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  • Issue #201
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 201

    "Sky Duel!" Guest-starring the West Coast Avengers. Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mark Bright, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. Iron Man's cataclysmic clash with Iron Monger is over; and Obadiah Stane has been vanquished. But much work remains to be done at the former headquarters of Stark International! Namely rescuing Pepper, Happy, and Mrs. Arbogast from a burning underground laboratory! Once Shell-Head does that, he's reunited with Bethany Cabe. However Bethany is acting very strangely. And so too is Madame Masque for that matter! What exactly did Dr. Atlanta do to them a few issues ago? Meanwhile across the country, A.I.M. launches an air attack against the Avengers' west coast compound! And Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Tigra need help from the man in the Silver Centurion Armor! Cameo appearances by Clytemnestra Erwin, James Rhodes, and Yorgon Tykkio, (Note: In this issue Tony Stark agrees to join the West Coast Avengers.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #202
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 202
    • Signed by artist Paul Ryan with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "The Savage Goes West!" Guest-starring Ka-Zar. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Bob Layton. Trying to find himself after the destruction of the Savage Land, Ka-Zar drives to the Avengers' west coast compound! And the only avenger available to visit with him is Iron Man! Tony attempts to convince Kevin Plunder to return to his wife in New York, but the Fixer interrupts his pep talk! The crafty super-villain wants the new red and silver armor! And he's willing to kill both Shell-Head and Ka-Zar to get it! However the Fixer only came prepared to battle the high-tech might of Iron Man! Not the jungle savagery of Ka-Zar! Is the Fixer ready for a taste of the Savage Land? Cameo appearance by Jim Rhodes. Flashback cameos by Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, Zabu, and Terminus to recap the disastrous events of Avengers 257. Last 65¢ issue. (Note: The Fixer appears next in Avengers 273 as part of Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil. This issue includes a two-page ad for Captain Crunch featuring Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson with original art by Ron Frenz.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #203
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 203

    "The Maze" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Henry Pym. Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mark Bright, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. Iron Man and Bethany Cabe return to Los Angeles to finally rest after their long ordeal on the east coast! However Clytemnestra stops by Tony's temporary lodgings and tells him that his missing fortune has been found! Inauspiciously though, his bank accounts are locked by a self-destructing computer program! And Shell-Head must physically enter the late Obadiah Stane's computers to save his wealth! With time running out, Iron Man calls upon Henry Pym to shrink him, so he can go after his fortune in Ant-Man style! In the meantime, Madame Masque rushes to L.A. to save Tony! But from whom... Bethany? Flashback cameos by Obadiah Stane and Dr. Atlanta. First 75¢ issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #204
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 204

    "Crossing" Part 2 of 2. Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Luke McDonnell. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Luke McDonnell, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. In a shocking turn of events, Madame Masque shoots Bethany Cabe! But she had to, because Bethany was about to kill Tony! Oh my, what kind of love triangle is this? That's what the surprised Iron Man would like to know! Apparently the demented Dr. Atlanta performed a psyche imprint transfer on Tony's ex-girlfriends when they were Obadiah Stane's prisoners! And now the situation is a full-blown mess! Can the procedure be reversed safely without Dr. Atlanta? Bethany and Tony will have to take that chance! Appearances by Clytemnestra Erwin, Jim Rhodes, and Yorgon Tykkio. (Note: Madame Masque returns in Iron Man 238.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #205
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 205

    "The Resurrection Gambit" Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mark Bright, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. Tony Stark embarks upon a new business venture: the exploration of outer space! And toward that purpose, he begins construction of a space station to orbit the Earth! However there's an old business adversary on terra firma, Advanced Idea Mechanics, that's going to cause Iron Man major headaches! Yorgon Tykkio, a renegade leader of A.I.M., resurrects Modok and sends the mobile killing machine to destroy the armored avenger! When Modok ambushes Shell-Head at a hotel convention center, the super slugfest erupts! The Invincible Iron Man vs. the mighty Modok! An awesome battle! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Bethany Cabe, and Clytemnestra Erwin. Marvel's 25th Anniversary Celebration begins. (Notes: Shell-Head previously battled Modok in Iron Annual #4. Modok was presumed dead in Captain America 313. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 337,098; average paid circulation 201,092.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #206
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 206

    "Prisons" Guest-starring Hawkeye and Mockingbird. Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mark Bright, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. The man called Goliath (aka Erik Josten) is one of the strongest beings on the planet, on par with the likes of Thor, Wonder Man, and Hercules. For weeks now he has been a prisoner at the Avengers' west coast compound (since West Coast Avengers (1985) #3). He just busted free. Now, it's up to Shell-Head and his teammates to put a stop to the titan's rampage! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Clytemnestra Erwin, and Yorgon Tykkio. (Notes: Goliath appears next in Avengers 273 as part of Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil. The letters page contains numerous fan letters praising the story in Iron Man 200.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #207
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 207

