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Appearing in "Face-to-Face with "The Sinister Scarecrow""

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #51.

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Synopsis for "Face-to-Face with "The Sinister Scarecrow""

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #51.

Iron Man catches a criminal attempting to rob a box office and pursues him into the theater, where the contortionist the Uncanny Umberto is performing. Umberto uses his tricks to stop the thief and Iron Man congratulates him. Struck by sudden inspiration, Umberto bends his talents to perform burglaries. To disguise himself, he steals a scarecrow costume. He also steals the trained crows of fellow performer Thornton. He decides upon Tony Stark's apartment as his first target.

At the main reception room in Stark's Long Island factory, Veronica Vogue is tricked away from her promised date with Tony Stark by Pepper Potts. Tony and Happy Hogan drive home. There they discover the Scarecrow breaking into Tony's safe. The Scarecrow's acrobatics easily beats Happy, but this gives Tony a chance to put on his Iron Man suit. The Scarecrow's crows entangle Iron Man in a drapery. When he tears himself free, Iron Man sees the crows flying out the window. Thinking the Scarecrow has escaped, Iron Man flies out. In truth, the Scarecrow has merely hidden himself inside the apartment. With Iron Man gone, the Scarecrow steals the plans for some of Stark's new weapon systems and escapes.

The Scarecrow blackmails Tony for the stolen plans, but Tony hides one of his gadgets in the briefcase with the money. The Scarecrow gets the money without handing back the plans and then sails for Cuba in a small motorboat. Iron Man tracks the Scarecrow to his rendezvous with a Cuban gunboat. Iron Man gets the plans back and sinks the gunboat. However he fails to stop the Scarecrow from swimming ashore on Cuba. Back home, Tony gives his Broadway tickets to Happy and Pepper.

Appearing in "The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #52.

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  • A Soviet Submarine

Synopsis for "The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #52.

In the Stark Industries Main Plant, the reformed professor Anton Vanko dons his Crimson Dyano armor to test if a "light laser" (a type of laser that difuses different from ordinary light) ray gun is safe for use. He's about to be blasted by the laser, but Tony Stark swings towards Vanko using a cable and pushes him out of danger. Vanko is disgruntled because his experiments (his way of repaying Stark's kindness) keep failing. Stark consoles him, and suggests Vanko apply additional lead coating in his armor for protection.

In Moscow, Khruschev orders two of his agents, the Black Widow and Boris to dispose of Vanko and Stark, and Iron Man if necessary. The two villains travel to America in a submarine. Once they arrive, Black Widow presents herself as "Madame Natasha" and Boris as her brother and teacher from Ukraine, who has allegedly travelled to America to see Stark's technology. Tony is captivated by Widow's beauty, and offers to take her to dinner while Boris explores the factory on his own. Boris waits for a guard to go on his round and enters a restricted area. Using a "special" spray, he corrodes the wall of Vanko's laboratory, and breaks in using his super-human strength, intending to kill Anton. After Vanko refuses to help sabotage Stark, Boris uses a "jet paralyzer," which incapacitates Vanko and wraps him in a sack. He leaves the factory with the sack, claiming it's a package being delivered for Professor Vanko.

Boris reunites with other agents, leaves Vanko in the submarine, and returns to Stark Industries. He slips back into Vanko's lab and steals the Crimson Dynamo armor. He begins to destroy equipment, in order to both slow down America's defense production, and catch Iron Man's attention. Stark is interrupted in the middle of his date with Black Widow and informed of an explosion in his plant. Tony returns to his factory with Black Widow, who is secretly rejoicing. Tony enters the plant, dons his Iron Man costume, and searches for Vanko, thinking his experiments with "laser light" started the chaos.

When he enters Vanko's laboratory, Iron Man finds the Crimson Dynamo. Iron Man thinks Vanko has donned his suit to guard his laser light machine, and offers to carry it outside. Crimson Dynamo strikes the unsuspecting Golden Avengers from behind with an electrical charge that damages his suit's circuits and drains his energy, knocking him out. Under cover of the thick blanket of smoke, Boris flees from the factory with Iron Man, and brings him to the submarine.

Iron Man is kept locked behind a steel door in the submarine, and Boris returns to soil to meet up with the Black Widow and finish off Tony Stark. Iron Man wakes up from his slumber, and recharges his suit using a lightbulb as a rudimentary power outlet. As soon as he tears down one of the walls holding him prisoner, Iron Man comes across the captured Vanko, and escapes with him after battering a way through the steel hull of the submarine.

When they return to the factory, Iron Man catches Boris by surprise and easily knocks him down. However, Boris recovers and strikes down Iron Man. Tony recovers and puts Vanko's ray machine out of harm's way before striking back. The Black Widow pretends to have been struck down, and calls for Iron Man's help, distracting the hero, and allowing Boris to blast Iron Man with an electric discharge. Vanko threatens shooting Boris with his laser light pistol, but the villain thinks he's bluffing. However, Vanko makes good on his threat, claiming America has been good to him, and shoots at Boris, causing the machine to explode and kill them both. Black Widow takes advantage of the confusion and escapes. Once the dust settles, Iron Man claims that Vanko sacrificed himself to prove his loyalty to America, and he shall never be forgotten.

The following day, Tony Stark is informed through a report of "Madame Natasha"'s true identity. Tony pities her, and the Black Widow is later seen on the run, lonely, abandoned, and in fear.

Appearing in "The Black Widow Strikes Again!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #53.

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Synopsis for "The Black Widow Strikes Again!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #53.

After months of working on an anti-gravity device to no avail, Tony Stark arrages its circuits at random out of exasperation, causing the machine to miraculously work. The device causes a gizmo to float above Stark's head, and Happy Hogan saves him from being crushed by its fall. As a result of being caught off-guard by Happy's rescue, Tony drops the anti-grav device, causing its wires to fuse. While it still works, he can't analyze its make-up to recreate it.

