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Iron Man Vol 1 172


Iron Man Vol 1 172

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Appearing in "Firebrand's Revenge"Edit

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Synopsis for "Firebrand's Revenge"Edit

A couple of guards noticed a guy in a suit of medieval armor standing around drunk. One guard knocked the guy down and they took off the helmet to reveal that it was Tony Stark. He got arrested and thrown in jail where he was bailed out by his company. It was revealed that he didn't remember what happened with the armor. When Tony walked out of the Police Station, he was surrounded by reporters. Tony flagged down a cab and have the cab driver take him to the nearest liquor store.

Meanwhile, Jim Rhodes was having fun with his armor by playing baseball with himself in front of a bunch of kids. Rhodey talked to Erwin about how that he knew more about the armor with his help. Then, he got summoned by Yvette Arvil. It turns out that, Obidiah Stane is taking over Stark International in six hours. Arvil got a legal document that could hold him back for a week but it requires Tony's signature and he had disappeared. Tony was last seen somewhere between Chinatown and the Browery. Rhodey decided to get Captain America's help to search for him.

Captain America searched in the Browery for Tony when he was told by a homeless guy that he had seen him in a flophouse. Steve went to the flophouse where he saw Tony on a bed drinking. Steve yelled at Tony for drinking and Tony just said that he can't stop drinking. Captain America confessed that about how his father is an alcoholic and that he can only help Tony if Tony can help himself. Cap left and then he smelled smoke. It turns out that Firebrand had set fire to the flophouse.

Captain America and Rhodey teamed up to stop the fire and save the flophouse tenants, including Tony. They managed to save everyone and stop the fire enough to help the fire fighters. When they got back to Tony, they realized that he had switched clothes with a bum and vanished. They saw the clock reach meet the deadline.

Obadiah Stane walked into Stark International announcing that he is their new boss.

  • This issue contains a letters page, "Printed Circuits". Letters are published from D.E.L., C.K., Donna Lee, Jay Tuttle, Will Nordmeyer, and "T. M. Maple".
  • This issue reveals that Captain America (Steve Rogers) father was an alcoholic.

    Solicit Synopsis:
  • The new Iron Man finally faces a true test of whether or not he can cut it as a substitute Golden Avenger.

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