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2348: Iron Man #75 (v1)

" Slave To the Power Imperious! "
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Iron Man #75 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Mike Friedrich
Pencilers: Arvell Jones
Inkers: Chic Stone
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Karen Mantlo
Editors: Len Wein
Cover Date: June 1975
Release Date: March 1975
Story Arc: War of the Super-Villains (2 of 5)
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 198                 Times Rated: 119
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Man-Thing #15 (v1)
Iron Man #74 (v1)
Iron Man #75 (v1)
Iron Man #77 (v1)
Iron Man #78 (v1)
2346: Man-Thing
#15 (v1)
2347: Iron Man
#74 (v1)
2349: Iron Man
#77 (v1)
2350: Iron Man
#78 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Iron Man #77 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Firebrand last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). Firebrand next appears in Iron Man #77 (v1).
  Marianne Rodgers
Marianne Rodgers last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). Marianne Rodgers next appears in Iron Man #103 (v1).
Modok last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). Modok next appears in Ms. Marvel #5 (v1).
  The Mad Thinker
The Mad Thinker last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). The Mad Thinker next appears in Iron Man #77 (v1).
  Yellow Claw
Yellow Claw last appeared in Iron Man #71 (v1). Yellow Claw next appears in Iron Man #77 (v1).
  The Black Lama
The Black Lama last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). The Black Lama next appears in Iron Man #77 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Iron Man #74 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Iron Man #77 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 18, 2016
Plenty of action, a very enjoyable story arc and a good twist at the end. 9/10
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Issue Synopsis
At the Mad Thinkers lab, MODOK and one of the Thinkers androids begin to fight. Winning the fight, MODOK puts Iron Man's suit under his control as the Black Lama declares the time for his contest is at hand. They are sent to battle Yellow Claw, with MODOK dispatching Iron Man to defeat Yellow Claws minions. Yellow Claw defeats the two only to learn Iron Man was in fact on of the Thinkers Androids. With the Marianne Rodgers, Iron Man is freed to face the Mad Thinker.
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  TStarnes Says:    
  2012-07-10 19:38:14  
  So wait. They are in MODOKs base, and the Mad Thinker pulls a lever on the wall to release his android? Why does MODOK have a release lever of the Mad Thinkers android? What the hell.  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2012-08-12 09:01:49  
  Actually they are in the thinker's base, MODOK tracked him there at the end of the last issue  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-09-27 12:25:11  
  So far, it's not as bad as I'd expected. Not really great, but Iron Man has sank lower in the previous years.  

  minicheddaz Says:    
  2013-12-25 02:48:34  
  I was really enjoying this until that moment! You know of which moment that I speak! Yes that one! Merry Christmas True Believers!  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-13 11:23:47  
  I hate when someone survived by ridiculous reasoning. Yes, I consider implementing androids ridiculous.  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-08-20 17:36:07  
  I usually love MODOK, and the Mad Thinker is one of my all time favorite villains, but they can not save these crappy Iron Man issues.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-01-18 16:40:58  
  I actually found the android bait and switches to be pretty darn good. Thinker has been using androids since his first appearance, so it makes sense. Not only that, but if he's got androids that look and act like him that may explain why he is able to keep coming back after being "killed" multiple times. Maybe he has some on loan to Puppet Master too?
That being said, for an arc called "War of the Super-Villains", the villains have been decidedly un-super. The best of them so far is probably MODOK, but he's supposed to be a threat because of his genius plans/strategies and an army at his beck and call, not because he has a mech body all of a sudden.

  sbcolt15 Says:    
  2017-07-22 17:44:19  
  WTF?! We get a couple issues of unexplained Marianne shenanigans and she's not gonna appear for another 27 issues?! If you don't know what to do with her, just kill her off or leave her out.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-26 14:32:31  
  Yeah, all those android switches made for a confusing story, but hey, expect the ludicrous when the Mad Stinker is involved. But one thing is for sure: of all the villains I've seen since I first started reading the Order, no villain has been more fun to see fail than the Stinker.

And @sbcolt15 is right; what happens to Marianne after she frees Tony here? We don't see her for two years. We probably change writers a few times or something.

3 stars. This isn't bad two issues into the arc, but not much of a war thus far. But the Hulk gets involved next issue, so things should....wait, what?

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Date User Name Update
   March 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   March 11, 2018 TStarnes
   August 30, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Firebrand.
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