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Iron Man

Appearing in "Beware -- the Mechanoid!"

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  • Inter-stellar cruiser

Synopsis for "Beware -- the Mechanoid!"

While out performing diagnostic tests on his armor, Iron Man encounters a spaceship. He's brought on board to be greeted by the robot pilot Mechanoid Scout MK-5, whose alien masters are considering trading with Earth. The robot keeps Iron Man onboard while it checks out the planet, disguising itself to look human. It hitchhikes with Belinda Thompkins, who just broke up with her boyfriend Luke, but they're carjacked by two escaped convicts, Baldy and Rasko, who are being chased by the police. Iron Man frees himself and catches up with MK-5 in time to watch the convicts shoot it. It fights back and subdues the criminals before it explodes.

Solicit Synopsis

An invasion from space! The wildest jailbreak yet! All this, and the mind-staggering Mechanoid to boot! It's got be Shellhead's greatest!


  • Belinda Thompkins is also once spelled Thomkins in the story.
  • This issue contains a letters page "Sock It to Shell-Head". Letters are published from Charles "Trivia" Smith, Mike Belicek, and Shirley A. Gorman.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story #386-Z.


  • Is it irony that Scout MK-5 encounters the Iron Man MK IV armor?

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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