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2349: Iron Man #80 (v1)

" Mission Into Madness! "
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Iron Man #80 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Al Milgrom
Writers: Mike Friedrich
Pencilers: Chic Stone
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Ray Holloway
Editors: Marv Wolfman
Cover Date: November 1975
Release Date: August 1975
Story Arc: War of the Super-Villains (4 of 5)
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 214                 Times Rated: 133
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Iron Man #78 (v1)
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Iron Man #80 (v1)
Iron Man #81 (v1)
Giant-Size X-Men #1
2347: Iron Man
#78 (v1)
2348: Iron Man
#79 (v1)
 
2350: Iron Man
#81 (v1)
2351: Giant-Size ...
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Iron Man #80 (v1)
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Iron Man #81 (v1)
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The Savage Sword of Conan #5
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Iron Man #78 (v1)
Iron Man #79 (v1)
 
Iron Man #81 (v1)
The Savage Sword of Conan #5
 
 
Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Iron Man #79 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Black Lama
Black Lama last appeared in Iron Man #77 (v1). Black Lama next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
  Princess Susan
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Princess Susan in the mainstream continuity. Princess Susan next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
Villains
  Firebrand
Firebrand last appeared in Iron Man #77 (v1). Firebrand next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
  Baroness Rockler
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Baroness Rockler in the mainstream continuity. Baroness Rockler next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
  Baron Rockler
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Baron Rockler in the mainstream continuity. Baron Rockler next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
  Lord Professor Teller
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lord Professor Teller in the mainstream continuity. Lord Professor Teller next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Nulatrons
This is the first appearance by Nulatrons in the mainstream continuity.
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Iron Man #79 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Iron Man #81 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Notes

This issue continues the story arc left off in Iron Man #77.
 
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   November 18, 2016
Plenty of action and a truckload of story/revelations. Itís a bit ungainly butÖ itís certainly compelling. 8/10
 
 
 
 
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Iron Man arrives behind the Black Lama and Firebrand in the middle of a throne room, and they are attacked by the castle guards. They manage to escape and encounter Black Lama who explains that he had gone insane but is now free. Iron Man agrees to help the Black Lama end the revolt, although he is beginning to go insane while in this dimension.
 
 
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Comments
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  Gecko Says:    
  2013-08-05 06:52:18  
  Two fill-in stories, before this? Not worth the wait  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-13 20:46:39  
  First off, why doesn't #78 and #79 cone after #81? It breaks the continuity pretty badly.

Second, what the crap is this?!
 
 
 

  alendor Says:    
  2015-11-17 15:43:50  
  Damn this is a weird shift in the storyline... and one I would have liked a lot better if it had been developed more.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-01-19 17:28:58  
  Well they effectively destroyed the one character that was potentially interesting in this arc. So much mystery surrounding the Black Lama, and he just turns out to be a king that ran away from his responsibility and went crazy.
$10 says that they forget all about the time displacement when Iron Man gets returned to 616. I don't see them dealing with the aftermath of Start/Iron Man missing for months.
 
 
 

  podgejeff @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2016-01-20 11:57:54  
  The order takes publishing date into account over direct continuity. Those issues were meant as mid-arc flashbacks because of the bullpen failing to meet deadlines.  
 
 

  g2thet Says:    
  2016-08-14 22:51:06  
  This was POOP! If I would have been reading these in the 70's, I would have been very upset about the two months wait for a crappy return to a meh arc. 2 Stars.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-26 19:12:10  
  "Mission into Madness"; an appropriately titled story. Does it describe the characters in the story? Friedrich and Stone for producing this? Or us readers for daring to read it?

Yeah, not thrilled with the left turn this arc took. It all smacks of being written into a corner and not figuring where to go with the whole War of the Super-Villains things. I wonder if that's what caused them to miss three months worth of deadlines (the reprint in issue #76, then the side stories in issues #78 and 79). Maybe it just wasn't an idea whose time had come yet.

Taken out of the context of the main arc, we've read this story a few times before. Iron Man transported to some weird land, where the bad guys are in charge or getting ready to revolt, and the hero squashed them, puts the good guys back in power, and kisses the princess of the king. This case isn't that different with Firebrand's presence; so far he's just a red herring.

2 stars. Much ado about what eventually became nothing.
 
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2018-03-09 12:09:53  
  Disappointing? Yes.

I don't think it's all Poul Anderson, though, I think this is more H.Beam Piper and Lord Kalvan.

It would be two stars but for one thing.

JACK KIRBY COVER!

The King is back! And that's a great cover.

Three stars.
 
 
 

  blueballs9 Says:    
  2018-07-06 00:26:23  
  Somebody give me a swirly so I can flush this sh*t out of my mind. Can't wait till Friedrich is gone. I keep telling myself that it's only 3 more issues. I can make it!  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   March 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   November 18, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Princess Susan to the issue.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Lord Professor Teller to the issue.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Baron Rockler to the issue.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Baroness Rockler to the issue.
   November 23, 2015 fragsel Added Nulatrons to the issue.
   August 30, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Firebrand.
   May 2, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
     
 
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