Monday, 31 December 2018
Iron Man #18 (Marvel/1969)
Iron Man #18 (Marvel)
Archie Goodwin (w) George Tuska (a)
This is one of those comics that I used to have as a child and decided to buy again on a whim and although not a great fan of Iron Man (you can blame Civil War for that!) this was a good story. Tony Stark had his place taken by a rogue LMD (Life Model Decoy) who decided to take over not just the playboy's life but his role as Iron Man.
Stark now out on the street regarded as an impostor has just one chance to regain his own identity. And so the original Iron Man returns in a "Battle Royal " using his old suit. Stark however loses and only the arrival of the Avengers overhearing the impostors threats save the day and in trying to escape the LMD plunges into a boiling vat. His last words being "It's not fair, I won....".
This issue and the preceding one are worth picking up if you come across copies. Great story with great art! Nuff said true believers!