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1370: Iron Man #43 (v1)

" Doomprayer "
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Iron Man #43 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Letterers: Al Kurzrok
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1971
Release Date: August 1971
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 294                 Times Rated: 188
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #42 Go to Issue #44a

Iron Man #41 (v1)
Iron Man #42 (v1)
Iron Man #43 (v1)
Iron Man #44a (v1)
Iron Man #45 (v1)
1368: Iron Man
#41 (v1)
1369: Iron Man
#42 (v1)
1371: Iron Man
#44a (v1)
1372: Iron Man
#45 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Iron Man's captor Mr. Kline revels his plan to destroy Stark. Although Marianne is Iron Man's only hope of escape she is unable to assist. Will Iron Man be able to save the woman he loves, or even save himself?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Iron Man #42 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Iron Man #44a (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Marianne Rodgers
Marianne Rodgers last appeared in Iron Man #42 (v1). Marianne Rodgers next appears in Iron Man #44a (v1).
  Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien last appeared in Iron Man #40 (v1). Kevin O'Brien next appears in Iron Man #44a (v1).
  Ben Crandal
Ben Crandal last appeared in Iron Man #42 (v1).
  Mr. Kline
Mr. Kline last appeared in Iron Man #42 (v1). Mr. Kline next appears in Iron Man #44a (v1).
Soulfather last appeared in Iron Man #42 (v1). Dies in this issue.
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Iron Man #42 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Iron Man #44a (v1).
Guardsman Armor
Guardsman Armor next appears in Iron Man #44a (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 23, 2016
The whole issue is a battle.
Iron Man finally starts going on the attack, and he does this by... slipping out of his handcuffs. Somehow. Itís never made clear how. Heís chained up, then he makes the decision to be less ďpassiveĒ and - simply by making that decision, it seems - he is able to get his hands free and challenge the villain. Okay. Whatever.
At this point, itís fair to say that the "story" is dragging on too long. Only the scenes debuting a brand new hero break the monotony.
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  Wady Says:    
  2012-10-16 19:34:55  
  A little rushed and a bit crazy  

  poj-poj Says:    
  2013-02-12 15:12:08  
  this felt like a soapoprea of some kind.. stretching out the story so almost nothing happend over so many pages.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-05 17:42:51  
  I don't see any point to this run of Iron Man. Every issue reads like a cheap filler story.  

  imeco Says:    
  2014-06-01 06:36:04  
  And no one seems concerned that a missile is flying around the capitol?  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-06-29 08:59:23  
  Terrible. I was so relieved that the extra pages in the book were a reprint, and I didn't have to keep reading.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2014-11-23 11:10:37  
  another mind games story (groan). Inks are very nice, Tuska pencils are pretty good, but this Mikos is just about the dumbest costume ever. It ain't Boomerang, but not far off. Word count gets prohibitive, but recent scripts have been worse than this one.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-01-29 21:31:49  
  I'm more confused now than before I read this crap.  

  specialque Says:    
  2015-02-08 08:51:19  
  Nothing here has any kind of weight due to the bad writing. I'm just not caring about what happens to anyone in these comics.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-02-16 15:39:46  
  I seem to have liked this more than most. I saw the robot reveal of Mikos coming, but I'm glad he's broken and gone. At this point I'm trying to figure out who the real baddie is behind Mr Kline is. Dr Doom and Ultron are obvious options due to all of the robots, but I get a distinct Mephisto feel. Oh well, we'll see. Well...we better.  

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2015-12-01 23:44:20  
  I haven't read this yet but the cover art isn't a good sign.  

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2015-12-27 17:17:25  
  Is it "Doomprayer" or "Doomsprayer?" The cover uses the former but Iron Man's thought bubble on page 17 uses the latter.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-03-09 17:09:31  
  Pretty bad issue, but I did like that Soulfather being an android wasn't revealed until the visuals at the end.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-03-25 09:11:18  
  2 stars for Kevin finally breaking out the Guardsman armor!!!

