Characters Appearing: Iron Man, War Machine
Marvel Comics Presents #78 (Iron Man)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #78 (Iron Man story only)
The art in this story is by Ken Steacy, who did a couple of nice looking stories for Marvel Fanfare. His style isn't rendered as well on the regular paper used for Marvel Comics Presents (but it's not that bad).
Rhodey is playing an unlicensed pirated video game, and the DRM in the software accidentally wind up in Iron Man's armor, and causes him to go on a rampage through Disneyland, which basically allows Steacy to draw in what i assume are creator cameos plus whatever the hell else he wants.
In the end, Iron Man retaliates against the game programmers for their copy protection.
Who knew Iron Man subscribed to a "software wants to be free" philosophy.
Steacy's faces in particular can get very cartoony, but beyond that the art is pretty good even in this little story. I do kind of wish he had done the whole story as a computer game, though. If it all looked like that panel with Iron Man facing off against the Disney (?) Yeti, that would be good too.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Placing this before Iron Man becomes basically unavailable beginning with Iron Man #258.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I believe the Yeti is on the Matterhorn.
fnord, you forgot the story's title.
Posted by: Thanos6 | December 1, 2015 6:34 AM
Good point about Steacy's faces. In the second scan with Tony and Rhodey, Stark's face looks like it could have been drawn by the legendary Chester Gould (of course, the creator of Dick Tracy).
Posted by: Brian Coffey | October 12, 2017 11:49 PM
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