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1248: Iron Man #30 (v1)

" The Menace of the Monster-Master!! "
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Iron Man #30 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Don Heck
Writers: Allyn Brodsky
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: Chic Stone
Colourists: Chic Stone
Letterers: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: October 1970
Release Date: July 1970
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 323                 Times Rated: 203
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #29 Go to Issue #31

Amazing Spider-Man #91 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #92 (v1)
Iron Man #30 (v1)
Incredible Hulk #131 (v1)
Incredible Hulk #132 (v1)
1246: Amazing Spi...
#91 (v1)
1247: Amazing Spi...
#92 (v1)
1249: Incredible ...
#131 (v1)
1250: Incredible ...
#132 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
When Iron Man investigates a strange energy reading he is attacked by a mythological beast. But there is more going on behind the scenes of the attack than he originally thought.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Iron Man #29 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Incredible Hulk #131 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Professor Watanabe
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Professor Watanabe in the mainstream continuity. Professor Watanabe next appears in Iron Man #98 (v1).
  Fujiko Watanabe
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Fujiko Watanabe in the mainstream continuity. Fujiko Watanabe next appears in Iron Man #98 (v1).
  The Monster Master
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The Monster Master in the mainstream continuity.
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Iron Man #29 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Incredible Hulk #131 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 18, 2016
Plenty of action, as Iron Man faces what appears to be a monster attacking Japan.
It's a fast-paced tale, with different battles and changes of location.
Too much time is devoted to uninteresting guest characters and there’s a silly ‘reveal’ at the end but actually it's a fun read, despite the flaws.

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  Canuck Says:    
  2012-12-26 21:43:29  
  Really bad story here. I don't think it's helped by following up on Spider-Man in the order either.  

  bigkat5582 Says:    
  2012-12-27 21:54:44  
  Wasn't very good, and didn't stand a chance after that Spidey arc.  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2013-06-16 21:36:21  
  What was that, Scooby Doo ? Erf.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-07-04 00:39:19  
  This run of rubbish continues. This is classic great cover that has nothing to do with the book inside. Iron Man started out the year with great art. If this is stylized, I do not care for this style. I loved Chic Stone on the JIM run, but this..? Blechh! That said, the art is improved over the last issue. Story is nothing special, even if I did not see the Scooby-Do reveal coming and this script is not as bad as the last one. We got some crazy panels here(2-)  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-28 08:41:30  
  These last few Iron man issues make me wonder how he made it beyond issue 25.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-06-12 00:26:17  
  Stan Lee: "I want a comic featuring some Japanese scientists. Does anyone know something about Japanese culture?"
Allyn Brodsky: "I've seen a Godzilla movie once."
Stan Lee: "Good enough!"

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-19 11:11:31  
  Surprise, surprise... Another robot and racist references. Welcome to the 1970s, folks.  

  cotter2 Says:    
  2014-12-11 19:08:48  
  Much like everyone else this issue stood out as really bad when reading it after a great Spiderman run, I have a feeling the next few issues will pale in comparison also.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-01-10 22:07:54  
  If we're having the story take place in Japan, of course we must have a kaiju!
I look forward to the day when I can read a Marvel comic containing Asian characters that don't make me feel racist by proxy.

  specialque Says:    
  2015-01-11 08:12:24  
  Terrible issue. Iron Man is a strong contender for "worst of Marvel" right now.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-12-28 13:54:58  
  Just 2 stars. This would of have been so much better if the Monster Master actually controlled real monsters!!!

Cover Me - @MrRsBB: Agree about the misleading cover!

Credit Due - This is Allyn Brodsky's (No relation to Sol Brodsky) first work on Iron Man. I'm going to miss Archie Goodwin...

King Of The World - Iron Man is doing his best Titanic impression!! (p4,p5)

Top Secret - So what is Project Delta? Fujiyama named it for their detection devices. While the Commies named it for their Zoga robot??!!

'Nuff Said - "It is Zoga! Zoga the Demon! ZOGA THE UNTHINKABLE!!"-President of the Zoga Fan Club

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-02-06 08:14:48  

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-12-20 06:37:38  
  I miss Sunfire. He wasn't a robot.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-01-28 15:05:26  
  The best way to get through this story is by listening to "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult. Oh no, they say he's got to go.....we're all saying that about the so-called Monster Master.

1 star. Like some commenters said, it's unfortunate that this one comes right after the game-changing Spider-Man arc we just read in the Order.

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-12 07:50:30  
  What happened to Don Heck? I became a fan of his during the early 60s, I assumed my previous bad impression of him was due to my age and feeling he was outdated. This is just trash in every sense.  

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-09-07 11:10:06  
  Iron Man vs. Kaiju. What is it with Japan and giant monsters?

This was such a change from the Spider-Man series that I feel like I have whiplash.

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2017-10-22 09:22:40  
  Iron Man is unwilling to license the secret of Mr. Stark's invention? Who works for whom?  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-10-30 07:34:32  
  So, part of me wants to address the super racist caricatures or the ripped off kaiju story. Another part of me wants to tease marvel for moving on from misunderstanding transistors to misunderstanding integrated circuits.

However, the martial artist in me read the jiu-jitsu reference, and can't stop thinking about Iron Man triangle choking a dragon...

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-01-14 10:20:51  
  A mighty kaiju robot defeated by its own reflected light.

So, shouldn't the mirror be concave as opposed to convex as drawn (pg 20 pn 1) to be able to reflect back the light as opposed to disperse it?

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Marvel Masterworks: Iron Man, Volume 7
This collection includes Iron Man #26 (v1), Iron Man #27 (v1), Iron Man #28 (v1), Iron Man #29 (v1), Daredevil #73 (v1), Iron Man #30 (v1), Iron Man #31 (v1), Iron Man #32 (v1), Iron Man #33 (v1), Iron Man #34 (v1), Iron Man #35 (v1), Iron Man #36 (v1), Iron Man #37 (v1), Iron Man #38 (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   April 13, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
   February 5, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   February 5, 2018 TStarnes
   March 28, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Fujiko Watanabe.
   March 28, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Professor Watanabe.
   March 28, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Monster Master.
   March 28, 2014 Drax Added The Monster Master to the issue.
   March 28, 2014 Drax Added Fujiko Watanabe to the issue.
   March 28, 2014 Drax Added Professor Watanabe to the issue.
   November 16, 2013 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   May 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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