    "Heat" Part 1 of 2. Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mark Bright, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. Tony Stark's new space exploration company has its first customer: the Targo Corporation! And Targo would like Iron Man to put an observatory satellite into orbit for them! However there are two things that Shell-Head doesn't know! First, Targo is a front company for Advanced Idea Mechanics! And second, the satellite is actually a powerful microwave radiation weapon! Once the satellite reaches orbit, A.I.M. turns on the weapon and attacks a small Caribbean Island named Boca Caliente! Iron Man desperately wants to help the island's inhabitants, but the death-ray must be knocked out first! Is the Silver Centurion Armor up to the challenge? Cameo appearances by Bethany Cabe, Alex van Tilburg, Clytemnestra Erwin, Jim Rhodes, and Yorgon Tykkio. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #208
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 208

    "Firefang!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Denny O'Neil. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mark Bright, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. A.I.M. has conquered the island country of Boca Caliente! And the red & silver avenger feels terrible about it, because he inadvertently aided A.I.M.'s conquest! So now Iron Man wants to liberate the people of the Caribbean nation, but the U.S. State Department won't let him set foot on the island! However when Tony learns that nuclear weapons on Boca Caliente are pointed at the United States, he must take action! And as shown on the dynamic cover, that action involves chasing down three ballistic missiles! Godspeed Shell-Head! Cameo appearances by Bethany Cabe, Alex van Tilburg, Clytemnestra Erwin, and Jim Rhodes. (Notes: This issue completes Denny O'Neil's tremendous 4-year run as the writer of the Iron Man title -- highlighted by James Rhodes' becoming the Invincible Iron Man and the creation of Obadiah Stane.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #209
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 209

    "A Renaissance of Magic!" Guest-starring Werewolf. Script by Dennis Mallonee. Pencils by Rick Hoberg. Inks by Ian Akin, Brian Garvey, and Steve Geiger. Cover by Dwayne Turner and Scott Williams. For a day off from work, Tony and Clytemnestra attend the local Renaissance Faire! And strangely enough while there, they bump into Jack Russell (aka Werewolf by Night) and his troubled sister Lissa! Tony notices that Lissa is dressed like Morgan Le Fey and talking like her too! Oh no, has the 6th century sorceress possessed Jack's sister? One thing leads to another... and familiar battle lines are drawn: the 20th century technology of Iron Man vs. the medieval magic of Morgan Le Fey! With a little bit of Werewolf mixed in! Cameo appearance by Buck Cowan. (Notes: Iron Man and Morgan Le Fey previously clashed in the classic Iron Man 150. Morgan Le Fey appears next in the Black Knight (1990) limited series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #210
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 210
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    "Happy's Story" Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Sam de la Rosa. Cover by Scott Williams. Tony Stark's long-time friend, Happy Hogan, has fallen on hard times; and he needs money to continue his career as a boxing promoter. So against the wishes of his wife, Happy calls Tony and asks for a loan. Happy and his new boxing protégé, Jake Jordan, travel to Los Angeles for a prize fight and then afterwards stay overnight at Tony's place! Sadly, no one has told poor Happy who Jake Jordan really is! The Spymaster! And once the master of espionage gets inside Tony's laboratory, he starts doing what he does best! Can Shell-Head stop the sabotaging Spymaster in time? Perhaps he can with help from Happy! Cameo appearances by Pepper Potts and Jim Rhodes. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #211
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 211

    "Seeing the Light!" Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Alex Saviuk. Inks by Sam de la Rosa. Cover by Alex Saviuk and Sam de la Rosa. The Living Laser is back... well, sort of! Since disintegrating at the end of Iron Man 153, Arthur Parks has been desperately trying to return to his corporeal form! And he is making progress when Iron Man detects his energy signature near Los Angeles! However the still powerful super-villain doesn't want any assistance! It's going to take two iron men -- one in the red & silver armor and one in the classic red & gold suit -- to shut down the Living Laser! Meanwhile in Germany, Bethany Cabe says goodbye to her husband forever. Appearances by Alex van Tilburg and Clytemnestra Erwin. (Note: Jim Rhodes wears the armor for the first time since issue Iron Man 199.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #212
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 212