The following day, Stark tests the device in the Pentagon. A reporter that had gotten in the restricted area gets a scoop, and the existence of the anti-grav device is reported by a diary. Said news arrives in the USSR, and Nikita Khrushchev states stealing said weapon would have been a perfect job for the Black Widow, if only he could find her, following the frustration of her latest mission at the hands of Iron Man. However, the Black Widow, who is still hiding in America, acquires the information on the device by herself, and plans to steal it to get back in the USSR's good graces. She writes a letter to Tony Stark, hoping to reconcile with him.

A day later, Tony arranges a date with Madame Natasha. The genius inventor seemingly falls for Natasha's charm, and shows her the anti-grav device. After a little demonstration, Natasha uses a paralysing gas on Tony, and runs away with the anti-gravity machine. After Pepper finds him unconscious, Tony recovers from the assault and ponders that he had underestimated the Black Widow. He had merely pretended to trust her in order to learn of her plans, but he didn't think she was going to act so fast. Tony suits up as Iron Man and goes looking for Black Widow, while he recalls his past encounter against her and her late partner Boris.

After using the anti-grav device to steal jewelry, the Black Widow calls to Moscow and asks Khrushchev if she's forgiven. Khrushchev forgives her, and sends his men to track down Black Widow's call in order to help her. Meanwhile in Washington, a senator is intreviewed by the press regarding the theft of Stark's invention, and he states Stark's behavior was borderline criminal negligence, generating negative press about Stark's loyalty to his country.

Back in his lab, Tony gives up on trying to recreate his invention and gets back to looking for the Black Widow. The villainess attacks Stark's factories, causing objects to float and destroy the facility. Iron Man returns to his plant and repairs the damage, but the Black Widow has already targeted another facility.

Later that night, the Black Widow is surprised by the arrival of three fellow agents who had been sent to help her. One of them is eager to try Stark's invention, and uses it on a car. The floating car catches Iron Man's attention, and the Golden Avenger picks up the car and throws it at the origin of the anti-grav ray. He easily takes care of Black Widow's fellow agents, but she uses a reverse mechanism in the anti-grav ray to pin him down while she escapes, and then raises the building and lets it fall, crushing Iron Man beneath it. In the time it takes for Iron Man to escape from the rubble, the Black Widow and her agents travel to Fort Knox.

She uses the device to lift an entire mountain, and neutralize the tanks and army forces charging at her. Iron Man arrives and slows the descent of the tanks, before moving on to Black Widow. He uses a proton electronic charge that destroys the ray's output, rendering the anti-grav device useless. With the ray out of action, the mountain begins to fall, and Black Widow takes her chance to escape, while Iron Man rescues her fellow agents that were about to be crushed.

Minutes later, Iron Man debriefs two soldiers about the fate of the anti-grav ray, and the two military men thank him for "correcting" Tony Stark's "bumbling mistakes."

Appearing in "The Mandarin's Revenge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #54.

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Synopsis for "The Mandarin's Revenge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #54.

While out testing his new armor, Iron Man receives a call from Pepper Potts. She asks him to locate Tony Stark, whose presence is required immediately at Stark Industries. Iron Man returns to his office through a secret tunnel and changes back to Tony Stark. Pepper tells Stark that he's required at the Pentagon. Tony rejects both Pepper's and Happy's offer to accompany him, fearing for their safety, and even sends Hogan on an inspection tour of one of his factories, to keep him away from Pepper. Tony admits to himself that he fears a romance between Pepper and Happy could be growing.

Using a combination of his jet boots and roller wheels, Tony travels to Washington, D.C. as Iron Man, and meets with the army after changing back to his civilian alter ego. The urgency from the Pentagon results from the mysterious disappearance of Stark's newest observer missiles in Vietnam. As Iron Man, Tony hitch-hikes a ride in an intercontinental ballistic missile, in order to save battery power. Once he arrives in Vietnam, Tony checks on the remaining observer missiles, and discovers they're in perfect condition. Using a telescope, Stark follows the progress of one of the missiles in the air, and watches as it's pulled down by an unseen force. Tony concludes that the only person capable of such prowess is the Mandarin.

Tony travels to the Mandarin's castle after recalling his first encounter with the villain, deciding to go without his suit on as a preventive measure. When he enters the tunnel leading to the villain's castle, he is trapped by an iron gate. The Mandarin watches Stark's attempt at entering his domain from a monitor, and orders guards to take him prisoner. When the guards try to open Stark's briefcase, a sleeping gas is released which knocks them down. Stark dons his suit which was stored inside the suitcase and goes after the Mandarin.

After crashing through a wall, Iron Man comes face to face against the Mandarin. The villain uses one of his power rings to bury Iron Man below rubble, but the Golden Avenger easily escapes. As he approaches his enemy, Iron Man falls into a trap when he walks through a paralyzing ray. However, Iron Man resists the damage, to the Mandarin's surprise. The madman is surprised by Iron Man's ability to both resist his attacks and keep mocking him.

Iron Man is forced to flee from the battle, due the drain on his batteries. He uses his remaining energy to dodge a sword and repel a barrage of miniature attack rockets using magnetic repellant. The Mandarin uses one of his rings to engulf Iron Man in "black light," rendering him blind. The villain finally uses a set of unbreakable steel bands to trap Iron Man, and lowers a group of dynamos that would destroy him.

With no power left to break free, Iron Man accepts his fate, and wishes he hadn't been so cold to Pepper and Happy, the last time he saw them. With his seconds numbered, Tony pledges to not give up or beg for mercy, and show the Mandarin that nothing can shatter the faith of an American.

Appearing in "No One Escapes the Mandarin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #55.

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Synopsis for "No One Escapes the Mandarin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #55.

