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  • Issue #12UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Coming of the Controller" Part 1 of 2. Script by Archie Goodwin. Pencils by George Tuska. Inks by Johnny Craig. Cover by George Tuska. A new twisted mastermind, Basil Sandhurst, has found a way to harness the power of the human brain! By using control discs, the evil villain has subjugated every person in a New England town. Tony Stark and Janice Cord are driving through that same town, and after they stop at a local restaurant...the Controller strikes! Meanwhile in the Everglades, Jasper Sitwell finds the wreck of Whitney Frost's escape ship from four issues ago. First appearance of the Controller. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson.) 32 pages

  • Issue #13UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Captives of the Controller!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Archie Goodwin. Pencils by George Tuska. Inks by Johnny Craig. Cover by George Tuska. It's an awesome cover to cover slugfest between the Controller and the Invincible Iron Man! The Controller has hijacked a train and is headed for New York City to enslave the population! Can Shell-head stop the runaway locomotive and also rescue Janice Cord? Cameo appearance by Nick Fury. 32 pages

  • Issue #14UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Night Phantom Walks!" Script by Archie Goodwin. Pencils and Inks by Johnny Craig. Cover by Johnny Craig. Tony Stark travels to a Caribbean Island where a mysterious creature has been sabotaging the Stark Industries facilities. The local islanders think that a supernatural being is performing the acts of terror, but Tony suspects something else. In an underground cavern, Iron Man battles the treacherous Night Phantom to save Janice Cord one more time. Can the golden avenger prevent Janice from falling into the radioactive pool? First appearance of the Night Phantom. 32 pages

  • Issue #15UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Said the Unicorn to the Ghost!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Johnny Craig. The Red Ghost has helped the Unicorn (last seen in Iron Man 4) regain his powers and sanity following his defeat at the hands of Iron Man several months ago. Now the deadly duo travels to the Nevada desert to steal Tony Stark's cosmic ray intensifier! However, Shell-head is there to stop them! It's a great battle among Iron Man, the Unicorn, the Red Ghost, and the Super Apes! Meanwhile, Cord Manufacturing is reopening with Janice Cord as chief executive and Alex Niven as head scientist. First appearance of Alex Niven (aka Crimson Dynamo). 32 pages

  • Issue #16UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 16UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. Can arch enemies Iron Man and Unicorn stop fighting long enough to stop the murderous Red Ghost and his Super-Apes? "Of Beast and Men!" Guest-starring Nick Fury. Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Johnny Craig.

  • Issue #17UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Beginning of the End!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Johnny Craig. The Tony Stark life model decoy has taken over Stark Industries and kicked the real Tony Stark to the curb! And if that was not bad enough, two new villains attack Iron Man and then later on abduct Tony Stark. Does Tony already know one of his assailants? Meanwhile, Alex Niven expresses romantic interest in Janice Cord. First appearances of Midas and Madame Masque. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics publisher John Carbonaro.) 32 pages

  • Issue #18UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Even Heroes Die!" Guest-starring the Avengers. Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Johnny Craig. It's an action-packed issue as Midas sends Tony and Madame Masque to break into Stark Industries to capture...Tony Stark! However, Midas does not know that he already has the real Tony Stark, and it's the life model decoy that is actually running Stark Industries. What a twist! When the life model decoy dons Iron Man's armor, Tony only has one option...wear the old golden suit of armor. Will the Avengers arrive in time to save Tony? And is Madame Masque having second thoughts about working for Midas? The story of Iron Man's failing heart condition continues in Avengers 69. Cameo appearances by Captain America and Nick Fury. Avengers Lineup: Goliath, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages

  • Issue #19UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "What Price Life?" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Johnny Craig. Story continues from Avengers 69. After surviving open heart surgery at Municipal Hospital, Tony Stark is abducted once again by Midas. However, this time the golden avenger has an ally in his attempt to escape from Midas' Aegean Island fortress: Madame Masque! Can Iron Man and Madame Masque (aka Whitney Frost) finally defeat the evil Midas? Cameo appearance by Captain America. 32 pages