    Marvel 25th Anniversary Cover - "Precious Legacy" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Dominic Fortune. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Scott Williams. Cover by Mark Bright and Joe Rubinstein. Dominic Fortune (aka David Fortunov) is still searching for Simon Steele and Sabbath Raven! And when he learns that they are in California, he rushes to the west coast despite the protests of his son Jerry! Once there Dominic tracks Steele to an electronics trade show where Tony Stark's new company has an exhibit! And that's a good thing! Because once Iron Monger shows up, the aging brigand-for-hire will need Iron Man! Appearances by Clytemnestra Erwin, Jim Rhodes, and Elena von Lundt. Flashback cameos by Sabbath Raven and Spider-Man. (Note: Dominic Fortune previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man (1985 1st series) #10.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #213
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 213
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    "Fortune's Child" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Dominic Fortune. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Javier Saltares. Inks by Kyle Baker. Cover by Bob Layton. After the apparent death of his father last issue, Jerry Fortunov decides to carry on his dad's legacy and become the new Dominic Fortune! And against the advice of Clytemnestra, he quickly seeks out Simon Steele for revenge! But the young Dominic is a novice in the superhero game! Fortunately though, the armored avenger is available to assist! Will Shell-Head's added power prevent tragedy from striking the Fortunov family? Revenge can be a deadly game! Appearances by Jim Rhodes and Elena von Lundt (aka the second Sabbath Raven). Final appearance of Jerry Fortunov. (Note: Dominic Fortune's saga continues in Web of Spider-Man (1985 1st series #71.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #214
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 214

    "Bring me Spider-Woman!" Guest-starring Spider-Woman. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Art by Tom Morgan. Cover by Tom Morgan. After the events of Avengers Annual #15, Spider-Woman (aka Julia Carpenter) is on the run! And the federal government, specifically Valerie Cooper, wants Iron Man to bring her in! However, Spider-Woman helped the Avengers when they needed it; and Shell-Head plans to do the same for her!. Too bad the Seekers don't feel the same way! Can Iron Man and Spider-Woman hope to defeat the electro-gauntlets of Grasp, the power-shackle of Chain, and the sound-blaster of Sonic? First appearances of Rachel Carpenter and Mike Clemson. Cameo appearance by Hawkeye. (Note: Spider-Woman's next adventure takes place in Spectacular Spider-Man 125 & 126.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #215
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 215

    It's two iron men for the price of one in "The Shattered Sky." Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Bob Layton. Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. A new era begins for the Iron Man series as the Michelinie-Layton creative team returns to the title! Shell-Head and Rhodey zoom into outer space to perform work on the Stark space station! But unbeknownst to Tony, A.I.M. operatives have stowed away on the flight! In devious fashion A.I.M. contaminates the space station with a deadly bacteria and then blows up the space shuttle! Oh no! The red and silver armor will get Iron Man safely back to Earth! But what about Rhodey? Can the old red and gold suit withstand atmospheric re-entry? The situation in the stratosphere is truly dire. First appearance of Stark Enterprises. Cameo appearances by Clytemnestra Erwin and Yorgon Tykkio. New cover logo. (Note: This issue was reprinted in 2015 in the softcover: Iron Man Stark Wars Epic Collection.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #216
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 216

    "Requiescat... and Revenge!" Part 2 of 2. Story by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Art by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Ever since the armored avenger put the Stark space station into orbit, Advanced Idea Mechanics has been one step ahead! And now A.I.M.'s interference has cost Tony his space station, his space shuttle, and nearly his best friend! How is A.I.M. getting their intel? Could there be a traitor in the midst? A fighting-mad Iron Man makes a beeline to Boca Caliente to learn the truth! And the truth is going to hurt. Will the stunning betrayal of a close companion, prevent Shell-Head from destroying A.I.M. and liberating the island? It's a bittersweet ending for the Invincible Iron Man. An excellent two-part story. Appearance by Jim Rhodes. Final appearances of Clytemnestra Erwin and Yorgon Tykkio. (Note: The spectacular cover is widely regarded as one of the best of the Iron Man 1st series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #217
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 217
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    "Metamorphosis Oddity" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Bob Layton. Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Stark Enterprises is up and running in Southern California! And that means new employees, new buildings, and new equipment... including a new helicopter for Rhodey! But when Jim hops in the special order chopper (aka the Adap-Tor), the controls seize up! And the helicopter begins carving a path of destruction across Stark Enterprises! Luckily, Shell-Head is in the vicinity! And ready to stop the Adap-Tor at all costs! First appearance of Marcy Pearson. Cameo appearance by Justin Hammer. (Note: Justin Hammer last appeared in Iron Man 141 and Marvel Super Heroes (1990 2nd series) #13.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #218
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 218