Prisoner of the Mandarin, Iron Man is about to be destroyed when he comes up with a way to bluff his way out of the villain's grasp. Because the madman is unaware that Iron Man and Stark are the same person, the Golden Avenger reminds the Mandarin that after escaping capture from his guards, Stark remained loose in the castle, and could be foiling the Mandarin's plan at any moment. The Mandarin is forced to look for Stark, and leaves the machine that would've killed Iron Man in stand-by. Thanks to a miniature generator in his suit, Iron Man recharges his armor and breaks free from the steel whips. Iron Man stealthily follows the Mandarin through the castle.

Once the Mandarin reaches a chamber where the two observer missiles he had stolen are being held, a light signal flashes in the villain's computer, alerting him that the American military is preparing to launch another observer missile. Iron Man waits for the Mandarin to reveal how he intercepted the missiles (an interceptor ray that catches objects and brings it to the Mandarin's castle), and then attacks the villain. After knocking the Mandarin with a magnetic repulsor, Iron Man damages the machine. However, it's too late: The automatic relays have taken over the operation, and the ray can't be stopped. Iron Man seemingly flees from the battle, and flies into the missile at the right angle and speed, causing it to veer from its course and avoid the Mandarin's ray. In saving the missile, Iron Man is caught by the energy ray and pulled back into the castle.

As he's forced to crash into the castle, Iron Man enters through a window leading to the interceptor ray's chamber. He breaks a piece of stone masonry and hurls it at the ray's power supply, exploding it. For thwarting his plan, the Mandarin swears to destroy Iron Man, once and for all. After dodging a desintegrator ray from the villain, Iron Man runs away and falls into a trapdoor.

Meanwhile, at Stark Industries, Happy Hogan is trying to manage the company in the absence of Tony Stark, and failing. After trying to run away, Pepper forces Happy to go see the weapons development section, where a machine had been built to Happy's specifications, with horrible results.

Back in the Mandarin's Castle, Iron Man breaks his fall through the pipe trap with his jet boots before reaching its end, where a pool of acid was waiting for him. The Golden Avenger smashes through the side of the pipe, into a room with a deadly contraption. The device is activated by the Mandarin and crushes the hero. Iron Man survives the attack, but is forced through the floor into another room, where he encounters a giant-sized Mandarin. Iron Man tries to attack his gigantic foe, but it was merely an illusion created by an elaborate complex of mirrors. Stark glides down the floor again and faces multiple Mandarins. Punching through the illusions at random doesn't work, as his attacks are quickly counteracted by the real Mandarin in the form of deadly blows, but through the use of a built-in sonar in his armor, Iron Man pins the real Mandarin and knocks him out with a single punch. Iron Man runs away, hoping to make it back to the missile chamber.

The Mandarin recovers and follows Iron Man, but his jet boots give the Golden Avenger an advantage. Before the Mandarin can reach the chamber, he witnesses the missiles flying back on their original way. The Mandarin considers using the interceptor ray, but as soon as he reaches it, Iron Man destroys it.

One of the freed missiles lands on the American base, with Tony Stark inside it, who had managed to use it as a means to return, and had changed back from his super hero alter-ego. After the army receives him, Tony returns to America and informs the Pentagon their problem has been solved. He flies back to New York City, where he is welcomed by Pepper and Happy. On their way back to Stark Industries, Happy is jealous of seeing Pepper and Tony sitting so close in the car, so he goes through a bumpy road to annoy them. However, the road ends up causing one of the tires to blow out. While Happy is left to repair the wheel, Tony takes Pepper for a walk.

Appearing in "The Uncanny Unicorn"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #56.

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Synopsis for "The Uncanny Unicorn"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #56.

Lamenting about the state of his life, Iron Man trashes his lab in a fit of rage. He decides to stop being Iron Man and to spend what's left of his life focused on his millonaire playboy lifestyle. Tony starts arranging a date when the Avengers call Stark Industries looking for Iron Man to deal with a new threat that they were too busy to handle. However, Stark simply tells them that Iron Man was sent away for "a long vacation."

This threat was a new villain named the Unicorn, who attacked Stark Industries a moment after the Avengers had called. Meanwhile, Tony Stark is out on a date with a girl named Pamela. The Unicorn starts wreaking havoc on the plant, and in light of both Iron Man's and Stark's absence, Happy Hogan tries to fight off the villain. The villain proves to be a strong opponent, and beats Happy up. Pepper tries to call for help, but the Unicorn had ripped out the phone cables. Once he knocks out Happy, the Unicorn hears Pepper's scream, and kidnaps her, hoping that will lure Iron Man to him.

After the villain escapes, Happy is hospitalized. Tony Stark is notified of the events and leaves for the hospital, but Happy can't have visitors. Meanwhile, the Unicorn has taken Pepper to a private estate on the shore of Long Island, and tells her his origin.

The Unicorn had trained for years behind the Iron Courtain, mastering a costume with a power horn that had been built by the original Crimson Dynamo before his defection. The horn allows the Unicorn to repel objects with ease, project energy rays, and even shield himself from harm's way.

Back in Stark Industries, Tony Stark is scolding himself for having been so selfish. He suits up with his Iron Man armor and uses a black light add-on to track down the Unicorn's energy signature to his hideout. He crashes through the house's wall and confronts the Unicorn. Before the villain can activate his power horn, Iron Man dive-kicks him. But as soon as he recovers, the Unicorn strikes back with his bolt-ray. Using his own ray, Iron Man knocks out the Unicorn and flees with Pepper.

Iron Man doesn't suspect that the Unicorn has his own jet-assisted flight, and the criminal follows him to Stark Industries. Once the villain gets to the factory, he places a time-bomb with enough charge to blow up the entire plant. The Unicorn subsequently calls out Iron Man, and informs him of the bomb that will explode in fifteen minutes. The only way for Iron Man to prevent that would be to surrender himself, and let the Unicorn take him to the Soviet Union. Iron Man tries to find the bomb using his suit's sensors, but there's too much background noise to track it down. Tony decides that he can't jeopardize the lives of Pepper and the other employees, and surrenders with only sixty seconds left. The Unicorn recovers the explosive and disarms it.