My Two Cents - Poor Iron Man, like Daredevil, doesn't even get a extra page story. Just an old Ant-Man & Wasp filler. Both titles were doing bad with even some bi-monthly issues. Instead of dragging on the Mr. Kline storyline that goes nowhere. Why not use both 25cent issues to wrap it up? Hopefully having room to flesh out the story better!

Vanity - It looks like Mikas changed hairstyles between issues!

OSHA - Should Kevin have a lit cigarette in the pressure chamber??

Judas - Such a great sendoff for Ben Crandal...

Alluded Illusion - How does the lava hurt Soulfather now when he was swimming in it last issue??

'Nuff Said - "Then you must think again! Think long, Avenger--think hard! For they shall be the very last thoughts--that you ever own!"-Mikas the Thinker

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2016-11-30 13:16:25  
  For as overwritten as this issue is, I still feel like nothing was explained very well.

Is the reveal yet to come regarding Mr. Kline? Or is the reveal that he's a robot also known as "the Assassin" supposed to be the big reveal?

Marianne has been a nice regular in these issues though. She's been drawn very nicely, and I'm curious to see if there's an explanation coming for her ESP powers...

  metsguy Says:    
  2016-12-01 19:02:59  
  What. Just. Happened?  

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2016-12-08 18:26:50  
  I really liked this until the last like 5 pages. It became rushed, confusing and the transitioning was just weird. 2 Stars.  

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-01-01 18:39:55  
  This issue, like the story arc, is a mess. Please, can we just wrap this up and move on?  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-02-06 23:28:08  
  So I'm supposed to believe that Marianne doesn't know that Iron Man is Tony Stark, but that she broke out of Mikas' mind whammy because of her love for Tony. Who she doesn't know is there. Or does she? Oh well, at least no one mentioned the name Soulfather this issue.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-03-03 14:17:03  
  No wonder Tony would eventually be driven to drink. After reading this, I'm feeling kinda the same way.

1 star. Is it wrong to say the Giant-Man/Wasp reprint was better than the feature story here?

  drfaustus13 Says:    
  2017-05-11 16:52:06  
  @Russ No, I re-read the reprint to remind myself of better times in the order. I genuinely hope Iron Man becomes better again soon. I'm shocked that there's a point where I'm lookimg forward to Hulk and Sub-Mariner and dreading Iron Man and Daredevil. It's like an inverse 60s...  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-22 11:13:18  
  Somehow, at the end of this issue, I felt a bit like Elmer Fudd yelling "Wobots! Wobots! Oh, my aching head! Wobots!"

Two stars.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2018-01-31 12:44:42  
  Wow, Kevin talks to himself more than I do.

Tony, you might want to get a separate power supply for your heart. I'm surprised a mechanical genius such as yourself hasn't already thought of that.

His heart is not a source of dramatic tension because we know he will live. Even back when this came out, did anyone really believe that he might possibly die?

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-02-04 11:03:05  
  Had to agree with Mr Kline when he said, "Enough talk, Mikas. Your mouthings weary me."  

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Marvel Masterworks: Iron Man, Volume 8
This collection includes Iron Man #39 (v1), Iron Man #40 (v1), Iron Man #41 (v1), Iron Man #42 (v1), Iron Man #43 (v1), Iron Man #44a (v1), Iron Man #45 (v1), Iron Man #46 (v1), Iron Man #47 (v1), Iron Man #48 (v1), Iron Man #49 (v1), Iron Man #50 (v1), Iron Man #52 (v1), Iron Man #53 (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   April 13, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes Added Guardsman Armor listing.
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   March 9, 2016 MattzLadd Added Ben Crandal to the issue.
   March 9, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Soulfather.
   July 29, 2015 fragsel Added Soulfather to the issue.
   December 30, 2013 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   October 10, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Mr. Kline.
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