Characters Appearing: Happy Hogan, Iron Man, Pepper Potts
Marvel Comics Presents #58 (Iron Man)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #58 (Iron Man story only)
Anyway, this one definitely has a nice classic look to it.
Mentioning ROM is appropriate, since the bad guy in this story is called the Neutralizer and actually looks something like a Spaceknight. The guy in the suit is someone in Stark's organization. Stark's people want him to go to the police, but Stark wants Iron Man to handle it alone (actually with some investigative help from Pepper and Happy).
It turns out at least two of Stark's employees were conspiring against him.
Pepper finds a clue that leads Stark to a warehouse, and a rematch with Neutralizer.
This story has nostalgia going for it, but none of the innovations that Stan Lee and company were actually doing in the 1960s. It's a simple mystery story, and that's putting it generously since there's really nothing to the mystery. But if Steve Ditko wants to draw classic Iron Man fighting another guy in an armored suit, i'm not going to stop him.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between Tales of Suspense #46-47.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Another Ditko Iron Man story that was probably produced around the same time as this appears in Marvel:Shadows and Light in 1997.
Posted by: Michael | August 3, 2015 9:21 PM
Minor continuity glitch? IIRC, in those older golden armor stories, Stark didn't have a pacemaker, but rather, he had a strong electro-magnet in his chestplate whose purpose was to keep tiny shrapnel fragments in his chest from piercing his heart. The pacemaker came later if I remember right. Seems pretty pseudosciencey to me too, but not so much as the giant gaping hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest, wow.
Posted by: James Holt | August 7, 2016 11:36 PM
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