Minutes later, they take off in the Unicorn's plane. When the Unicorn gloats that he has defeated Iron Man by making him keep a promise that he can't break, the Golden Avenger reminds him that his promise only involved surrendering and letting the Unicorn take him on a plane bound for his homeland. Whatever happened after that was not arranged. Iron Man starts tearing up the plane, causing it to plummet to the ground. Iron Man catches a glance of the three Soviet agents that jump from the plane, and wonders if the Unicorn had taken off and disguised himself as one of his assistants. The villain had instead escaped using his flight ability.

The next day, after the Soviet agents have been imprisoned, Tony arrives at Stark Industries and Pepper informs him that Happy is off the critical list. They visit him, and Pepper is particularly attentive toward Happy. Tony wonders whether she has grown fond of Happy, or if she's trying to make him jealous. Tony ultimately concludes that Pepper is better off with Happy, considering that he himself can't lead a normal life.

Appearing in "Hawkeye, the Marksman!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #57.

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Synopsis for "Hawkeye, the Marksman!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #57.

Happy Hogan asks Iron Man to speak to Tony Stark about helping him (Happy) get a date with Pepper. When Tony tries to suggest the idea to Pepper, she jumps to the conclusion that Stark wants to go on a date with her. Happy sees the two of them and leaves before Tony can rectify the situation, so he reluctantly agrees to take her on the date.

They visit Coney Island (because Tony secretly doesn't want to go to a place too romantic) and walk by a marskman being sneered at by his audience. Shortly after, a pinwheel ride loses control, endangering the lives of the people on it and bystanders alike. Tony excuses himself, claiming to have to make a call to the factory, and suits up as Iron Man. He puts the full power of his armor against the flying pinwheel, and stops it. From his stand, the marksman observes with jealousy how Iron Man is getting everybody's attention.

Once he returns to his house, the archer uses his basement workshop to make a costume and customized arrow tips. He becomes the costumed adventurer Hawkeye, so people would "never again (...) sneer at his performance." After leaving the workshop, Hawkeye uses one of his trick arrows to pull himself to a rooftop, from where he witnesses a thief stealing jewelry. He uses an arrow to immobilize the thief to a post and then ropes down to the street. However, the thief managed to escape while Hawkeye was going down, and left his loot. When he's inspecting the stolen goods, Hawkeye is spotted by two police officers, who mistake him for the thug's partner. Hawkeye decides to flee, thinking the cops would never believe he's innocent. While running, Hawkeye is stopped by a car, whose driver lets Hawkeye get in to escape. The driver is none other than the mysterious villainess Black Widow, who captivates Hawkeye with her beauty.

As they drive to Black Widow's hideout, she praises Hawkeye and tells him he might be the ally she needs. They arrive at the hideout, and Black Widow leads Hawkeye through a lavishly furnished estate until they reach a stairway leading them to a laboratory. Hawkeye sees he could use the equipment to build stronger arrowheads, and asks the Widow what does she need. Now that he's captivated by her charm, Hawkeye is easily convinced to go up against Iron Man.

Meanwhile, in Stark Industries, Iron Man is changing back to his civilian identity, regretting his behavior towards Pepper, and decides to step up his game and take her to a glamorous dinner. However, when he arrives to his office, Happy is asking Pepper for a date, and she accepts in order to show Tony that "he's not the only fish in the sea," and out of resentment for their date at Coney Island.

A short distance away from Stark's factory, Hawkeye uses a suction cup arrow to jump into a van approaching the plant. Once the truck passes through the guarded entrance gate, Hawkeye gets off and pulls himself to a rooftop. He starts using explosive arrows to catch Iron Man's attention. When the Golden Avenger confronts Hawkeye, the archer uses arrows tipped with a chemical that quickly rusts Iron Man's armor upon impact. The hero is forced to flee, leaving behind the rusted parts. By the time Hawkeye reaches the spot where Iron Man had been, he only finds the discarded armor parts and decides to steal them in order to learn the secrets of Stark's tech.

In another section of the plant, Stark gets his hands on an emergency armor duplicate, but he's missing its right boot, and can't go on without being exposed. He finally finds the boot, which had been left in another area because it needed replating. Now that he's fully armored, Iron Man goes after Hawkeye, having heard a car speed away a few minutes ago. He sees only one car on the road, racing away from the factory and heavily damages it with an intensified blast from his power ray. Hawkeye is forced to exit the trashed vehicle, and he has ran out of rusting-fluid arrow to confront his opponent.

Iron Man easily repels Hawkeye's attacks with a magnetic repulsor ray, and he tries to power dive onto his enemy at top speed. However, Hawkeye uses an arrow that expands into nylon rope strands and tangles Iron Man up. After breaking free, Iron Man follows Hawkeye to the piers at the edge of LaGuardia airport, and hits the pier Hawkeye is standing on with such strength it breaks, ultimately causing Hawkeye to fall into the water. The Golden Avenger retrieves his enemy and leaves him lying on the floor. He turns his back on Hawkeye in order to retrieve the armor parts from Hawkeye's car. Hawekye was faking being unconscious and fires his most powerful explosive arrow, a "demolition blast warhead" at Iron Man. To Hawkeye's surprise, the demolition blast ricochets off Iron Man's armor, while still knocking the Golden Avenger down, and it hits Black Widow, who was on the pier, waiting for Hawkeye. Fearing that his loved one would be fatally injured, Hawkeye carries Black Widow to the boat and they escape. Iron Man recovers from the staggering blow and decides to give chase. However, the fog gets thick and he remembers he's at the edge of LaGuardia airport, and decides to not go airborne, as it would be a menace to the planes taking off and landing. Also beause of the fog, Iron Man can't recognize the Black Widow as the woman ally of Hawkeye.

After returning to his factory, Iron Man changes back to his civilian identity of Tony Stark, and decides to trudge through the beach outside his factory because he had nothing to do but wait for morning.

Appearing in "In Mortal Combat with Captain America!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #58.