  • Issue #20UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 20UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Who Serves Lucifer?" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Joe Gaudioso. At the Stark Industries Long Island plant, a disenchanted security guard, Charlie Gray, is recruited by Lucifer to help the evil villain escape from his exile in a far off dimension. Lucifer transforms Charlie into a powerful being and sends him to lure Tony Stark into Lucifer's temporary lair on Earth. Lucifer seems to have a good plan...until Shell-head gets involved! (Note: Mike Esposito inked under the pseudonym Joe Gaudioso.) 32 pages

  • Issue #21UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 21UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Replacement!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Joe Gaudioso. After attending a boxing match featuring Eddie March, Tony Stark drops by Cord Industries and finds Janice Cord under duress from the Crimson Dynamo! Tony quickly changes into his armor, and the golden avenger goes into battle against the new Crimson Dynamo (Alex Niven). After an inconclusive fight, Tony decides to give up being Iron Man and offers the job to Eddie March instead. In the meantime, Tony renews his relationship with Janice Cord. Everything is going great until the Crimson Dynamo decides its time for a rematch against Iron Man (aka Eddie March). Is the new Iron Man in over his head? First appearance of Eddie March. 32 pages

  • Issue #22UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 22UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "From This Conflict...Death!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Joe Gaudioso. It's an epic clash of the titans as the golden avenger finds himself in a desperate three-way battle against the Crimson Dynamo and the Titanium Man! Unfortunately, Janice Cord is caught in the crossfire of the fight at the Cord Manufacturing Plant. Can the Invincible Iron Man defeat his two armored adversaries and save Janice? Or will his victory be a pyrrhic one? (Notes: The tragic events of this issue will pit Iron Man against the Crimson Dynamo for years to come. Their next confrontation takes place in Avengers 130.) 32 pages

  • Issue #23UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 23UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Man Who Killed Tony Stark!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by George Tuska and Joe Gaudioso. In his quest for vengeance, Iron Man wrecks the cargo ship that smuggled the Titanium Man into the United States. Meanwhile, a new villain called the Mercenary along with Janice Cord's former lawyer, Vincent Sandhurst, plots to ambush and kill Tony Stark. Both bad guys track Tony to his weekend lodge in the Adirondacks Mountains, but they end up encountering Iron Man instead! 32 pages

  • Issue #24UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "My Son...The Minotaur!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by Johnny Craig and George Tuska. Cover by Marie Severin. Following the events of Iron Man 19, Madame Masque (aka Whitney Frost) washed up in a grotto on an Aegean Sea island. Now she is the unsuspecting prisoner of the twisted Dr. Vryolak and the Minotaur! The duo of Iron Man and Jasper Sitwell is on the way to free her, but can they rescue Madame Masque before Dr. Vryolak turns her into a mate for his son? 32 pages

  • Issue #25UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 25UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "This Doomed Land ? This Dying Sea!" Guest-starring the Sub-Mariner. Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by Johnny Craig and Sam Grainger. Cover by Marie Severin. Blane Ordway, the project lead at the Stark Industries Meridian Island Project, has done a fantastic job of improving efficiency and cutting costs at the previously struggling facility. What has been the secret to Blane's success? Dump tons of chemical waste into the Atlantic Ocean instead of paying for its safe removal. Now the Sub-Mariner is furious with the pollution near Atlantis and begins to wreck the Meridian Island project! But Iron Man quickly arrives on the scene for another great battle with Namor! 32 pages

  • Issue #26UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Duel In A Dark Dimension!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by Don Heck and Johnny Craig. The Collector wants to add the Freak (aka Happy Hogan) to his intergalactic collection! So the ancient elder of the universe abducts Pepper Hogan to lure her husband and Iron Man to his spaceship. After the Collector captures Happy, he proposes a trade to Iron Man. If Shell-head can obtain the solar sword from the dark dimension, the Collector will release both Pepper and Happy. Will the golden avenger betray Val-Larr, the owner of the solar sword, in order to save his friends? 32 pages

  • Issue #27UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 27UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Fury of the Firebrand!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by Don Heck and Johnny Craig. Cover by Marie Severin and Joe Sinnott. Iron Man and Eddie March attend the ground-breaking ceremony of a new community center in Bay City. However, before the ceremony can begin; a super-powered anarchist stirs up trouble in the racially-divided community, and suddenly a full-scale riot erupts! Can Shell-head restore order to the city and defeat this new foe? First appearance of Firebrand. 32 pages

