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Appearing in "The Mandarin's Revenge!"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Mandarin's Revenge!"Edit

While out testing his new armor, Iron Man is called back to Stark Industries, changing back to Tony Stark, Pepper informs Tony that he is needed at the Pentagon immediately. Deciding to go there as Iron Man, Stark gets to the Pentagon in record time. There the military asks Stark to deploy Iron Man to help recover a US satellite that has crashed in a region of China.

Realizing that the satellite crashed in territory controlled by the Mandarin, and reflects back on his first encounter with his foe. Traveling to the region in his civilian guise to avoid early detection, Stark is attacked by the Mandarin's goons, however Stark manages to get away and change into Iron Man. Battling the Mandarin, Iron Man begins to lose the fight as his power begins to run out. At his weakest point, he is tied up in unbreakable steel bands and put about dynamos that will destroy him.

Appearing in "Secret Mission"Edit

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Synopsis for "Secret Mission"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Skrang Strikes Tonight"Edit

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  • Planet Taker Corps
  • Mrs Hotchkiss

Synopsis for "Skrang Strikes Tonight"Edit

Skrang of the Planet Taker Corps lands on Earth, intending to conquer it with his matchless weaoponry, but is frightened off when he sees old Miss Hotchkiss's fox fur wrap; the Fox People being his people's ancient enemies and regarded as unbeatable any race that can wear a fox head as a trophy must be too tough to mess with!

Appearing in "Hands Off!"Edit

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  • Ikor (Uatu's father) (Only in flashback)
  • Emnu
  • Yrds (First appearance)


  • Yrest (First appearance)

Synopsis for "Hands Off!"Edit

Starting where the previous issue ended, Uatu is still angry and confused by the vow that he was forced to take, never to interfere, only to observe. On another planet, alien beings have run out of room to store all their radioactive waste, and have decided to shoot it into outer space, even though this action may harm another world, because it will at least save their own. Uatu sees the radioactive waste hurtling through space, and he also sees a runaway planet heading towards another world. He briefly considers stopping both of these potentially calamitous events, but remembers his vow. The radioactive waste hits the runaway planet, stopping both in their tracks, and disaster is averted without the Watcher having done anything but observe. He now sees the wisdom of the vow of his people.

  • Iron Man first appears with his Rivet-faced helmet in this story, replacing the horned helmet adopted in Tales of Suspense #48.
  • The Iron Man story (Sequence One) is Job #X-762.
  • A two page text piece, (Sequence II) "Secret Mission" (Job #H-487) is contained between pages 5 and 6.
  • Sequence III is "Skrang Stikes Tonight"-- Job #X-656
  • Sequence IV is "The Watcher"-- Job #X-654
  • This issue features Tony Stark smoking a pipe.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • No trivia.

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  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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