    "Deep Trouble!" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton (pencils & inks) and John Romita Sr. (alterations). Cover by Bob Layton. Tony Stark travels to London for a top secret mission from the U.S. State Department! The armored avenger is supposed to retrieve a deadly gas canister from the bottom of the ocean! However before the Stark Enterprises CEO can get started, he bumps into the KGB! And the lead Soviet agent, Irina Tarasova, warns Tony that his undersea activity will be very dangerous! What perils lurk below for the golden avenger? It's time to take a deep dive into the ocean's depths! First appearance of the Deep Sea Armor. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 339,324; average paid circulation 190,516.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #219
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 219
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    First appearance of the Ghost. "Ghost Story" Part 1 of 3. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Cover by Bob Layton. Stark Enterprises is ready to make its first corporate acquisition: the Accutech Research and Development company! However a strange phenomenon (or perhaps strange person) has been plaguing Accutech and causing various accidents! Some employees blame it on a mysterious ghost! Does a ghost actually walk the halls of Accutech? Once Tony signs the contract to purchase the company, he finds out the answer! And Iron Man's first battle vs. the Ghost begins in earnest! First appearance of Abe Zimmer. Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes. (Notes: The Ghost debuted in the MCU in the 2018 movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp. This issue was reprinted in 2015 in the softcover: Iron Man Stark Wars Epic Collection.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #220
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 220

    "Ghost of a Chance" Part 2 of 3. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (inks). Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. The red and silver avenger is stunned that he lost to the Ghost last issue! And now Tony doesn't want to take off his armor over fear of the Ghost's next attack! How does he fight a foe that is invisible and intangible? Shell-Head better think of something fast, because the Ghost is about to invade Stark Enterprises! And this time he's bringing Spymaster with him! Can Iron Man handle a double dose of corporate espionage? Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes. (Note: Tony dons the red and gold armor in this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #221
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 221

    "Ghost in the Machine!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Bob Layton. Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. The Invincible Iron Man is fed up with the Ghost! The sabotaging super-villain must be stopped before he bankrupts Accutech and Stark Enterprises! So Tony and Rhodey set a trap for their elusive adversary at Accutech! When the Ghost arrives to destroy the prized beta particle generator, he's busted by the armored avenger! Will the Ghost fight or flee or surrender... or none of the above? (Note: The Ghost returns in Iron Man 238.). 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #222
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 222

    "The Party" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Tony Stark's new home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is finally ready! And the Stark Enterprises CEO plans to throw a big party to celebrate! But while Iron Man is en route to his party, he must attend to one local crisis after another! Will Shell-Head make it to his party in time for dessert much less hors d'oeuvres? Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, Refrigerator Perry, and Force. (Note: Mrs. Arbogast returns as Tony's office secretary in this issue.). 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #223
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 223
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    "Counter Force!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (layouts) and Bob Layton (inks). Cover by Bob Layton. Clayton Wilson (aka Force) is tired of working for Justin Hammer! However he knows he will need protection if he leaves Mr. Hammer's employ! So Force flies to Stark Enterprises and asks Iron Man for help! Shell-Head agrees to protect Force, but insists that Clayton turn himself into the authorities first! Tony and Rhodey accompany Force to the Los Angeles police station for safety! Unfortunately, several minutes later the Beetle, Blacklash, and Blizzard arrive at the same police station for the opposite of safety! How are Tony and Rhodey going to stop three super-villains without either set of armor? A beleaguered Force hopes they find a way! First appearances of Rae LaCoste and the new Blizzard (aka Donald Gill). Cameo appearances by Mrs. Arbogast and Justin Hammer. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #224
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 224

    "Low Noon!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Cover by Bob Layton. After barely saving Clayton Wilson's life last issue, Iron Man decides to go on the offensive against Justin Hammer! At an abandoned theme park, Shell-Head sets an ambush for Hammer's three lackeys! When Blacklash, Blizzard, and the Beetle arrive at the park; Force, Rhodey, and the armored avenger attack! The ensuing battle is a sweet victory for Shell-Head and his friends! And that's good, because the real (armor) war starts next issue! Cameo appearances by Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) and Cassie Lang. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #225
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 225

    Armor Wars. Part 1 of 8. "Stark Wars!" Double-Sized issue. Guest-starring Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang). Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. There is an abundance of technology-based villains in the Marvel Universe: The Beetle, Titanium Man, Controller, Crimson Dynamo, and many more! Each one uses super-advanced technology to make the weapons needed to commit their crimes! Tony Stark has just learned that his technology was stolen and could be the key component in the armor and battlesuits these villains wear! The Stark Enterprises CEO is furious! And the first bad guys on his list are Stilt-Man, the Mauler, and the Controller! "They stole his technology, and now it's Total War!" Retelling of Iron Man's origin. Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, Cassie Lang, Abe Zimmer, Clayton Wilson, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Notes: Shell-Head previously clashed with the Controller in Iron Man #91. This eight-part story was reprinted in 1990 in the trade paperback: Iron Man Armor Wars.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #226
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 226

