Appearing in "What Price Victory?"
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Synopsis for "What Price Victory?"
Continuing from last issue... Happy Hogan has been critically injured bringing a new component for Iron Man's armor to the battle field where the Golden Avenger is battling the Titanium Man. Iron Man quickly uses his boosted strength and abilities to fight the Titanium Man head on. Iron Man manages to overpower the Titanium Man and easily win the match between the two, returning to the nearby crowd as the victor.
Learning that Happy is still alive and was taken to a nearby hospital, Iron Man returns to his hotel room to recharge himself and change back into Tony Stark. Arriving at the hospital, Tony comforts Pepper, which angers the Countess who storms off vowing to get back at Stark.
Meanwhile, Tony has to push back his feelings for Pepper leaving both thinking they can never express their feelings for one another.
Appearing in "Disaster!"
Synopsis for "Disaster!"
- How about that! Must be a costume party nearby! That guy's a cinch to win first prize!
- --A random stranger
Continued from last issue... Following his battle against the Mandarin and his creation, Ultimo, Tony Stark has returned to the States to find that his factories have been closed, his accounts frozen, and himself with a warrant for his arrest for refusing to appear before a Senate committee to reveal the secrets of the Iron Man armor. Hiding, in the dark street, Stark soon finds that his chest plate is almost out of power and that he needs to recharge it or risk his heart failing him once again.
Caught in a bind, Stark rushes to Pepper Potts' apartment but finds that she isn't there, just as his chest plates power runs dangerously low. Changing to Iron Man so that the built in power supplied could temporarily recharge his chest plate, Stark then seeks the aid of Happy Hogan to find that he isn't home either.
With nowhere else to go, and low on power, Iron Man begins considering turning himself over to the authorities, however while he is near the harbor thinking this over, he finds himself attacked by Warlord Krang who appears near the shore in a Atlantean sub with Lady Dorma in tow. He attacks Iron Man hoping to kill the hero, however Lady Dorma prevents this, giving Iron Man the chance to blast the sub and force it to submerge.
With his armor damaged and his power supply running dangerously low, Iron Man is forced to break into his own lab in order to recharge and repair himself. While he's there he is suddenly visited by the Sub-Mariner who proclaims that this is Iron Man's finish. This story is continued next issue...
Appearing in "When Fall the Mighty!"
Synopsis for "When Fall the Mighty!"
Continued from last issue... Finding himself a fugitive from the law, Iron Man was running low on power when he was attacked by Warlord Krang. After their battle he broke into his own factory in order to effect repairs and recharge himself, however this was interrupted by the arrival of the Sub-Mariner whom has come to destroy the Golden Avenger.
During their fight, Iron Man proves to be at a great disadvantage to the Atlantean monarch and so locks himself in a lab in order to repair his damaged armor and recharge himself. While Namor tries to smash through the door he reflects on why he is out to destroy Iron Man: How he was seeking to get revenge on Warlord Krang and Lady Dorma for their betrayals, and how Iron Man's intervention allowed them to get away from his wrath, he had followed Iron Man to his factory to get revenge.
Iron Man repairs his armor and opens the door to take on Namor, only to find that he is gone. Just then the police, Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan arrive to find out what's happening. There Iron Man tries to explain to the police that he was attacked by the Sub-Mariner.
Meanwhile, Namor had fled because his strength was weakening and so flew to the nearest source of water to replenish his strength. Now at peak strength, Namor once again charges off to get revenge on Iron Man. This story is concluded in Tales to Astonish #82.
Appearing in "The Power of Iron Man!"
- New York City Police Department
- Logan (First appearance)
- Dorma (Mentioned)
- Krang (Mentioned)
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- Magno-volt projector
Synopsis for "The Power of Iron Man!"
This story continues from the events in Tales of Suspense #80...
The Sub-Mariner has come to seek revenge against Iron Man for interfering in his quest to get revenge on Lady Dorma for leaving him to marry Warlord Krang. Their fight has taken them outside of Stark Industries manufacturing plant where the two duke it out. With his power supply running low, Iron Man soon begins to lose the struggle until he manages to have the Sub-Mariner lead the fight to a nearby recharging receptacle and recharges his armor to full power.
This allows Iron Man to gain the upper-hand against the unsuspecting Sub-Mariner. As the battle rages on, police arrive on the scene and prepare to attack. Noticing this move, the Sub-Mariner turns his aggressions on them, sending the officers at bay. While shouting threats warning the officers from striking him again, Namor is distracted long enough for Iron Man to recover and jump the Atlantean prince from behind.
As Namor and Iron Man struggle, the monarch's keen eyesight allows him to spot Warlord Krang's submarine out at sea. Breaking off from the fight the Sub-Mariner dives back into the ocean and swims after his hated enemy Warlord Krang. With the battle over, Iron Man leaves the scene as well.
Returning to his home and changing out of his armor, Tony Stark ponders over if he has the right to keep the secret of Iron Man's armor from the government when the technology could be vital for the American governments vital interests. He decides that it's time to call Senator Byrd and sort things out once and for all.
Iron Man's adventure continues in Tales of Suspense #81 while Namor's quest continues next issue...
- Jack Abel is also credited under the pseudonym Gary Michaels in this issue.
- The splash page to this issue indicates that "What Price Victory?" takes place after Marvel's Greatest Comics #28, but that issue is just a reprint of Tales of Suspense #70.
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