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Synopsis for "In Mortal Combat with Captain America!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #58.

While testing an underwater breathing apparatus, Iron Man drives killer sharks out into the ocean. Once he finishes, he returns to Stark Industries. Right below his flying path, Kraven the Hunter and the Chameleon are smuggling themselves back into the country. When they reach the coast, Kraven begins crawling up a cliff when he's spotted by Iron Man and easily defeated. However, Chameleon goes unnoticed and takes this as a chance to prove himself superior to Kraven by defeating Iron Man.

Inside Stark Industries, Happy shows off his new horrendously flashy plaid jacket to Pepper, but he's met with criticism and sarcastic remarks. A heavily wounded Captain America breaks into the building, demanding to see Iron Man. Cap tells Iron Man that while walking down the street, hw was lured to a building and captured by the Chameleon, posing as an old man. Using an "electronic thought-transference machine," the Chameleon, had acquired Cap's memories and could impersonate him. Cap had been able to recover from the procedure and escape.

However, as soon as Iron Man leaves to find the Chameleon, the wounded Captain America smirks, and tells himself that his plan has worked. At Avengers Mansion, the Golden Avenger encounters the real Captain America, but Tony attacks, believing him to be the Chameleon. Cap runs away from his friend while trying to reason with him, to no avail. Captain America hits Iron Man, and he buckles rather easily. Tony recalls that he hadn't had the opportunity to recharge his chest device, and that's why he's weak. Iron Man flees in order to recharge, and Captain America simply brushes off the confrontation, thinking that it must've been some sort of prank.

A few minutes later, Happy checks on "Captain America" and finds him gone, so Pepper decides to alert Iron Man. However, Tony is recharging and can't answer the call. Because of that, Pepper decides to find Iron Man herself. When Happy and Pepper borrow one of Stark's cars, they discover a device that acts as a tracer to lead them to Iron Man.

Now fully-charged, the Golden Avenger spots Captain America walking down the street. Cap is forced to hide in a factory, where he encounters a sentry who initially shoots at him, before recognizing his childhood hero. Iron Man breaks through the window and confronts Captain America, still believing him to be the Chameleon. Cap activates a trapdoor below Iron Man, making him fall through a tunnel with gravel. Iron Man escapes from the gravel machine into a room with giant cement mixers, just when Pepper and Happy arrive at the factory. Their vision is impaired by the cement dust, and Happy blindly walks toward the edge of the gravel pit. Cap grabs Happy's wrist as he's falling to save him, making Iron Man wonder if he's truly the Chameleon. Before anything can be cleared up, Pepper falls into a sand pit and is rescued by Iron Man, but not before Happy accidentally leans on a water valve and drenches her.

A steam shovel suddenly threatens Happy and Pepper, but Iron Man easily stops and destroys it with one punch. He wonders how could a shovel move by itself, and Giant-Man appears on the scene showing him its operator, another Captain America. As soon as Giant-Man releases him, the Chameleon is unmasked, clearing up Iron Man's confusion.

The Wasp explains that ants were witnessing the fight between Captain America and Iron Man, and Giant-Man picked up their tone with his cybernetic impulse. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered the Chameleon watching the fight from above, through a skylight. The police arrive shortly after, and the Chameleon is apprehended. Wasp comments on Pepper's wet and ruined hairdo, and she storms out, angry at Happy. Iron Man and Captain America shake it off, but Tony later scolds himself for being fooled by the Chameleon so easily.

Appearing in "The Black Knight!"

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Tales of Suspense #59.

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Synopsis for "The Black Knight!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #59.
Quote1 They're suspicious! They know I'm keeping something from them! What will happen next--when Tony Stark does not return? Quote2
--Iron Man

Black Knight's flying horse tracks down his owner to the state penitentiary and gets close to the window of Black Knight's cell. Black Knight extends his hand out of the window into the horse's saddle bag and retrieves a disolvo-ray, which he uses to dissolve the window bars and escape on his steed. He swears to take revenge on the Avengers.

Meanwhile, in Avengers Mansion, all members are waiting for Wasp to finish getting ready to attend a charity benefit. With Iron Man remaining in the mansion in case of emergency, the other Avengers leave. The alarm of Stark's factory goes off, and he's forced to drive there. When Tony arrives, he collapses in front of Happy and Pepper because his chest device is running out of power. He tries to convince his friends to let him stand up and reach his office, but they're too worried to let him move, and they call a doctor.

Seconds later, the lights go out. The Black Knight is assaulting Stark Industries in an effort to draw the Avengers' attention. Tony sneaks past Pepper and Happy while they're distracted by the Black Knight, and shuts himself in his office to recharge his chestplate. After a brief recharge, Tony suits up as Iron Man to battle the Black Knight. Pepper and Happy desperately knock on the door to Stark's office, concerned for his health.

Iron Man breaks through the wall of his office and confronts Black Knight, easily fending off the villain's micro-missiles and flexible steel coils. He dodges an energy blast that hits a storage tower, and the debris threatens the lives of civilians, but Iron Man quickly grabs the falling structure. Back at Stark's office, Happy tries to chop down the door with an axe, to no avail, because he soon discovers the door and even the wall are made of solid steel. Happy climbs out the window and gingerly crosses the building ledge, in order to reach Stark's office from outside. However, the Black Knight suddenly realizes Happy could work as a hostage, and captures him with a lasso.

When Iron Man tries to rescue Happy, Black Knight throws miniature power drainers at Iron Man, and they cling to his armor. In an attempt to get rid of the drainers, Iron Man dives at top speed, shaking off the disks. The Black Knight believes Iron Man has just plummeted to his death, and seeing no use for a hostage, drops Happy. Iron Man catches him and flies him back to the building.

Iron Man takes the Black Knight by surprise, and flips his horse by the hooves, causing the villain to fall off. As he starts to fall to his death, Iron Man convinces him to surrender his power lance in exchange for being saved. The Black Knight gives Iron Man his lance, and the Golen Avenger catches him at the last moment and leaves him with the police.