    Armor Wars. Part 2 of 8. "Glitch" Guest-starring Stingray. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Tony Stark's super technology has been stolen! And Marvel tech-villains are using it to commit their nefarious crimes! With or without the government's help and inside or outside the law, the Invincible Iron Man's taking it all back! First Iron Man takes on the Raiders! Then, will Shell-Head cross the line...and target Marvel's techno-heroes in his private war? The underwater marine biologist/superhero Stingray is about to find out! Plus, what is Project: Firepower, and what does it mean for the armored avenger? Cameo appearances by Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Tigra, Wonder Man, Edwin Cord, Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, Abe Zimmer, Rae LaCoste, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Note: This eight-part story was reprinted in 2015 in the softcover: Iron Man Stark Wars Epic Collection.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #227
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 227

    Armor Wars. Part 3 of 8. "The Last Mandroid!" Guest-starring Nick Fury. West Coast Avengers and Steve Rogers cameo. Story by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Art by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. After the events of the last two issues, Iron Man has become Public Enemy #1. Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. want Shell Head brought in, and they deploy a crack unit of Mandroids to accomplish the job. But first, Iron Man wants to have a few words with the tech-villain known as the Beetle. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #228
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 228

    Armor Wars. Part 4 of 8. "Who Guards the Guardsmen?" Guest-starring the Captain (aka Steve Rogers). Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (layouts) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Iron Man has already proven more than once in his private war that he'll cross the line to get back what he deems his! And his next targets are the Guardsmen, the armored prison guards of the Vault, a containment center for super-humans! The only thing standing in his way is long-time friend and teammate Steve Rogers, now known as the Captain (see Captain America 332 for the reason why). Will their friendship be the next casualty of this frantic war? Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Mr. Hyde, and Titania. (Notes: Tony Stark makes cameos in Captain America 339 & 340. Shell-Head and the Captain clash again in Captain America 341. This issue was reprinted in 2010 in the trade paperback: Iron Man/Captain America.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #229
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 229

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    Armor Wars. Part 5 of 8. "Red Snow" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. The West Coast Avengers want answers for Iron Man's recent rash behavior! And if they don't get them, Hawkeye may kick Shell-Head off the team! In the meantime Tony and Rhodey plan another dangerous mission to destroy stolen technology! This time the location is the Soviet Union! And the targets are the Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo! Wow, what a throwback to the old days! Can Iron Man (in his new stealth armor) survive a trip to Siberia? Détente is over! This is (armor) war! Final appearance of the second Titanium Man (aka Gremlin). Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Henry Pym, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Wonder Man, and Edwin Cord. 32 pages. (Notes: Shell-Head previously battled the Crimson Dynamo and the Titanium Man together in the classic Iron Man (1st series) #22. This eight-part story was reprinted in 2007 in the trade paperback: The Invincible Iron Man Armor Wars.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #230
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 230

    Armor Wars. Part 6 of 8. "The Day the Hero Died!" Story by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Art by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Finally, the details behind Project: Firepower are revealed. Firepower is, simply put, a one unit army corp with enough firepower to level a small country. When Iron Man arrives to confront this latest theft of his super technology he soon realizes he is completely over matched. Iron Man and Firepower engage in a battle that only one of them will walk away from. By the end of this issue you will see the end of Iron Man as we know him. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #231
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 231

    Armor Wars. Part 7 of 8. "Reborn Again" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. In the aftermath of last issue's explosive events, Tony Stark lies broken and bruised. His red and silver Centurion Armor has been destroyed by the superior armor of Firepower. Weeks ago Tony found out his super technology had been stolen and could have been the catalyst for many of the techno-villains in the Marvel Universe. Vowing to retrieve this stolen material, Tony declared an Armor War, but he did not stop at the villains. Techno-heroes like Stingray and the Guardsmen of the Vault were also victims, and the Russian genius known as Gremlin perished while in the armor of Titanium Man. Now, defeated, Tony enters his lab and does the only thing he can... create a new and even more powerful red and gold armor! Introducing the new Iron Man! And Firepower is his first priority! Cameo appearances by Edwin Cord, Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Notes: This issue completes Mark Bright's excellent 3-year run as the primary penciler of the Iron Man series. The letters page includes a letter from comics publisher Charles Novinskie. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership: average print run 332,924; average paid circulation 179,567.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #232
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 232
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    Armor Wars. Epilogue. Part 8 of 8. "Intimate Enemies" Plot by Barry Windsor-Smith and David Michelinie (assists). Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith. Inks by Bob Layton. Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton. The Armor Wars are over. But there is still one battle left for Anthony Stark. His internal struggle vs. his guilt (for allowing his technology to be stolen) and his responsibility (for the innocents who perished as a result). If the Invincible Iron Man is going to return to glory and soar to new heights, Tony must win this fight! It's a surreal adventure through the mind of the man inside the armor! (Notes: This issue includes a full-page ad for the Evolutionary War saga that ran through Marvel's 1988 annuals. This eight-part story was reprinted in 2018 in the trade paperback: Iron Man Armor Wars.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #233
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 233

