valley bit, or if they just didn't know where it is (the south of the Bay Area).
Posted by: Erik Robbins | October 11, 2013 3:36 PM
As I recall, there's some dialogue in this or the next issue that clarifies that the local mob hired the robot Taurus to take on the human one as part of some kind of turf struggle.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 4, 2015 3:09 PM
Using Gears Garvin is pretty cool - though I think his skin got quite a bit darker.
Posted by: Jake | July 10, 2018 7:57 PM
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