Characters Appearing: Atha Williams, Iron Man, Justin Hammer, Marcy Pearson, War Machine
Iron Man #217
Issue(s): Iron Man #217
On the former point, when a reporter at a press conference shows just the slightest amount of critical thinking, he immediately begins a campaign to hire her as his PR agent, using a combination of flirting and dazzling her with his vast wealth.
And it works.
On the latter, point, a new helicopter goes on a remote controlled attack (with Rhodey inside)...
...and it turns out to be the work of Justin Hammer.
Corporate execs hiring their critics to shut them up would be an interesting theme, but Marcy Pearson's question was hardly hostile and i don't think that's the direction Michelinie & Layton were going anyway.
Last issue, Tony realized it was the stealth component of the armor that was affecting his health, so this issue we see him planning on removing it while also possibly slimming down the suit. The ability to become invisible combined with all of his other powers may have seemed to be too much for Michelinie & Layton, but tinkering the armor and coming up with variations was a big part of their first run, and we'll see more of that next issue as well.
We also see Tony's new house, which looks a lot like the version in the movies.
Cameo by Chevy Chase, who can't get his family into Disneyland since Stark has rented it out to impress Marcy, so he decides to go to Wally World instead.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Tony's rash decision to hire Marcy was partly because of guilt and grief over what happened to Cly, and it's going to come back to bite him in the posterior.
Posted by: Michael | March 9, 2014 8:39 PM
The title refers to Jim Starlin's "Metamorphosis Odyssey" from Epic Illustrated.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | March 13, 2014 3:28 PM
Just read this again, a damn fine, exciting issue. With lovely art from Bright/Layton. I agree that the decision to hire Marcy Pearson was incredibly quick, and made little sense. The Adap-tor provided danger nad excitement, with a shocking end to its peril. Well-paced issue.
Posted by: Sparky Ryan | June 30, 2016 2:05 AM
Another one to file in the Tony stark is a rich prick catergory: preventing families from enjoying corporate fun just because he can.
Posted by: kveto from prague | June 30, 2016 3:40 PM
It's pretty funny that buying out Disneyland is shown as positive, but in America being a rich prick is considered cool.
Posted by: OrangeDuke | January 13, 2018 2:28 PM
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