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| Image = Iron Man Vol 1 1.jpg
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| Month = 5
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| Year = 1968
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| Editor-in-Chief = Stan Lee
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| CoverArtist1 = Gene Colan
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| CoverArtist2 = Mike Esposito
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| PreviousIssue = {{c|Iron Man and Sub-Mariner Vol 1 1}}
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| Quotation = Man, I don't believe it! [[Jasper Sitwell (Earth-616)|Jasper]] in the middle of the ocean with a [[Giuletta Nefaria (Earth-616)|good-lookin' chick]]!
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| Speaker = [[Gabriel Jones (Earth-616)|Gabriel Jones]]
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| StoryTitle1 = Alone Against A.I.M.!
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| Synopsis1 = The issue begins with Iron Man/Tony Stark having just escaped a deathtrap by the Maggia in time to save Jasper Sitwell from Whiplash, when he is hit by A.I.M.'s Vortex Suction Beam and pulled through the hull of the ship they were on, causing it to sink when A.I.M. disengages their submarine. Next Iron Man is taken to A.I.M.'s base while Jasper Sitwell rescues Whitney Frost, an apparent socialite and admirer of Tony's, by picking her up and jumping overboard. The two are pulled out of the water by a shield hovercraft manned by Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones. After they land Whitney kisses Sitwell to show her gratitude for saving her, but later in her room Whitney is revealed to be the Big M, leader of the Maggia, looking to gain access to Tony Stark's super weapons which she believes she will be able to do with Sitwell's help.
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Meanwhile in A.I.M.'s base, a man named Mordius who has aspirations to lead A.I.M. manages to duplicate the Iron Man armor and Tony has to fight three Iron Men. Luckily the duplications aren't perfect and the men inside aren't as experienced with their armor, which shifts the odds in Stark's favor. Seeing this, Mordius orders for the heavy weapons, specifically the Rocket Cannon.
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However, Tony manages to sneak into the generator room under the cover created by the Rocket Cannon, and with a few modifications tricks A.I.M. into overloading their generators causing the whole island their headquarters were positioned on to explode.
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| StoryTitle2 = The Origin of Iron Man!
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| Synopsis2 = This is an abridged retelling of the origin of Iron Man from [[Tales of Suspense Vol 1 39|Tales of Suspense #39]]
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| Writer1_1 = Archie Goodwin
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| Penciler1_1 = Gene Colan
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| Inker1_1 = Johnny Craig
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| Colourist1_1 =
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| Letterer1_1 = Artie Simek
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| Editor1_1 = Stan Lee
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| Writer2_1 = Archie Goodwin
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| Penciler2_1 = Gene Colan
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| Inker2_1 = Johnny Craig
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| Colourist2_1 =
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| Letterer2_1 = Artie Simek
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| Editor2_1 = Stan Lee
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| Appearing1 =
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'''Featured Characters:'''
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* {{apn|[[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Iron Man (Tony Stark)]]|Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1|Avengers #51}}
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Earth-616)|S.H.I.E.L.D.]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Gabriel Jones (Earth-616)|Gabe Jones]]|Tales of Suspense #98|Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual Vol 1 4}}
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** {{apn|[[Jasper Sitwell (Earth-616)|Jasper Sitwell]]|Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1|Avengers #52}}
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** {{apn|[[Nicholas Fury (Earth-616)|Nick Fury]]|Tales of Suspense #99|Captain America #100}}
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** {{apn|[[Timothy Dugan (Earth-616)|Dum-Dum Dugan]]|Tales of Suspense #98|Captain America #100}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
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* {{a|[[Advanced Idea Mechanics (Earth-616)|A.I.M.]]}}
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** {{1st|[[Maxwell Mordius (Earth-616)|Mordius]]}}
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* {{a|[[Maggia (Earth-616)|Maggia]]}}
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** {{apn|[[Giuletta Nefaria (Earth-616)|Big M]]|Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1|Iron Man #3}}
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** {{apn|[[Marco Scarlotti (Earth-616)|Whiplash]]|Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1|Iron Man #62}}
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'''Locations:'''
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* {{a|[[Atlantic Ocean]]}}
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** {{1st|[[New England|New England Coast]]}}
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'''Items:'''
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* {{a|[[Iron Man Armor Model 3|Iron Man Armor MK IV]]}}
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* {{1st|[[Vario-Mold Matrix]]}}
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'''Vehicles:'''
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* {{a|[[A.I.M. Sub|A.I.M. submersible]]}}
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* {{a|[[Maggia Gambling Ship]]}}
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| Appearing2 =
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'''Featured Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Iron Man (Tony Stark)]]}}
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
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* {{a|[[Ho Yinsen (Earth-616)|Ho Yinsen]]}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
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* {{a|[[Wong-Chu (Earth-616)|Wong-Chu]]}}
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'''Locations:'''
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* {{a|[[Vietnam]]}} (March, 1963)
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'''Items:'''
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* {{a|[[Iron Man Armor Model 1|Iron Man Armor MK I]]}}
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| Notes =
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* As seen on page one, an additional spoof title for this issue is given: "What a Way to Start Out in Your Own Mag!"
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* This is a "Big Premiere Issue".
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* This issue contains the premiere of Iron Man's new letters page, "Sock It To Shell-Head". Letters are published from Chris Barth, Richard Carlson, James Held, Mike Tyler, Ellis Whitby, Dennis McConihay, Rachel Presley, and Wilfred Khan.
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* This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.<ref>This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
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* {{c|Marvel Masterworks: Iron Man HC #4}}
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</ref>
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| Trivia =
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| Recommended =
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* [[Iron Man Vol 1|Iron Man (Volume 1)]]
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* [[Iron Man Vol 2|Iron Man (Volume 2)]]
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* [[Iron Man Vol 3|Iron Man (Volume 3)]]
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* [[Iron Man Vol 4|Iron Man (Volume 4)]]
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| CustomSection1 = Related Articles
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| CustomText1 =
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* [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Gallery|Iron Man image gallery]]
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* [[:Category:Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Appearances|Iron Man chronology page]]
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* [[:Category:Anthony Stark (Earth-616)/Quotes|Iron Man quotes page]]
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* * [[:Category:Gabriel Jones (Earth-616)/Appearances|Gabe Jones chronology page]]
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* * * [[:Category:Nicholas Fury (Earth-616)/Appearances|Nick Fury chronology page]]
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| Links =
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* [http://www.marvel.com/universe/Iron_Man_%28Anthony_Stark%29 Iron Man biography page at Marvel Universe]
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* Grand Comics Database: Iron Man Vol 1 Covers [http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=1867]
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* [[Wikipedia:Iron Man|Iron Man article at Wikipedia]]
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* [http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/i/ironman.htm Iron Man biography page at the Marvel Directory]
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}}
 
