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  • Issue #258
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 258

    First printing. Armor Wars II. Part 1 of 9. "Lo, A Spectral Enemy Rises..." Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Byrne. It begins anew! The next Armor Wars saga! A secret organization has discovered a way to take control of the biochip implanted near Tony Stark's spinal cord! And at this point the group's motives are unclear! In the meantime Tony has developed a second (and identical) suit of armor that can be controlled remotely! And he may need it very soon as an emergency has occurred at the Stark Enterprises' nuclear research facility! By the time Shell-Head arrives on the scene, the first reactor is in meltdown stage! But before Iron Man can fix the reactor, he must first fix his eyes on the Titanium Man! First appearance of Kearson DeWitt. Cameo appearances by the Living Laser, Jim Rhodes, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Notes: The second printing was published in 1992 as part of the JC Penney box set. See Iron Man (1968 1st series) JC Penney Reprint 258. This issue begins John Byrne's 2-year run as the writer of the Iron Man series. In 2013 Marvel published a 4-issue limited series (catalogued as Iron Man Armor Wars 2) which illustrates how the Michelinie - Layton creative team would have written the second Armor Wars saga back in 1990. The four issues are numbered 258.1, 258.2, 258.3, and 258.4.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #259
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 259

    Armor Wars II. Part 2 of 9. "...Like All Secrets, Easily Revealed" Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. Deep inside the Stark Enterprises' nuclear research facility, the golden avenger cannot believe who he is seeing! The Titanium Man! But wasn't he killed in Iron Man 229 during the first Armor Wars? Everyone thinks so! However Shell-Head's number one priority at the moment is shutting down the last reactor! And after Iron Man dumps it in the Pacific Ocean, he wakes up three days later in San Francisco! Whoa, how did Tony end up in the city by the bay? Scarily he doesn't know! But now he must return to Los Angeles posthaste and face his mysterious adversary! Cameo appearances by the Living Laser, Kearson DeWitt, Jim Rhodes, Mrs. Arbogast, and the Mandarin. (Note: The Armor Wars II saga was reprinted in 2010 in the trade paperback: Iron Man Armor Wars II.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #260
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 260

    Armor Wars II. Part 3 of 9. "Put Them All Together They Spell Laser!" Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. At last the armored avenger discovers which super-villain has been trying to kill him! The Living Laser! And deep underground in the sub-levels of Stark Enterprises' nuclear facility, the Invincible Iron Man and the Living Laser wage a dazzling war across the electromagnetic spectrum! The laser is constantly changing frequencies and wavelengths to befuddle the golden avenger! In mid-battle can Shell-Head develop a coherent plan to power down the Living Laser? Time is running out! First appearance of Chen Hsu. Cameo appearances by Desmond Marrs, Phoebe Marrs, Kearson DeWitt, and the Mandarin. (Notes: The Armor Wars II saga was reprinted in 2014 in the softcover: Iron Man War Games Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 258 thru 277.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #261
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 261

    Armor Wars II. Part 4 of 9. Untitled story. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. In surprising fashion last issue, the Living Laser allowed the golden avenger to live after he collapsed during their epic battle! And now the civilian authorities think Shell-Head is dead, and they want to cut him out of his armor! But Tony can't let that happen! So enter the remote controlled Iron Man! Meanwhile, the reborn Mandarin travels to a remote part of Asia to release an ancient evil upon the world! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Desmond Marrs, Phoebe Marrs, Kearson DeWitt, Chen Hsu, and Fin Fang Foom. (Note: Fin Fang Foom previously appeared in Astonishing Tales (1970) #24.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #262
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 262

    Armor Wars II. Part 5 of 9. "The Enemy Within" Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. At Stark Enterprises a team of doctors perform test after test on Tony Stark to determine what is causing his blackouts! But unfortunately they can't find anything wrong! Both Tony and Rhodey are very frustrated and still think something is going on with the implanted biochip! A few hours later when Kearson DeWitt's group "takes control" of Tony again, Jim Rhodes sees the effect firsthand! And Rhodey rushes his friend into the one place he's safe: the red & gold armor of Iron Man! In the meantime on the other side of the world, the Mandarin prepares to unleash Fin Fang Foom on the People's Republic of China! 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #263
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 263

    Armor Wars II. Part 6 of 9. "Stone Walls Do Not A Prison Make..." Guest-starring Wonder Man and Hank Pym. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. The Living Laser returns to Stark Enterprises determined to finish off the golden avenger! But Tony is still in his lab trying to regain full control of his body! Rhodey knows that Shell-Head is no condition to fight, so he makes a quick phone call to the Avengers West Coast! Will the combined might of three avengers be enough to dissipate the Living Laser? Meanwhile in the Middle Kingdom, Fin Fang Foom slaughters a battalion of Chinese soldiers! Cameo appearances by Kearson DeWitt, Chen Hsu, and the Mandarin. 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #264
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 264

