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Last two years of site updates for The Iron Man Library (created on December 29, 2009).

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This week we're reduced to a single time-period

April 17, 2017
T Vernon begins Armour Wars in IRON MAN (1968) #225. Tony Stark discovers that Force's armour was based on Stark's designs which he got from Justin Hammer. He gets Scott Lang (Ant-Man) to steal a list of other villains whom Hammer has supplied, and Iron Man starts going after them to disable their armour.

But Shellhead still finds time to fight the LMD Zodiac with his Avengers in WEST COAST AVENGERS #26-28.

--RobFJ

 

Back to only 3 timeframes this time

April 10, 2017
In INFAMOUS IRON MAN #6 Iron Doom's after the Wizard, SHIELD is after Doom, and then the other Iron Man Ironheart gets on his case.

In NEW AVENGERS (2005) #49 the New Avengers and the Fantastic Four search for the Skrull-Jarvis who's kidnapped Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' baby Danielle. Then Cage goes in desperation to Iron Patriot-to-be Norman Osborn.

T Vernon continues the original run with IRON MAN (1968) #224 which concludes the Force 2-parter and hints at more problems with Justin Hammer to come.

--RobFJ

 

This week we've managed to get tales in 4 different timeframes

April 3, 2017
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5 doesn't guest-star any of the people on the cover. But it is the end of the adventure with Pepper Potts against the Techno-Golem and her ninjas with light-sabres. And Riri Williams turns down a job with SHIELD.

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #3-5 follows Norman Osborn as he tries to bring the FF to heel. But Mr Fantastic is exploring alternate timelines with his new Bridge, and the other 3 are experiencing alternate versions of themselves. So it's up to Franklin and Valeria to hold off Osborn and Venom.

In IRON MAN (1968) #223 (brought to us by T Vernon) Force defects from Justin Hammer's supervillain squad in a 2-parter that will lead into Armour Wars I.

And Peter Silvestro give us AVENGERS #1.5, totally new but very old. It concludes the story of Avenger X - at least for the moment. It also 'explains' why she's got a hero's headstone when she's really a villain.

--RobFJ

 

Iron Man old, no Iron Man new, Iron Man-ish in red, white and blue

March 27, 2017
I haven't been to the city this week so I don't yet have the new Iron(heart) Man to report on.

DARK AVENGERS #1 describes the formation of the team by Norman Osborn as Iron Patriot, wearing Iron Man armour in Captain America's colours. This tale is played out over a chunk of Dark Reign encompassing the Avengers: Initiative issues I reported on last month and the DR: Fantastic Four mini-series and New Avengers #49 that I'll cover in the next 2 weeks.

The real deal is of course in IRON MAN (1968) ANNUAL #9 brought to you by T Vernon. The Silver Centurion version of Shellhead has the help of Sunturion to deal with Stratosfire, his replacement as the dupe of Roxxon Corp.

--RobFJ

 

Things are low-key this week, but the future looks brighter

March 20, 2017
I have no current issue to report on for this Library this week.

WEST COAST AVENGERS #25 is really about Wonder Man deciding to stay with the team. Iron Man only gets a brief look-in.

But then he heads back to IRON MAN (1968) #222 for an issue illustrating a day in the life of a busy superhero, brought to you as usual by T Vernon.

1 of the things I'm looking forward to in the new mega-site will be the ability to home in on issues featuring the Avengers, as well as the individual heroes our separate Libraries are built around. At the moment such issues are scattered across the the various Libraries, even though we share a common database.

--RobFJ

 

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