  • Issue #28UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 28UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Controller Lives!" Story by Archie Goodwin. Art by Don Heck and Johnny Craig. Cover by Marie Severin and Mike Esposito. Tony Stark and Jasper Sitwell are on their way to the Pinewood Sanitarium in a response to a cry for help. A woman from Tony's past, Meredith McCall, is in danger. It so happens that there is another resident of the upstate New York sanitarium that Tony also knows...Basil Sandhurst, the Controller! Has Iron Man's old foe taken control of the sanitarium? Flashback appearance of Tony Stark's father, Howard Anthony Stark. (Note: This issue includes a half-page ad for Astonishing Tales 1 featuring Ka-zar and Doctor Doom.) 32 pages

  • Issue #29UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Save the People ? Save the Country!" Story by Mimi Gold. Art by Don Heck and Chic Stone. Cover by Marie Severin and Bill Everett. Tony Stark is on vacation in the Caribbean when he suddenly encounters political refugees from a nearby island. A tyrant called the Overseer has taken over the small island nation. Now Tony has a decision to make: is the golden avenger going to become a freedom fighter? 32 pages

  • Issue #30UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 30UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Menace of the Monster-Master!" Story by Allyn Brodsky. Art by Don Heck and Chic Stone. Cover by Marie Severin and Bill Everett. Iron Man is in Japan putting on a demonstration of his armor for executives at the Fujiyama Electronics Company. After the impressive demo, the company's chief research scientist asks the golden avenger to investigate mysterious electromagnetic emissions that are coming from a supposedly deserted island in the Sea of Japan. Upon traveling to the island, Shell-head suddenly finds himself battling Zoga, the mechanical flying monster! Is there a traitor working for Fujiyama? 32 pages

  • Issue #31UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 31UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Anything for the Cause!" Story by Allyn Brodsky. Art by Don Heck and Chic Stone. A renegade group called the Smashers incites a riot outside the Stark Industries factory on the small Pacific Island of Lakani. Now Iron Man must stop the anti-establishment group and find the traitorous employee inside his factory. First appearance of Kevin O'Brien. 32 pages

  • Issue #32UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Beware the Mechanoid!" Story by Allyn Brodsky. Art by George Tuska and Joe Gaudioso. Iron man investigates a mysterious spaceship hovering over New York City and encounters the Mechanoid Scout MK-5. What is this alien's purpose for visiting Earth? (Note: Mike Esposito inked under the pseudonym Joe Gaudioso.) 32 pages

  • Issue #33UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Their Mission: Destroy Stark Industries!" First appearance of Spymaster. Story by Allyn Brodsky. Art by Don Heck and Joe Gaudioso. Cover by Sal Buscema. Spymaster and his Espionage Elite are planning to infiltrate and destroy Stark Industries! Despite the best efforts of Tony Stark and his security personnel, the industrial spies quickly take over the SI complex, and they even capture Tony! Cameo appearance by Nick Fury. (Note: The letters page contains a half page ad for Avengers 83 featuring the Lady Liberators.) 32 pages

  • Issue #34UK
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    UK edition. "Crisis and Calamity!" Story by Allyn Brodsky. Art by Don Heck and Joe Gaudioso. Cover by Sal Buscema. With Tony Stark as their prisoner, the Espionage Elite appear to be in control of Stark Industries; however, Kevin O'Brien and Jasper Sitwell are fighting back! Kevin frees Tony, and that means Shell-head can join the battle! Can Iron Man defeat the treacherous Spymaster? 32 pages

  • Issue #35UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 35UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Revenge!" Guest-starring Daredevil and Nick Fury. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Heck and Mike Esposito. Cover by Sal Buscema. It's a great battle issue as Iron Man and Nick Fury team up to fight the Zodiac, while Daredevil and Madame Masque join forces to battle Spymaster! Why does everyone want the Zodiac key? The story continues in Daredevil 73. 32 pages

  • Issue #36UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Among Men Stalks the Ramrod!" Guest-starring Daredevil and Nick Fury. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Heck and Mike Esposito. Cover by Sal Buscema. The story continues from Daredevil 73. The heroes and villains have all returned to Stark Industries after encountering the Brotherhood of Ankh. Now it's time for the battle royal: Iron Man, Daredevil, Nick Fury, and Madame Masque vs. Spymaster, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Sagittarius! After the battle Tony Stark decides to take a leave of absence from Stark Industries, but the Ramrod ensures that Iron Man does not get any time off! First appearance of Marianne Rodgers. 32 pages