[[Category:Timothy Dugan (Earth-616)/Appearances|Dum Dum Dugan chronology page]]
 
[[Category:Timothy Dugan (Earth-616)/Appearances|Dum Dum Dugan chronology page]]
 
[[Category:Jasper Sitwell (Earth-616)/Appearances|Jasper Sitwell chronology page]]
 
[[Category:Jasper Sitwell (Earth-616)/Appearances|Jasper Sitwell chronology page]]

Revision as of 17:51, 12 November 2018


Quote1.png Man, I don't believe it! Jasper in the middle of the ocean with a good-lookin' chick! Quote2.png
-- Gabriel Jones


Appearing in "Alone Against A.I.M.!"

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Synopsis for "Alone Against A.I.M.!"

The issue begins with Iron Man/Tony Stark having just escaped a deathtrap by the Maggia in time to save Jasper Sitwell from Whiplash, when he is hit by A.I.M.'s Vortex Suction Beam and pulled through the hull of the ship they were on, causing it to sink when A.I.M. disengages their submarine. Next Iron Man is taken to A.I.M.'s base while Jasper Sitwell rescues Whitney Frost, an apparent socialite and admirer of Tony's, by picking her up and jumping overboard. The two are pulled out of the water by a shield hovercraft manned by Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones. After they land Whitney kisses Sitwell to show her gratitude for saving her, but later in her room Whitney is revealed to be the Big M, leader of the Maggia, looking to gain access to Tony Stark's super weapons which she believes she will be able to do with Sitwell's help.

Meanwhile in A.I.M.'s base, a man named Mordius who has aspirations to lead A.I.M. manages to duplicate the Iron Man armor and Tony has to fight three Iron Men. Luckily the duplications aren't perfect and the men inside aren't as experienced with their armor, which shifts the odds in Stark's favor. Seeing this, Mordius orders for the heavy weapons, specifically the Rocket Cannon.

However, Tony manages to sneak into the generator room under the cover created by the Rocket Cannon, and with a few modifications tricks A.I.M. into overloading their generators causing the whole island their headquarters were positioned on to explode.

Appearing in "The Origin of Iron Man!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "The Origin of Iron Man!"

This is an abridged retelling of the origin of Iron Man from Tales of Suspense #39

Notes

  • As seen on page one, an additional spoof title for this issue is given: "What a Way to Start Out in Your Own Mag!"
  • This is a "Big Premiere Issue".
  • This issue contains the premiere of Iron Man's new letters page, "Sock It To Shell-Head". Letters are published from Chris Barth, Richard Carlson, James Held, Mike Tyler, Ellis Whitby, Dennis McConihay, Rachel Presley, and Wilfred Khan.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

Related Articles

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes

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



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