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Quote1.png --This 'prison' machinery is only metal -- whereas I am -- Iron Man! Quote2.png
-- Iron Man (Tony Stark)

Appearing in "Death Knells Over Detroit!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Masked Marauder (Frank Farnum) (Main story and recap)
  • Masked Marauder's Henchmen (Main story and recap)
    • Steele (Main story and recap)
    • Hacker (Main story and recap)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:




  • Star Reach I

Synopsis for "Death Knells Over Detroit!"

The Masked Marauder gloats over the imprisoned Iron Man and reveals that he intends to build an atomic bomb from the space shuttle's parts. He sends Steele to analyze Iron Man's armor and Steele uses a torch to remove one gauntlet. Iron Man frees himself and Steele dons the gauntlet to fight back but Iron Man holds him off until the Masked Marauder enters and shoots a piece of debris from the ceiling onto his head. Happy sees a picture of Tony and Pepper in the paper and believes she lied to him about her working relationship. The Masked Marauder phones Pepper with a ransom demand for Iron Man's return and she leaves the office just as Happy tries to contact her. The Masked Marauder tries to recapture Iron Man but he breaks free and this time wins. Steele returns for a rematch and Iron Man gives him the left gauntlet, knowing that both are out of power: he quickly defeats Steele. Tony returns to his office to usher Pepper to Cincinnati, but she tells him that Happy was in touch to tell her he's leaving her.


  • This issue contains a letters page, "Sock It to Shell-Head". Letters are published from: Scott Bukatman, Mako Sano, Brian Conolly, and Keith Redenbaugh.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story #1478Z.

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