Quote1 Talk to me Stark. And make it fast. Quote2
-- Henry Gyrich

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Synopsis for "Hollow Man"Edit

Masque watches as Marianne Rodgers escapes from Stark Center, a private mental hospital. Meanwhile, Iron Man (Tony Stark) stops a carjacker, a mugger, and a drug dealer selling to children, and two rival gangs battling with high-tech weapons. Wanting to provide something positive for the local community, Stark then publicly opens the Maria Stark park, and has his photo taken with a grateful child.

In Vietnam, Priests of Pama cut their way through the jungle, but discover that their home, the Temple of Agaphaur, has disappeared. At Stark Enterprises, Stark tells Henry Peter Gyrich that something has to be done about the Avengers after Gyrich's recent run in with them, but Bethany Cabe interrupts the conversation.

Stark leaves for his private lab where Machinesmith is working on some projects. He shuts down Machinesmith, checks his messages, and blacks out. His sleep is interrupted only by a brief flash of a teenaged Luna trying to contact him. She warns him about others coming and she is sorry that she could not stop him (presumably from killing). He wakes up standing in his mansion with Bethany making dinner, with no memory of how he got there. Panicking, he runs outside, wondering if he's beginning to have a breakdown.

  • It is believed for some time that the "Masque" that re-emerged this issue was Whitney Frost. It is later determined that this was simply one of her clones.
  • In this issue, Tony Stark feels terribly disoriented as he appears to transport back and forth to locations, and he appears to be the only person who recognizes this. His attention lapses and loses some of his powers of concentration.
  • In this issue, it is apparent that Tony Stark and Bethany Cabe have rekindled their romantic interest in each other.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

See AlsoEdit

The Crossing
Prelude I: Iron Man #319 Prelude II: Avengers #390 Part I: Avengers:The Crossing Part II: Iron Man #320 Part III: Force Works #16
Part IV: Avengers #391 Part V: Iron Man #321 Part VI: Avengers #392 Part VII: Force Works #17 Part VIII: War Machine #20
Part IX: Iron Man #322 Part X: Force Works #18 Part XI: War Machine #21 Part XII: Iron Man #323 Part XIII: Avengers #393
Part XIV: Force Works #19 Part XV: War Machine #22 Part XVI: Iron Man #324 Part XVII: Force Works #20 Part XVIII: Avengers #394
Part XIX: Avengers: Timeslide Part XX: War Machine #23 Part XXI: Iron Man #325 Part XXII: Avengers #395 Aftermath: Age of Innocence - The Rebirth of Iron Man
The Crossing


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