    "Slaughterday!" Guest-starring Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang). Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (layouts) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. The golden avenger is back as the corporate symbol of Stark Enterprises! And Tony, Rhodey, and Marcy Pearson plan a big press event to tell the world! Meanwhile, Edwin Cord is stewing in prison and still seeking revenge against his business rival! So he arranges a deadly attack on the press corps covering the unveiling of the new Iron Man! However a pint-sized superhero gets the drop on Cord's henchmen! Will Ant-Man save Shell-Head's big day? First appearance of Kathy Dare. Cameo appearances by Rae LaCoste, Mrs. Arbogast, Cassie Lang, and the Prince of Wales. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #234
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 234

    "Fallout!" Guest-starring Spider-Man. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. Tony Stark returns to New York City to showcase the new Iron Man at the annual electronics engineers exposition! Ironically, Stane International also has an exhibit at the tradeshow manned by Dr. Chen Lu! And a third extraordinary person is present at the expo as well: Peter Parker! After picking up weird vibes from Stane's exhibit, the wondrous wall-crawler returns after hours to investigate! But the web-slinger runs into the Radioactive Man instead! Can Spider-Man beat the Avengers' long-time foe by himself? Better put in a call to the Invincible Iron Man! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Vic Martinelli, and Kathy Dare. (Notes: This issue was reprinted in 2019 in the softcover: Iron Man Return of the Ghost Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 233 thru 244.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #235
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 235
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    "Epitaph in Grey" Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (layouts) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Bob Layton and Jackson Guice. A new artist is making a big splash on Rodeo Drive: Paul St. Pierre! The dashing sculptor has become famous for his incredible lifelike statues! But when Jim Rhodes and Marcy Pearson see one of his stone sculptures, Marcy becomes alarmed that it looks like one of her friends! To investigate further Marcy sneaks into a social gathering at St. Pierre's estate in San Diego! And fortunately Tony Stark is in attendance as well! Will Marcy learn Paul St. Pierre's true identity? If she does, she'll need the red and gold avenger to find her... before she turns cold and grey! Cameo appearances by Kathy Dare, Rae LaCoste, and Mrs. Arbogast. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #236
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 236

    "Stone Cold!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. The Grey Gargoyle is terrorizing Southern California! And his latest victim (or stone sculpture) is Stark Enterprises' Marcy Pearson! Distraught over Marcy's disappearance, Jim Rhodes scours San Diego looking for her! Meanwhile, a suspicious Tony Stark examines one of Paul St. Pierre's statues in Los Angeles... and comes to a stunning conclusion! The golden avenger makes a beeline to St. Pierre's final showing of the season! And the clash of the titans begins: The Grey Gargoyle vs. the Invincible Iron Man! Can Shell-Head keep the gargoyle at arm's length and revive his petrified victims? Cameo appearances by Abe Zimmer, Kathy Dare, and Rae LaCoste. (Note: Iron Man previously battled the Grey Gargoyle in Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st series) #22.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #237
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 237

    "Star Hunter!" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (layouts) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. It's an unusual tale as the golden avenger zooms into outer space as part of a special deal with the U.S. government! Iron Man will check out a secret deep orbit space lab (that has gone silent) and in return the feds will drop all lawsuits against Stark Enterprises (as a result of the Armor Wars)! It sounds simple enough; but when Shell-Head arrives at the orbiting lab, he discovers a massacre! Who or what killed the crew? Ominously, the invincible one discovers that next! And suddenly Iron Man is fighting for his life in the icy depths of outer space! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes and Mrs. Arbogast. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #238
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 238
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    "Two Live or Die in L.A.!" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (pencils) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. In downtown Los Angeles the Rhino busts Blizzard out of city lockup! Tony Stark hears about the jailbreak on the radio, but he has too much personal business going on to intervene! His first priority is meeting with Captain America to mend fences following their altercation during the Armor Wars. After visiting with Cap, the Stark Enterprises CEO learns that the Rhino is tearing up LAX! So the armored avenger rushes to the airport to lock horns with the rampaging Rhino! And as shown on the cover, it's a fiery fight! Cameo appearances by Madame Masque, Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, Kathy Dare, Mrs. Arbogast, and the Ghost. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #239
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 239
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    "Unholy Ghost!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (breakdowns), Bob Layton (finishes), and Don Hudson (additional inks). Cover by Bob Layton. Stark Enterprises makes plans to buy a company in Italy called Electronica Fabrizzi. However, there's one small problem with the business! It's currently being terrorized by the Ghost! Surprisingly, Blacklash, Blizzard, and Boomerang take a shot at corralling the Ghost first, but they fail miserably! As a result Justin Hammer devises a scheme to get Iron Man involved! Will Shell-Head's reunion with the Ghost be a friendly one? Meanwhile, Kathy Dare continues to show up uninvited to events in Tony's personal life! Is trouble lying ahead? Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Rae LaCoste, Abe Zimmer, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Notes: This two-part story was reprinted in 2019 in the softcover: Iron Man Return of the Ghost Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 233 thru 244.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #240
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 240

