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1529: Iron Man #51 (v1)

" Now Strikes the Cyborg Sinister "
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Iron Man #51 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: George Tuska
Writers: Mike Friedrich
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: October 1972
Release Date: July 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 264                 Times Rated: 169
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Iron Man #49 (v1)
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Iron Man #51 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Following his battle with Princess Python and his split from Marianne, Tony oversees a new project for his company. Before long, however, he must face an adapted Adaptoid and the fateful moment from Marianne's premonitions.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Captain America #154 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Marianne Rodgers
Marianne Rodgers last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1). Marianne Rodgers next appears in Iron Man #52 (v1).
  Dr. Walheim
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Dr. Walheim in the mainstream continuity.
  Cyborg Sinister
Cyborg Sinister last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1). Cyborg Sinister next appears in Captain Marvel #50 (v1).
Jarr last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1).
Tyrr last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1).
Group Appearances
Stark Industries
Stark Industries last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1). Stark Industries next appears in Iron Man #55 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Iron Man #50 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Avengers #105 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 19, 2015
Average slugfest issue, enlivened somewhat by the fact that it's déjà vu of Tony's girlfriend's vision of recent issues.
The fact that the vision (of Tony's death) comes to nothing is a bit of cop out. But it does leave me curious about where they will go with the Marianne Rodgers character from here.
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  Wady Says:    
  2013-01-15 11:57:07  
  Sad Ending for the Super Adaptoid  

  Xythe Says:    
  2013-09-05 07:15:49  
  Having rescued you, I will now leave you on this catwalk above a vat of chemicals.  

  chrys Says:    
  2013-09-08 21:32:50  
  Sigh. I'm really over this run and ready for a change of writer.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-10 16:17:14  
  ...Then Snap and Crackle left Kelloggs to take up a life of villainy at Marvel, leaving Pop behind.  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2014-06-02 17:04:50  
  So... Marianne is annoying and useless, Tony is a huge douche and the Super Adaptoid is lame.

Nothing new, then.

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-07-24 22:05:45  
  Tony: "I should use my roller skates more often!"
Me: "Please don't."

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2015-01-20 04:31:45  
  This one's been brewing for a while. It really is not much better than the build up over the past 4 or 5 issues. The art is the best thing about this partially explained tale. The script is really not my cup of tea, its just all over the shop, ugh! This title is completely floundering. (2-)

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-20 13:26:58  
  Good thing I didn't base my concepts of love and how to treat women on Marvel comics...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-04-14 14:26:27  
  To be fair GatorMan, if I was dying and the girl I was dating refused to plug in the machine that would save me, choosing to walk away...I think I'd be telling her to get lost too.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2015-11-07 20:28:57  
  If Marianne was really trying to escape her fate, why stick around or keep coming back to Stark's plant? Better yet, when she ran off, don't run towards the plant. Where's all of Starks guards? She could stay safely away and pick up a phone.


  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-09-11 12:37:53  
  2 stars for the Cyborg Sinister turning into the Wicked Witch...Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world!!!

Best Wishes - I like it that Tony has a signed photo of Cap in his office!!

Sock It To Shell-Head - The letter from Jesse Clough perfectly sums up the problems with this series!!!

'Nuff Said - "It-it's like a weekend of sleep-shattering nightmares!"-Dr. Wacky Jaffrey

  TheAmazingGatorMan @ duncanm (original post):    
  2017-04-18 04:27:46  
  Well, I did lead off with "how to love" lol... but touché.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-04-20 13:00:10  
  This one actually wasn't bad. Wasn't great, but wasn't bad. The last page, and the break from Marianne, seemed to signify something of a change in direction for the title. Let's hope it's for the better.

That letter from Jesse Clough not only summed up the problems with the series, it summed up the problems with the character since that piece of shrapnel first hit Tony's chest. No matter how well he improves his armor, in the midst of a fight it's always like the 91st day of the operation of equipment with a 90-day warranty. Just about anyone would've given up the hero biz well before now; I know I wouldn't tolerate that much unnecessary drama.

I'm also thinking that Tony and Marianne breaking up happened because they were written into a corner with her. It was becoming redundant to have her continuing to have all these visions of Tony in danger every issue. But flying her out of danger just to put her on that catwalk just over a vat of acid? He must've been so pissed off at her, I bet he was trying to send her a message!

Hey, does anyone think Jarr and Tyrr seemed a bit like Elliott S. Maggin-era Superman aliens?

3 stars. The story was better than it suggested on the surface. But if we want this title to live up to its potential, maybe we should do what Tony did to get his boot jets working; just give it a good whack!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-12 03:04:57  
  This is the first one in a while that I've been tempted to give 3 stars to - he may have had to smack it, but his armour actually worked! But Marianne, bloody hell! Maybe try and do something to prevent your vision from coming true. There could have been a lid to that big vat of acid sitting there and all she needed to do was push a button, and she wouldn't have been able to do it, because she would have been so busy bemoaning her damned vision!  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-11-30 12:16:36  
  The good in this one is the interaction between Marianne and Tony. He doesn't deserve love! Moron.  

  blueballs9 Says:    
  2017-12-03 08:40:14  
  Yep they turned Marianne into just another prettiot.
Oh and Snazzer should have been looking for a better name in that store.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-02-03 11:34:48  
  There's an art to writing protagonists who are jerks where you continue to root for them to succeed. This isn't that. I just dislike Tony and want him to receive his comeuppance.  

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-02-25 13:14:38  
  This issue reminds me of a Filmation Saturday morning cartoon. Not in a good way either. The villains seemed too silly to be able to do whatever they are planning, which I could not really understand.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   May 11, 2016 MattzLadd Added Dr. Walheim to the issue.
   May 10, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Iron Man.
   May 10, 2016 MattzLadd Added Stark Industries to the issue.
   September 19, 2015 fragsel Added Tyrr to the issue.
   September 19, 2015 fragsel Added Jarr to the issue.
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