The victorious hero returns to his office to change back to his civilian identity, but he realizes he can't take his armor off. If he does, he'll black out, and he needs the extra power to stay alive. Iron Man's lament is soon interrupted by Pepper and Happy knocking at the door, after hearing noise from inside the office. Tony receives them as Iron Man, and claims that Stark had to leave through a secret entrance for an emergency that would take him a while to solve. Both Pepper and Happy doubt Iron Man's claims, and while he knows they are suspicious, Tony can't tell them the truth.

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Tales of Suspense #60.

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Synopsis for "Suspected of Murder!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #60.

After his fight against the Black Knight, Tony Stark wakes up from a nightmare, and remembers that he can't take his armor off, because he requires the extra power from its belt pods to keep his heart beating. Meanwhile, his employees Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan desperately search for their boss all over the city to no avail, so they return to Stark Industries, in case Iron Man has news of Stark.

When they question Iron Man, Tony realizes he can't tell them he is on vacation, because they would search for him in his haunts. He claims that Tony is on a secret business matter that even he doesn't know of. Happy is suspicious and confronts Iron Man, threatening the Avenger.

Back in his office, Stark writes a note to calm their fears, and signs it. While Iron Man is removing cash from the safe, Happy and Pepper enter the office, accompanied by the police. Pointing out that the safe has not been forced open, Iron Man turns over the note. The police examine the note and find the handwriting oddly shaky; they also notice an absence of fingerprints (both because Stark was wearing his armored gloves when writing it). As Iron Man, Tony claims that he's tired of the questioning and flees through the window. The officers try to shoot him down, but the inspector reminds them that they still have no clear proof that Iron Man did anything wrong. Iron Man calls the Avengers to request absence from a meeting, and Thor grants him his request, but not before asking his teammate if he has done anything.

Meanwhile, in her luxurious mansion, the Black Widow takes advantage of Stark's disappearance and Iron Man's escape from Stark Industries to send Hawkeye to steal the plans for Stark's newest weapon. The archer reluctantly agrees and breaks into the factory. When he reaches the door to Stark's office, he's spotted by a police officer. Hawkeye escapes into the room and takes Pepper hostage, forcing her to lead him to Stark's lab. Once in the lab, Hawkeye finds himself surrounded by machines he doesn't understand, and no papers or plans at all. Pepper reveals that Stark keeps all of his secret formulas in his head.

Hawkeye tries to force Pepper to use a communicator to call for a escape vehicle, but she refuses. The communicator was on nevertheless, and Happy and the police overhear the discussion in Stark's lab. The Avengers, informed of the events unfolding at Stark Industries, call Iron Man and ask him if he wants them to take care of Hawkeye. Iron Man decides to go alone, because the presence of all of the Avengers might lead him to hurt Pepper.

The Black Widow decides to go to Stark Industries to help her lover, but as soon as she leaves the house, she's captured by Sergi Amkov, the head of the iron curtain spy system in America. Back at Stark Industries, Iron Man easily dodges Hawkeye's arrows, and creates distance between the villain and his hostage. Hawkeye breaks a pair of chains holding an expensive rocket, forcing Iron Man to grab it. He tries to trap the Golden Avenger with an arrow equipped with a steel cable, but Iron Man snares the cable before it can entwine him and pulls it, knocking down Hawkeye. The archer escapes to the rooftop by launching a blinding-flash arrow at Iron Man.

On the roof, Hawkeye launches an arrow with a rope at a plane taking off from LaGuardia Airport, and uses it to carry him across the river. Unbeknownst to him, the plane holds Black Widow and her abductors. The police soon arrive at Stark's lab, but Pepper convinces them not to use their anti-armor guns on Iron Man, pointing out he hasn't been found guilty of any crime. As Iron Man leaves, Pepper claims that while the evidence points at him, she finds something about Iron Man that makes her want to trust him.

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Synopsis for "The Death of Tony Stark!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #61.
Quote1 I've got to learn to accept it! The boss is dead! Quote2
--Happy Hogan

One month after Tony Stark's apparent disappearance, Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan leave their resignations with Iron Man, because they suspect him to be the one responsible. As they leave the plant, Inspector Flint, the officer in charge of the case, approaches them. At police headquarters, he interrogates Potts and Hogan. A reporter overhears the conversation, which leads to a media breakout on Stark's disapperance.

In his laboratory at his estate, Tony Stark is still encased inside his Iron Man armor, searching for a way to remove his suit without causing his heart to stop beating, and he dares not reveal his secret identity to the world, fearing his enemies could attack his factories in revenge, and endanger the lives of his thousands of employees.

The next day, Happy sneaks into Tony's estate, hoping to find clues in the mansion he believes is abandoned. Tony notices Happy and, with no time to run, barely slips into his bed, before Happy enters through the window. When Pepper arrives at the mansion after being informed by Happy, Tony claims that a doctor had ordered him to remain in bed, and he had pretended he was on a trip, to not worry anybody. As Happy and Pepper leave the estate, they agree that the entire situation still feels odd, and Pepper even theorizes that maybe Stark is actually a prisoner of Iron Man.

Meanwhile, high up in the sky, a mysterious satellite is being controlled remotely by the Mandarin in his castle. Once it is in position, the villain releases a powerful energy beam from the device that annihilates Tony Stark's mansion. Alerted by his armor's sensors, Iron Man escapes at the last second.

Pepper and Happy hurry back to the Stark estate, and find that while Iron Man is fine, Stark is seemingly dead. Pepper goes to Inspector Flint, blaming Iron Man for Stark's death. However, because of the oddity of what was used to destroy the mansion, the case is now in the government's hands. On the shore of Long Island, Happy grieves the loss of his boss, even if his death means Happy could have an opportunity with Pepper.

In his laboratory, Iron Man tracks down the perpetrator of the crime, the Mandarin. The Mandarin prepares for the inevitable confrontation with Iron Man, while Stark himself flies under disguise in an airplane to China. Stark opens the emergency door in mid-flight and jumps.