    "Ghost Righter!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Jackson Guice (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Bob Layton. Shell-Head's trip to Rome has been anything but a holiday! In fact Iron Man's battle against the Ghost went so poorly last issue; he's agreed to join forces with Justin Hammer's henchmen! So while the Ghost is planting explosives at Electronica Fabrizzi; Blacklash, Blizzard, Boomerang, Rhodey, and the golden avenger attack! The impromptu quintet has the Ghost on the run until someone (with an electro-lash) switches sides! And now Iron Man has the fight he did not want! Who will emerge triumphant? The Ghost, the armored avenger, or Justin Hammer! Cameo appearance by Kathy Dare. (Note: The Ghost appears next in Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st series) Annual #25.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #241
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 241

    "China See!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Denys Cowan (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Bob Layton. Tony Stark, Jim Rhodes, Felix Alvarez, and Mrs. Arbogast are in Hong Kong to establish the new Chinese branch of Stark Enterprises! But despite their best efforts, the diligent quartet keeps running into government red tape and roadblocks! And apparently a shadowy figure named Zhang Tong is causing all the bureaucratic headaches! When Tony at last meets the mysterious Mr. Tong, he realizes that Zhang looks like the Mandarin... and talks like the Mandarin... and wears ten rings like the Mandarin! Oh no, is Iron Man's greatest foe finally back in the game? Yes he is! And their cataclysmic confrontation takes place next issue! Cameo appearances by Marcy Pearson and Kathy Dare. (Notes: Iron Man and the Mandarin previously clashed in Iron Man 181 when Jim Rhodes was wearing the red & gold armor. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 319,155; average paid circulation 196,095.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #242
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 242

    "Master Blaster!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Alan Kupperberg (layouts) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover by Bob Layton. At last the battle is joined! The Invincible Iron Man vs. the malevolent Mandarin... with the lives of three dear friends hanging in the balance! On the Mandarin's private island, Shell-Head must use his cutting edge technology to overcome the ancient power of his opponent's ten rings! If Tony Stark can pull off an improbable victory overseas, he'll return home to take a stunning shot through the heart! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Felix Alvarez, Soo Lin Chu, Mrs. Arbogast, and Kathy Dare. (Note: The Mandarin appears next in Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st series) 256 as part of the Acts of Vengeance storyline.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #243
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 243

    "Heartbeaten" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Bob Layton. Inks by Barry Windsor-Smith. Cover by Bob Layton. As shown on the shocking cover, Tony Stark has been shot! And the gunman (or gunwoman) is his erstwhile girlfriend Kathy Dare! Rhodey rushes Tony to Los Angeles General Hospital; and the doctors begin emergency surgery to save the golden avenger's life! In the meantime, good friends like Tigra and Scott Lang reflect upon Iron Man's impact on their lives. Will Tony be able to make a full recovery? The road ahead looks difficult. Cameo appearances by Marcy Pearson, Cassie Lang, Mrs. Arbogast, Rae LaCoste, Bryant Gumbel, and Justin Hammer. (Notes: This story was reprinted in 2019 in the softcover: Iron Man Return of the Ghost Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 233 thru 244.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #244
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 244

    "Yesterday... and Tomorrow" Double-Sized issue. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Cover by Bob Layton. Tony Stark returns to work at Stark Enterprises! The good news: he is alive. The bad news: he can't walk. Nevertheless, Tony presses on in a wheelchair to lead his company! In the meantime, Roxxon Oil decides it's a great time to attack Stark Enterprises' infrastructure! So the Fixer raids several corporate facilities! Jim Rhodes and Clay Wilson (in black armor) do their level best to stop him! But they need more firepower! Is there a way for Tony to modify his red & gold armor... and suit up again? Perhaps he will draw inspiration from a kind friend from long ago! Cameo appearances by Jonas Hale, Rae LaCoste, Joanna Nivena, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Note: The letters page in Iron Man 245 lists the inkers for this issue: Don Hudson, Chris Ivy, Harry Candelario, Bob Downs, Dave Simons, Marc Siry, Gavin Curtis, and James Brock.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #245
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 245

    "Inside Angry" Part 1 of 4. Plot and Script by David Michelinie. Art by Paul Smith (layouts) and Roy Richardson (finishes). Cover by Bob Layton. The golden avenger has been very busy lately! And that's because Tony Stark can walk when he's wearing his armor! But in civilian clothes he's confined to his high-tech wheelchair. So when Tony hears a report about large metal robots in the warehouse district, Iron Man rushes to the scene! And once there Shell-Head encounters the Maggia's finest: Dreadnoughts! What is Madame Masque cooking up in the city of angels? Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Rae LaCoste, and Mrs. Arbogast. Last 75¢ issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #246
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 246

