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970: Iron Man #14 (v1)

" The Night Phantom Walks! "
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Iron Man #14 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Johnny Craig
Writers: Archie Goodwin
Pencilers: Johnny Craig
Inkers: Johnny Craig
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: June 1969
Release Date: March 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 395                 Times Rated: 237
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain Marvel #12 (v1)
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Tony Stark investigates an explosion at one of his expansion projects on a small island. Strange tales of Voodoo pervade the atmosphere, but when Tony finds radioactivity, he is sure there is a human element.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Captain America #113 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Sub-Mariner #14 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Janice Cord
Janice Cord last appeared in Iron Man #13 (v1). Janice Cord next appears in Iron Man #15 (v1).
  Inspector Christophe
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Inspector Christophe in the mainstream continuity.
  Night Phantom
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Night Phantom in the mainstream continuity.
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Iron Man #13 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Captain Marvel #14 (v1).
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  chrys Says:    
  2013-05-12 02:58:01  
  Yay, radioactive water! Let's call it a pool of life.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-08-03 16:29:38  
  Archie Goodwin is the first consistently solid writer in the Order, I think. Also, it's a shame Johnny Craig did so few Marvel comics, because he was really very good.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-20 09:43:18  
  Janice Cord is always in the villain's clutches.  

  j52y Says:    
  2014-09-06 20:36:55  
  Actually enjoyed this one a lot. Usually issues like these are awful.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-09-10 19:41:53  
  How can Stark be so indignant of the baddie possibly being supernatural? Dude's friends with an ancient Norse god?!  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-19 14:39:21  
  I'm usually not a fan of filler issues, but this one was alright. Not bad.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-10 18:24:39  
  Didn't much care for this. Interesting use of Ayn Rand philosophy. Ditko would have loved this one.  

  alendor Says:    
  2015-05-30 16:54:55  
  Fine little atmospheric Island-filler with great art and a decent story.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-07-25 09:11:08  
  3 stars for the Night Phantom beating out some Night Ranger on his jungle drums!!!

Cover Me - Nice creepy cover with the damsel in distress!!

Credit Due - Johnny Craig draws a nice lookin' Janice Cord! No wonder, Travis Hoyt was all worked up!!

Witch Doctor - I love the look on the guards face at the hospital. Also, the Inspector is colored right, but not the nurse...

Pool Boy - You know, the Night Phantom could of just used some sealer for the crack in his pool...

Drop Off - The last issue in the Order had the Mad Thinker's Giant Android lost underground, and now we have the Night Phantom's Pool of Life draining deeper underground as well. Perhaps, presents for the Mole Man and Tyrannus...hmmm....

'Nuff Said - "Liar! Spoiler! Get out...OUT!"-Grumpy Old Man

  Durango55 Says:    
  2015-08-29 12:32:17  
  This issue read like a Scooby-Doo episode.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-08-27 06:36:58  
  That guard who thinks nothing natural can stop the supernatural needs to watch some Supernatural and get him some rock salt! Admittedly wouldn't have helped him, but it might have made him feel better that he was just fighting a radioactive crazy guy.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-11-20 18:40:30  
  Night Phantom.....a guy who bathes in chemicals and gains strength and insanity! We already have a few villains who've gained powers thanks to their own brand of crazy sauce. But this guy's cool! What other villain has Keith Moon drumming for him?

Poor Janice. Captured by the bad guy again. I'd hate to think that Archie Goodwin is a graduate of the Stan Lee School of Recyclable Plots. They really should actually do something with Janice pretty soon.

I didn't know Marvel had its own version of a Lazarus Pit, per se. Okay, maybe it's not exactly the Lazarus Pit we know about from Batman (or Arrow, if you're into that TV universe instead), but the ramifications of this can't be easily dismissed after one issue. Like @Locust75 stated, the Mole Man or Tyrannus has gotta find that water at some point; it can't just vanish, right?

3 stars. The story was better than it seemed by the cover. But Tony moping about his dual identity is starting to get a little old and lessening each issue.

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2017-02-03 21:17:49  
  I cry "foul" on Old Man Hoyt and his fake 60s latex mask! If his real face is wrapped in bandages, how do his fake eyes move and blink, and how does his fake mouth and jaw open and close, revealing a mouth full of teeth and a working tongue? Who was his makeup man... John Chambers?!?

Otherwise, what started out as a Scooby Doo one-off ended up taking a May-December turn in an unexpected direction at the end, and featured a winsome Janis Cord in a strangely "nightie"-looking dress.

Also, did anyone else take a quick glance at Pg10/P1 and think the red roses next to Tony's attaché case were his ear cups? No? Just me...?

  davidmunday815 Says:    
  2017-03-19 13:46:51  
  Science was obviously a bit ridiculous but the narrative was fairly interesting and a nice little shake-up to the usual Iron Man stuff at this point...  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-03 23:54:51  
  Like the EC look to the art

As for the rest: dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-08-31 11:17:42  
  As with a lot of these Silver Age books, I like the concept of this issue better than the execution. The story here was good enough for me to apply some head cannon here (for instance, if the Night Phantom's face was un-bandaged and horrifying under the mask, that would work okay.)

It helps that, for the most part, the art was great, and had a different feel than most of the books.

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-03 23:35:50  
  Three stars because Johnny Craig was the right man for the art.  

  kobra2224 Says:    
  2017-12-03 13:13:01  
  Archie is definitely improving and the art in this issue was ahead of most of the titles. And the dialogs which I was complaining in the forums are definitely improving.  

  Urgat @ Durango55 (original post):    
  2018-01-31 01:53:51  
  And I would have gotten away with my plan if not for you meddling Iron maaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnn  

  Urgat @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2018-01-31 01:58:09  
  I saw them too, had to look at least twice. I think these might have been his gloves, just folded like roses for convenient matters....can't think of one yet but Tony will have reasons because reasons you know  

  7hm Says:    
  2018-03-06 22:32:17  
  I have serious problems with the corporate politics espoused here, to say nothing of the whiny puppy love nonsense they’re bringing back, but Craig did a good job on art and Goodwin is a competent writer.  

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Marvel Masterworks: Iron Man, Volume 6
This collection includes Iron Man #14 (v1), Iron Man #15 (v1), Iron Man #16 (v1), Iron Man #17 (v1), Iron Man #18 (v1), Iron Man #19 (v1), Iron Man #20 (v1), Iron Man #21 (v1), Iron Man #22 (v1), Iron Man #23 (v1), Iron Man #24 (v1), Iron Man #25 (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   April 13, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
   January 31, 2018 Urgat Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   January 31, 2018 Urgat
   February 21, 2017 fragsel Added Inspector Christophe to the issue.
   March 27, 2015 fragsel Added Night Phantom to the issue.
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