Quote1 I'm afraid we've got a security problem, Mr. Stark. Quote2
-- Vic Martinelli

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Synopsis for "Sky-Die"

Tony returns to Stark International to find the facility in uproar. SHIELD has commandeered the site's analytical lab. Tony confronts Nick Fury and learns about the sudden deaths in Allentown, Iowa. Tony allows him to continue their work with his approval. Senator Mountebank, on behalf of Jonas Hale, tries to bribe Tony away from get granting SHIELD access to his labs but Tony kicks him out. At her office, Bethany receives a letter addressed to "Bethany van Tilberg" that shakes her up. Meanwhile, Hale contacts his sleeper agent, Stark Communications Division head Mike Trudeau, to sabotage the investigation. Trudeau hijacks the Jupiter Landing Vehicle to destroy the lab but Iron Man defeats him. Iron Man takes the investigation into space, donning a special suit of armor and launching himself toward the source of the microwaves that struck the people of Allentown; he finds an immense space station called Star Well; a project of Roxxon Oil.


  • The Jupiter Landing Vehicle (JLV) was last seen in action in Iron Man 116.
  • This issue contains a letters page, "Printed Circuits". Letters are published from Dale L. Cole, Lee Caulfield, and Barry Feldman. Replies are made from Bob Layton.
  • Appearing in this issue are Fred and wife Ethel, who mention their child Ricky, Jr. They had appeared previously in Iron Man #131.

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