Once Iron Man reaches the perimeter of Mandarin's castle, the villain uses a powerful beam to trap and pull him to the rocks, but Tony breaks the fall using his repulsors. The Mandarin uses hypnotic lights to weaken his foe, so he can be finished off by Koto, a giant humanoid robot. The robot brings the unconscious Iron Man to his master, and the Mandarin ties him to a wheel that will spin him to his death with the press of a button. First, though, the Mandarin wants to tell his origin story.

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Tales of Suspense #62.

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Synopsis for "The Origin of the Mandarin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #62.

With Iron Man, his nemesis, tied to a wheel with titanium bonds, the Mandarin decides to tell him a story nobody has ever heard, his origin story.

The Mandarin takes Iron Man back to the day he was born. According to himself, the Mandarin's father was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, but he married a high born Englishwoman, supposedly making the gods feel displeased when the Mandarin was born. An idol fell upon the Mandarin's father and killed him, and his mother died of a broken heart upon hearing the news. The orphaned child was given to his aunt, however, she hated him because he would inherit the wealth instead of her. When the Mandarin's aunt set out to abandon the child in another village, a chandelier fell next to her. She interpreted the accident as an omen, and thought she was bound to never leave his side. Because of this, she decided to teach him to hate the world the way she did.

Every bit of gold of the Mandarin's inheritance was spent teaching him science and the art of war, but the Chinese army took his home and land for tax evasion. Mandarin's aunt died the following day, leaving him completely alone. While he was now poor, the Mandarin walked proud of being a descendant of Khan.

One day when he was walking a path leading to the dreaded and forbidden Valley of Spirits, the Mandarin was lured by a powerful light to the ruins of a mysterious alien structure, a spaceship. While he explored every bit of the vessel, he discovered a machine that fed into his mind the logs of the ship's captain, an alien called Axonn-Karr of the planet Maklu-4. Axonn-Karr had explored the universe and met his end when he arrived to the Earth, as he was fatally wounded by humans, who were scared of his appearance.

Before leaving the ship, the Mandarin retrieved its power source, ten rings that contained unlimited energy. The Mandarin then established in a deserted castle in the middle of the Valley, where he spent years studying the alien science of Axonn-Karr and managed to harness the power of the ten rings, with each one having a different power he could command at will. Using the power of the rings, the Mandarin subjugated entire villages to his will.

After finishing his story, the Mandarin activates the wheel Iron Man was strapped to, which would spin faster and faster until its victim died. With the machine running, the Mandarin left to continue his plan of world domination. He planned to demonstrate a missile to the Chinese Army, and have it set to reach Formosa, hoping to trigger World War III and step in once the democracies and the communists had exhausted themselves fighting.

Once the villain left, Iron Man used a concealed diamond blade in the tip of his gauntlet to snap one of the titanium cords. He then connected it to the power-pack of his wrist and turned the wheel into a generator that would recharge his suit the faster it moved. After recharging his suit, Iron Man applied his own strength and caused the wheel to snap from its axle, crash into the wall and break. Once freed from the remains of the wheel, Iron Man used a solar scanner-beam to track down the Mandarin to a military base.

In the military base, the Mandarin attended the launch of the missile and proceeded to leave. Iron Man intercepted the weapon and changed its course, causing it to plummet and crash into its launching site, making the Chinese army believe that the Mandarin had betrayed them.

As the Mandarin was leaving to his castle in his ship, Iron Man threw a boulder into the vehicle's path, causing it to crash. After questioning what could've caused the boulder to move, Iron Man showed himself and confronted the Mandarin. The two enemies managed to counter each other's attack. Iron Man dodged the beam from Mandarin's flame ring, the Mandarin used an energy beam of his own to block Iron Man's, and then the Golden Avenger saw himself unaffected by poison gas thanks to his armor's filtering system. Iron Man proceeded to pick up the boulder, but before throwing it to the Mandarin, he was blinded with a flashing light. He still managed to throw it at the Mandarin, but the villain destroyed it with his disintegrator ray. The Mandarin then used a gas solidifier to trap Iron Man in the air surrounding him, but the fight was interrupted by the Chinese Army, who wanted the Mandarin's head. The villain proceeded to trap Iron Man in a beam of black light to distract him and escape to the safety of his castle. After freeing himself from the dark matter, the Chinese and the Mandarin had left the scene.

A few hours later, Iron Man managed to catch a ride back home aboard a USAF jet. Meanwhile, the Mandarin ponders in his base, and set outs to never rest until he destroys Iron Man.

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Synopsis for "Somewhere Lurks the Phantom!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #63.
Quote1 I just came back from half-way around the world, after fighting for my life... and you make it sound like I was at the corner drugstore! Quote2
--Iron Man

Iron Man just arrives to Stark Industries from his battle against the Mandarin, and Pepper and Happy give him a cold welcome, still bitter at him for supposedly failing to protect Tony Stark. Iron Man returns to his lab, and starts working on a way to remove his armor that he came up with when he was returning from China. After successfully tripling the output of a master transistor, Tony's armor no longer requires the extra output from the belt pads, allowing Tony to remove most of the suit and return to his civilian life.

Joyful for having escaped his predicament, Tony re-enters his office, taking Pepper by surprise and causing her to faint. After realizing that Happy is truly in love with Pepper, and reassuring himself that he can't be with her because of his damaged heart, Tony decides to lie and claim that he's going to get married, in order to prompt Pepper to stop thinkin of him. Tony also claims that his fiancée is from Boston, and that he had been there on a yacht for the past weeks, and that's why he supposedly hadn't heard he was believed dead. Tony begins to walk down Stark Industries, in order to catch up with the developments during his absence, and while doing so, he brushes off mild-mannered Dr. Birch.

