Iron Man #29
Issue(s): Iron Man #29
Stark is on vacation in the Caribbean when he comes across a group of refugees fleeing a country with a Communist dictator. They intend to raise an army in America to take back their land. Tony tells the refugee leader that America is full of sniveling pacifists at the moment, so she looks directly at the camera and wonders how people could refuse to support war in the name of freedom.
A little later, Iron Man expresses the idea that intervening to overthrow a dictator should be a cakewalk.
The country turns out to be under the control of the Overseer, a giant computer system...
...that is guarded by a robot called Myrmidon.
The Overseer turns out to be controlled by a Castro stand-in. While Iron Man fights him, the oppressed people begin a revolution which ends happily, with no bloodshed. Even the little boy who was seemingly killed, triggering the revolution, turns up alive in the end.
I know i'm over-interpreting the interventionist angle, and i actually would have no problem with Tony Stark as a hawk willing to show up and overthrow a Communist government. The story is just a little oddly written.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Squeezing in a bunch of Iron Man issues after Avengers #82.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Masterworks: Invincible Iron Man vol. 7
Mimi Gold was a receptionist for Marvel. She also wrote the only original story to appear in "Where Monsters Dwell".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 9, 2013 11:25 PM
Wow, this one looks kinda bad.Though yes, the art is pretty good, anyway.
Posted by: Dave B | March 23, 2016 12:39 PM
Maybe Mimi Gold read a lot of pulps, since she seems to use the same kind of visual exposition which is pretty standard in pulp stories.
Posted by: James Holt | November 1, 2016 7:39 PM
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