  • Issue #37UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 37UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "In This Hour of Earthdoom!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Heck and Jim Mooney. Cover by Marie Severin and Sal Buscema. Iron Man lies seriously wounded after his battle against Ramrod. Tony's transplanted heart is failing, and only Kevin O'Brien can save him! Meanwhile, Ramrod and his master, the Foreman, are still planning to destroy the Earth. The Foreman has also captured Marianne. It may take a miracle for Shell-head to emerge victorious on this day. 32 pages

  • Issue #38UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "When Calls Jonah!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by George Tuska and Mike Esposito. Cover by Sal Buscema. Tony Stark hires a new employee with a criminal past, but it's possible the new employee, Frankie Majors, may have been framed. Iron Man investigates the situation and quickly runs afoul of Jonah! 32 pages

  • Issue #39UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 39UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "A Twist of Memory ? A Turn of Mind!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Herb Trimpe. Cover by Herb Trimpe. Tony Stark visits Jasper Sitwell in the hospital to see how his friend's recovery is progressing. Upon leaving the hospital, Tony's car crashes into the East River, and he is abducted by a mysterious villain called White Dragon. What is this new villain planning? Cameo appearances by Captain America, the Falcon, Goliath, and Thor. 32 pages

  • Issue #40UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 40UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Night Walk!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by George Tuska and Jim Mooney. The White Dragon has been mind-controlling Tony Stark for several days as a part of plan to destroy the United Nations building! Can Iron Man break free of the White Dragon's control and save the U.N.? Cameo appearance by Nick Fury. 32 pages

  • Issue #41UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Claws of the Slasher!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by George Tuska and Jim Mooney. Tony Stark and Marianne Rodgers take a business trip to Washington D.C., where Iron Man encounters two new villains: Demetrius and the Slasher. Also, who is the mysterious Mister Kline? Meanwhile, Marianne appears to be exhibiting some kind of clairvoyant powers. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics publisher Dean Mullaney.) 32 pages

  • Issue #42UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "When Demons Wail!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by George Tuska and Frank Giacoia. Tony Stark is still in Washington D.C. trying to defend the quality of Stark Industries' products, when a new villain called Mikas takes control of Marianne Rodgers and her psychic powers! Now Iron Man must battle Mikas to free her! (Note: According to the story, the woman on the cover should be Marianne Rodgers; however her hair is colored red.) 32 pages

  • Issue #47UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 47UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 6p cover price. Barry Smith art. Origin retold. "Why Must There Be An Iron Man?" Story by Roy Thomas. Art by Barry Smith and Jim Mooney. Cover by Gil Kane. These are difficult days for Tony Stark as many people around him are questioning the purpose of Iron Man following the death of Kevin O'Brien. However, after lengthy soul-searching, Tony decides he is not going to quit being Iron Man. (Note: This issue features the retelling of the origin of Iron Man.) 32 pages

  • Issue #48UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 48UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 6p cover price. "The Fury and the Inferno!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. The battle is still raging between Tony Stark and Simon Gilbert for control of Stark Industries! Tony fires the entire board of directors, but the chairman of the board, Simon Gilbert, is not going quietly. He arranges for an old enemy of Iron Man to attack the munitions plant. It's another great showdown: Iron Man vs. Firebrand! 32 pages, full color.

  • Issue #49UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 6p cover price. "There Lurks the Adaptoid!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. Marianne Rodgers has a vision that something bad is going to happen at Avengers Mansion. Tony dons his armor and flies to the mansion and encounters...the Adaptoid! Shell-head and the Adaptoid fight from cover-to-cover, but the battle ends without a winner as both combatants break contact after being injured. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics editor David McDonnell.) 32 pages

  • Issue #50UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 6p cover price. "Deathplay!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. During a news media interview, Tony Stark is seized by Princess Python's pet snake! Tony breaks free and now Princess Python must face Iron Man! Shell-head and the pet python engage in a death duel over a vat of acid! Which one is going to take the fatal plunge? Meanwhile, Marianne is continuing to have terrifying visions of a being called the Cyborg-Sinister. 32 pages