At night, a mysterious masked figure plants a bomb in Stark Industries which subsequently damages the missile testing section of the factory. When he investigates the crime scene, Iron Man discovers the instigator, dubbed as a "phantom saboteur," used Stark's own technology in the bomb, meaning it was an inside job.

In the days that follow, Stark Industries becomes the target of many sabotages, to the point its employees no longer feel safe. Fully aware of the grim situation, Tony patrols his factory as Iron Man and catches a glipse of a human silhouette, giving chase to the figure. In his eagerness to catch the villain, Iron Man sets off a booby trap that makes him lose his balance long enough for the villain to escape.

After failing to capture the Phantom, Stark meets up with the union delegation, who give Stark 24 hours to stop the phantom, or they would call a strike due to the company's state of insecurity. With his company at risk, Stark continues patrolling the factory claded in his armor, when his sensors detect movement nearby. When Iron Man tackles the person in the darkness, it turns out to be Happy Hogan, who was also looking for the Phantom.

The Phantom is soon spotted in a catwalk, and he throws an explosive at Iron Man in order to distract him and escape. The Golden Avenger pulverizes the device before it can explode, and races the Phantom to the control center of the factory. The villain points his blast gun at the computer, but Iron Man disarms him by shooting a repulsor beam that ricochets against the wall and strikes the Phantom's hand. The Phantom throws a smoke grenade and fastens a bomb to the control center before leaving. Iron Man notices the explosive and destroys it before directing his attention back at the Phantom.

The villain enters Stark Industries' prototype Moon missile and Iron Man follows him. However, the hero can't fly due to the girders and braces inside the structure, and he can't climb up he stairs because of his armor's weight. Iron Man retreats, because there's only one exit and the Phantom would eventually have to climb down. However, the villain plans to reach the missile's capsule, which can fly independently from the rest of the vessel. In a turn of events, Iron Man expected the villain to follow this escape route, so he breaks the control wires and frees the capsule as soon as the Phantom gets in. Iron Man flies the capsule to the security guards, leaving the Phantom with them, and returns the capsule to the missile.

A few minutes later, Tony Stark confronts the Phantom, who has been unmasked and revealed to be Dr. Birch. The doctor claims that he felt ignored, and he envies Iron Man and Tony Stark for the attention they get. After Birch is taken into custody, Pepper and Happy ask for their boss to borrow one of his cars to go on a date. Tony lets them have it their way, in compensation for his absence, and as they leave he wonders why even though everything is going as he wants, Tony feels his heart heavy.

Appearing in "Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!"

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Synopsis for "Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #64.

As Tony Stark works away at making his armor stronger, the Black Widow (in a new costume) tracks down and finds Hawkeye who is testing new arrows. She tells him that following her disappearance (in Tales of Suspense #60) she was taken back behind the Iron Curtain and forced to do her government's bidding through fear of her family being punished, they then equipped her with a new costume allowing her to scale walls and ceilings and bracelets that can fire lines to swing on. Following this she was returned to the States with orders to destroy Iron Man, and she had tracked down Hawkeye in hopes that he'd help her.

Later that night Happy and Pepper are out on a date, and Happy proposes to her, a question that Pepper needs more time to think about. They are soon attacked by Black Widow and Hawkeye who kidnap them and hold them hostage demanding that Iron Man show up. Instead Tony Stark does offering to trade them plans for secret weapons for Happy and Pepper's freedom. Ordering one of her thugs to go over the plans, Tony uses this as a chance to create a diversion so that he can change into Iron Man.

He battles Hawkeye and Black Widow, sustaining significant damage to his armor thanks to Hawkeye's arrows, however when the Black Widow is injured in combat, Hawkeye snatches her up and escapes to get her to safety, making the Widow fail at her mission. Iron Man soon makes his retreat so that he can change back to Stark and reunite with the others, where he is greeted very warmly by Pepper, much to Happy's dismay.

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Synopsis for "When Titans Clash"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #65.

The story begins with Tony Stark in his offices musing to himself about the impossibility of marrying Pepper Potts and the rightful happiness of his friend Happy Hogan as he informs them of his taking leave to demonstrate the company's new missile system at an out of town military test site. While away showing off the new Mangler missile capabilities, the Flushing, New York plant site finds its security breached by a brazen common burglar who goes by the name of Weasel Wills. In the process of rifling the after-hours offices he finds the left behind attaché case of Tony stark containing the latest Iron Man armor. The burglar discovers its contents immediately and their value and dons the armor himself whereby he walks out of the plant concealed in the armor and raising nary a notice from the security guards.
Out and away from the plant the criminal Wills learns about the functions of the armor and then sets to using them in a crime spree robbing banks and loot while securing himself and it away in a lair that the armor has allowed him to burrow underground. The audacity of the crimes and the figure involved as being the hero Iron Man stirs up vast attention in the press and by the authorities such that that it reaches the notice of Tony Stark away on his trip. Realizing the source of this new menace is his own armor mislaid and pilfered he speeds back to New York and dons his remaining Iron Man armor before he created the current Red and Yellow version. Determined but unaware of the actual identity of the armor's user the plan that Tony Stark sets to lure him out is to tap into the radio frequency of the Iron Man armors and transmit a threat and challenge to the thief to meet in an deserted plant at night.
Confident and curious as to what means might be used against him in the future the thief in armor gets the drop on the waiting Tony Stark pacing about in his old bulky yellow armor. Despite the speed and greater power of the new yellow and red armor the fight between the two armors that ensues turns on Tony Stark's knowledge, experience and ultimately a ploy to exhaust the power supply of the armor. Having cut all power access in the plant Stark gambles that he could goad on an attack that will leave his opponent drained while he conserves his. In victory Tony Stark is resigned that the police who are rushing to the scene will learn of his secret identity as Iron Man from the criminal but upon questioning about how Wills got the armor Wills undermines all of his credibility with claiming that he made it himself when he is known as being nothing more than a petty thief. The story ends with the secret of Iron Man secure and friends and authority relived that the real Iron Man hasn't turned bad.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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