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2008, July, Modern-Age, Invincible Iron Man Vol 1, The Five Nightmares, Joe Quesada/Editor-in-Chief, Salvador Larroca/Cover Artist, Joe Quesada/Cover Artist, Marko Djurdjevic/Cover Artist, Bob Layton/Cover Artist, Billy Tan Mung Khoy/Cover Artist, Matt Fraction/Writer, Salvador Larroca/Penciler, Salvador Larroca/Inker, Frank D'Armata/Colourist, Stephane Peru/Colourist, Chris Eliopoulos/Letterer, Alejandro Arbona/Editor, Warren Simmons/Editor, Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Quotes, Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Appearances, Virginia Potts (Earth-616)/Appearances, James Rhodes (Earth-616)/Appearances, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Earth-616)/Appearances, Maria Hill (Earth-616)/Appearances, Timothy Dugan (Skrull) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Advanced Genocide Mechanics (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ezekiel Stane (Earth-616)/Appearances, Adimu Chiume (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sasha Hammer (Earth-616)/Appearances, Abner Jenkins (Earth-616)/Appearances, Walter Newell (Earth-616)/Appearances, Victor von Doom (Earth-616)/Appearances, Boris Bullski (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jack Taggert (Earth-616)/Appearances, Brendon Doyle (Earth-616)/Appearances, Democratic Republic of the Congo/Appearances, Tanzania/Appearances, Tabora/Appearances, United States of America/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier/Appearances, Earth Orbit/Appearances, Iron Man Armor Model 29/Appearances, War Machine Armor/Appearances, Mandroid Armor/Appearances, Mobile Armored Cyber-Harness/Appearances

Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 1


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Quote1 My biggest nightmare has come true: Iron Man 2.0 is here... and I'm not the one that made it. Quote2
-- Iron Man

Appearing in "The Five Nightmares (Part I) - Armageddon Days"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:




Synopsis for "The Five Nightmares (Part I) - Armageddon Days"Edit

In Tabora, Africa, three suicide bombers bearing high-tech weaponry have unleashed an attack in a crowded marketplace, killing over ninety people. Word of the attack reaches Tony Stark, who returns to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier for an update from Dum Dum Dugan and Maria Hill. Dugan suspects that the suicide bombers may be linked to a terrorist cell known as Advanced Genocide Mechanics. Maria Hill shows Tony a device recovered from the blast site. Stark wants to personally lead the mission to take down A.G.M.

Meanwhile at Jones-Reynolds-Jones World Headquarters in New York, young Ezekiel Stane makes an impromptu visit to a company board meeting. He reminds the board members how he has used their money to create state of the art biotech-weaponry for them, but now he needs more. When the committee members refuse, Ezekiel reveals how he has used their resources to upgrade his hypothalamus giving him a surplus of bio-energy that he can re-channel for other uses. Demonstrating this ability, he projects blasts of energy from the tips of his fingers, killing the board members. He then leaps out the window into a waiting vehicle and leaves the scene.

Back on the Helicarrier, Tony holds a video conference with Jim Rhodes. He discovers that the trace evidence left behind in Africa was taken from stolen Stark technology. He has been keeping tabs on every known super-villain utilizing armor-based weaponry and thus far, none of them have been active in Africa. He gets a lead on an A.G.M. factory and suits up. As Iron Man, he raids the facility and takes out a squad of A.G.M. agents. As the battle concludes, Pepper Potts transmits a photograph taken from the Tabora massacre into Tony's armor. Tony is horrified to discover that someone else has reverse-engineered his own designs into a cheap and disposable weapon.

Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 1 Quesada Variant

Variant cover by Joe Quesada

  • Tony Stark has been extremely mindful of any villains who have ever used misappropriated Stark technology. This fear stems back to events originally chronicled during the "Armor Wars" storyline from Iron Man (Volume 1) #225-232.
  • First issue reprinted as part of the "Marvel's Greatest Comics" line of first issue reprints.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[2]

  • This is one of the last professional projects for Marvel Comics by the late colourist Stephane Peru. Peru passed away from a heart attack on February 11th, 2008.

See AlsoEdit


  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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