    Armor Wars II. Part 7 of 9. "Where is Iron Man?" Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. The Living Laser is finally gone; however, now there's a new threat at Stark Enterprises! An angry mob of furloughed employees! Jim Rhodes tries to calm the enraged group, but they burst through the security gates anyway! The furious workers are going to destroy everything if Iron Man doesn't intervene! Normally this would be an easy task for the armored avenger! But with his body's vital systems failing one by one, Shell-Head is in big trouble in his own backyard! Cameo appearances by Kearson DeWitt, Chen Hsu, Fin Fang Foom, and the Mandarin. 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #265
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 265

    Armor Wars II. Part 8 of 9. "This Mortal Coil" Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. After escaping from the rioters, Iron Man retreats to his private laboratory on the S.E. campus! And once there Tony runs a test that confirms his nervous system is failing rapidly! However while talking to Rhodey, the golden avenger finally connects the dots! The biochip near Tony's spine was implanted by Cordco Incorporated! And Cordco is partially owned by the Marrs Corporation! And the Marrs Corp owns an office tower in Los Angeles! Could this be the location of Kearson DeWitt's operations center? In a desperate state, Tony dons his armor one more time and zooms into L.A. to live free or die! Cameo appearances by Chen Hsu and the Mandarin. (Note: The Armor Wars II saga was reprinted in 2010 in the trade paperback: Iron Man Armor Wars II.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #266
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 266

    Armor Wars II. Part 9 of 9. "Retribution!" Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. At last the Invincible Iron man comes face-to-face with his tormentor of the past several weeks! Why does Kearson DeWitt hate Tony Stark so much? The answer will have to wait as DeWitt possesses his own powerful suit of armor! And in no time at all DeWitt and Shell-Head are trading haymakers over the skies of Los Angeles! But the golden avenger is still weak! And victory looks very much in doubt! Until an old friend arrives in the nick of time to end the second armor wars! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes and the Mandarin. (Notes: Kearson DeWitt returns in Iron Man (1968 1st Series) Annual #13. The Armor Wars II saga was reprinted in 2014 in the softcover: Iron Man War Games Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 258 thru 277. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 327,728; average paid circulation 198,100.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Iron Man War Games TPB (2014 Marvel) Epic Collection 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects Iron Man (1968-1996 1st Series) #258-277.

    Written by John Byrne. Art and cover by John Romita, Jr.

    John Byrne's complete run is collected in one volume! Tony Stark has a bullet lodged in his spine, and that could be the least of his problems! The ghost of an old enemy, the machinations of a vengeful madman and a menace from within Tony's own body come to a head in "Armor Wars II," the cataclysmic sequel to one of Iron Man's most memorable storylines! Things get worse as the Mandarin returns - but when the villain unleashes the power of the king-sized alien dragon Fin Fang Foom, it will take two Iron Men to stop them! And it's Cold War chaos as Iron Man and the Black Widow race to prevent World War III! Plus: the origin of Iron Man!

    Softcover, 512 pages, full color.

    NOTE: Book 16 of the Iron Man Epic Collection - Years Covered: July 1990-Feb 1992. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Iron Man Armor Wars II TPB (2010 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Iron Man (1968-1996 1st Series) #258-266. Written by JOHN BYRNE. Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. In the famous run by John Byrne and John Romita Jr, Iron Man faces challenges he never even dreamed of! When industrial villains Kearson Dewitt and the Marrs twins seize control of Tony Stark's central nervous system, he finds himself inexplicably paralyzed and suffering memory loss amidst deadly battles with the Living Laser, who is stronger, and crazier, than ever before! Meanwhile, with the help of Fin Fang Foom and his race of dragons, the Mandarin learns his true potential, and that of his ten rings of power! Guest-starring: Jim Rhodes (the man that would become War Machine) and Wonder Man! Softcover, 224 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Iron Man Armored Vengeance TPB (2013 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Iron Man Armor Wars 2 (2013) 258.1-258.4. Written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Art by Dave Ross. Cover by Bob Layton. David Michelinie and Bob Layton - two voices that defined Iron Man, whose two lengthy and distinct runs on the Armored Avenger's title have long been regarded as high-water marks - together again! Michelinie and Layton reunite - coming together with artist Dave Ross to tell the untold story of Iron Man's darkest and most dire hour. An untold story of the classic saga known as "Armor Wars II!" Softcover, 96 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.