Appearing in "The Uncanny Unicorn"Edit
Synopsis for "The Uncanny Unicorn"Edit
Lamenting about the state of his life, Iron Man trashes his lab in a fit of rage, and decides to cheer himself up by acting like a billionaire playboy. When the Avengers call Stark Industries looking for Iron Man to deal with a new threat, Stark tells them that Iron Man has "gone on a long vacation."
The threat which the other Avengers can't handle is a new villain named the Unicorn, a Communist agent, who attacks Stark Industries while Tony is out on a date. During the attack Happy is injured and Pepper is taken prisoner. When Stark learns what happens he realizes that he's shirked his responsibility and rushes to stop the Unicorn as Iron Man.
While Iron Man is saving Pepper, the Unicorn places a bomb in Stark's lab, Iron Man battles the Unicorn but surrenders so that the Unicorn will disarm the bomb. A condition to his surrender is to accompany the Unicorn back to his country to be turned over to the Soviets. However, when they get over Soviet air space, Iron Man breaks out of the plane and makes it crash. Believing that the Unicorn has perished he returns to the States. The Unicorn survives as he has his own jet pack.
Changing back to Tony Stark, Tony and Pepper go to visit Happy who has just been taken off critical condition in the hospital. During their visit, Tony wonders if Pepper's niceties to Happy are to make him jealous or if they are genuine.
Appearing in "Pouf"Edit
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Synopsis for "Pouf"Edit
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Appearing in "The Watcher's Sacrifice"Edit
Synopsis for "The Watcher's Sacrifice"Edit
While the Watcher is watching a far away planet split in to two, he is distracted by a new crisis, a deadly battle in another galaxy. He observes the battle and notes the bravery and beauty of that location's queen, Queen Kathlea. He instantly falls in love. As she is about to be killed, he appears and while he doesn't act, his mere appearance frightens away the opposing soldiers, and thus he is able to save the queen without breaking his vow never to interfere. The Queen feels the same way about the Watcher as he feels about her, but the Watcher is not allowed to partake in normal relationships, so he says some very hurtful things to the Queen, in order to make her hate him, reasoning that it would be better for her to feel hatred than to feel unrequited love which he will feel forever. Ironically, the Human Torch is at that moment flipping through an old FF scrapbook and thinking that the Watcher must have it made.
- Iron Man story (Sequence I) is Job #X-716
- Sequence II is a one page text piece: "Pouf" (G-542). This concludes the story "The Atomizer" which began last issue: Tales of Suspense #55.
- Sequence III story is --"The Watcher"-- Job #X-714
- This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.
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- Iron Man last appeared in Journey Into Mystery #105; He appears next in Avengers #7.
- The Unicorn appears next in Fantastic Four Annual #3.
- Thor last appeared in Journey Into Mystery #106; He appears next in Avengers #7.
- Giant-Man and the Wasp last appeared in Tales to Astonish #58; They both appear next in Avengers #7.
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