    "Heavy Mettle!" Part 2 of 4. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Bob Layton. Inks by Herb Trimpe. Cover by Bob Layton. Hydra and the Maggia are at war on the west coast! And Iron Man wants to know why! FBI agents drop by Stark Enterprises and tell Tony where a group of Dreadnoughts are located! Shell-Head cautiously follows the g-men's lead to an abandoned airfield and runs into the Dreadbusters instead! What are these machines and why is Advanced Idea Mechanics operating them? Every criminal organization in the world seems to be targeting the Invincible Iron Man! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, Rae LaCoste, Kathy Dare, Abe Zimmer, and Mrs. Arbogast. Flashback cameo by the Sub-Mariner. First $1.00 issue. (Note: Elements of the story briefly cross over with Iron Man (1968 1st series) Annual #10.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #247
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 247

    "Malled!" Part 3 of 4. Guest-starring the Hulk. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Bob Layton. Inks by Tom Dzon. Cover by Bob Layton. In a surprising development, A.I.M. and Hydra ask Iron Man for help in stopping Madame Masque's attacks! The golden avenger quickly rejects the idea; and as a result the two global organizations ask someone else: Mr. Fixit (aka the Hulk)! After arriving from Las Vegas, the Gray Goliath successfully kidnaps the Maggia's leader and takes her to a deserted shopping mall! Several minutes later Shell-Head arrives at the same mall and the dazzling donnybrook begins! The Incredible Hulk and the Invincible Iron Man vs. A.I.M., Hydra, and the Maggia! Plus the Dreadnoughts and Dreadbusters too! Story concludes in Incredible Hulk 361. Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Mrs. Arbogast, Abe Zimmer, and President George H.W. Bush. (Notes: This story was reprinted in 2018 in the softcover: Iron Man Doom Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 246 thru 257.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #248
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 248

    "Footsteps" Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Cover by Bob Layton. The CEO of Stark Enterprises desperately wants to regain the use of his legs! And with help from Abe Zimmer and Jim Rhodes, Tony locates a company (Cordco Incorporated) and a doctor (Erica Sondheim) that might be able to repair the nerve damage! But before the risky surgery can be performed, Tony must appear in court for Kathy Dare's preliminary hearing! Then it's time for the medical operation that will change the golden avenger forever... one way or the other! Cameo appearances by Marcy Pearson, Rae LaCoste, Arthur Dearborn, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Note: The Iron Man title was published bi-monthly for the next 3 issues.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #249
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 249

    "The Doctor's Passion" Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Cover by Bob Layton. Presenting the rematch 100 issues in the making... Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom again! When a strange object appears out of nowhere inside Castle Doom, the deposed ruler of Latveria grabs it and quickly recognizes its awesome power! Upon learning that a second similar object has appeared in Southern California, Doctor Doom and his entourage travel to the Golden State! However the second object has fallen into the possession of Stark Enterprises! So Dr. Doom directly asks Tony Stark for it! Is Tony going to hand the object over? If the armored avenger doesn't... he knows what's coming next: all-out war against Doctor Doom! Here we go! Cameo appearances by Jim Rhodes, Rae LaCoste, Erica Sondheim, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Note: This two-part story was reprinted in 1994 in the trade paperback: Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom; and again in 2008 in the hardcover: Iron Man Doomquest.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #250
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 250

    "Recurring Knightmare" Part 2 of 2. Double-Sized 250th Anniversary Issue. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Cover by Bob Layton. Once again Iron Man and Doctor Doom are lost in time together! But instead of going back in time to ancient Camelot (see Iron Man 150), they have jumped forward in time to the year 2093! Apparently a cataclysmic event threatens the entire Earth! So Merlin and King Arthur have summoned the armored duo to futuristic London! Shell-Head willingly and Von Doom grudgingly agree to stop the menace! But little do they know... the menace is actually their future selves! Wow, talk about being your own worst enemy! Nevertheless, the golden avenger has navigated the rivers of time against Doctor Doom before! Can he do it again? (Notes: While the cover has the Acts of Vengeance banner across the top, the story does not pertain to the crossover event. However Iron Man kicks off the Acts of Vengeance saga in Avengers Spotlight #26. This issue completes the second outstanding Michelinie-Layton run on the Iron Man 1st series - highlighted by the creation of the Ghost and the first Armor Wars saga. This two-part story was reprinted in 2018 in the softcover: Iron Man Doom Epic Collection. The softcover collects Iron Man issues 246 thru 257.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.50.