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Top 10 Iron Man Covers
The Le (05/14/2013)
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Top 10 Iron Man coversrelated: Top 10 Amazing Spider-Man covers
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#6 AND WHO SHALL CLOTHE HIMSELF IN IRON?

Issue #170
Cover Artists: Luke McDonnell, Steve Mitchell

From Marvel Wikia:
"A besotted Tony Stark is unable to don the Iron Man armor and confront the villain, Magma, who is attacking Stark International. As a result, Jim Rhodes dons the armor. Rhodes is unable to effectively manipulate the armor, but ultimately recieves timely advice from Morley Erwin and eventually the armor's inventor, a drunken Tony Stark himself. When Rhodes is initially unable to stop Magma, Obadiah Stane sends his Knight to stop Magma (as he destroying Stark International which will soon change ownership to Stane, himself).

In the ensuing chaos, Rhodes defeats the Knight, but allows Magma to slip inside Stark's lab. Magma is prepared to kill Stark, but Stark urges an entering Rhodes to utilize the repulsors on the armor's hand gaunlets. This allows Rhodes to finally defeats Magma. As the story comes to a close, to Rhodes surprise, Stark refuses to resume the role of Iron Man. Leaving to "relax" and "have some fun", Stark leaves his factory and his armor in the care of Jim Rhodes. At story's end, Rhodes is seen phoning the Avengers telling them that he is resigning from the team. "


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Your Comments:
I think people would've been less disappointed if you'd called it "top 10 Iron Man covers I paid less than $3 for." I can pick 10 better covers out of Tales of Suspense alone.

Posted by: jsuperfly on 7/20/2014 10:37:02 AM
I think you made a lot of great picks. Demon in a Bottle is my favorite, but none of us would come up with identical lists. Practically any of your choices would be vying for 2nd on my list. Great job!

Posted by: Greth on 6/20/2013 7:05:21 AM
@ Le....

No problem man, I understand.

Any ways those links I posted all work and they show the covers I am referring to. But all covers are from the early 100's of Invincible Iron Man.

Posted by: SeekerMuadib on 5/15/2013 6:27:25 PM
@SeekerMuadib: LOL! HeroClix World is not a forum! I actually disable links right now because it avoids a lot of spam problems! But I will take your suggestion under advisement. In the meantime, I hope you like the new AJAX controlled comment-posting system!

Posted by: The Le on 5/15/2013 4:18:58 PM
Ugh...sorry I was hoping those would appear as links to click on to view the image.

Forum fail.

Posted by: SeekerMuadib on 5/15/2013 2:55:11 PM
My absolute favorite cover of all time of Iron Man. It just shows Tonies vulnerability.
http://marvel.com/comics/issue/9348/iron_man_1968_118

For me this is the iconic image of Iron Man that I grew up with.
http://marvel.wikia.com/Iron_Man_Vol_1_126

Just a personal favroite with Spymaster ripping the armor apart with his nunchuks.
http://marvel.wikia.com/Iron_Man_Vol_1_117

I liked this one becauyse it shows the strength Tony has while in the armor. Most covers show him shooting something or flying. Simple I liked seeing him bending the barrle like this.
http://marvel.wikia.com/Iron_Man_Vol_1_121

And lastly.....it is a huge part of Tonies past and is still to this day talked about or mentioned.
http://marvel.wikia.com/Iron_Man_Vol_1_128

Yes all of these are from a certain time period in Tonyies history. But this was the era of Iron Man that I grew up on. So yes to me these are some of the more memorable comic book covers to me. I am sure all of you can toss in plenty more of your own.

Posted by: SeekerMuadib on 5/15/2013 1:34:37 PM
i love the one with the 2 armors that is alegit iron man cover and i love it

Posted by: JediChicken on 5/15/2013 4:28:12 AM
I agree with you guys. Loads of great covers out there. Even if this list was only restricted to vol 1 there are still plenty of alternatives!
Iron Man 3 wasn't that bad!

Posted by: Panic on 5/14/2013 10:47:52 PM
I'm with JokerShark on this one. With all the possible covers I would have thought at least one Hulk, Thor, Cap, Hawkeye or another Avenger. And really no "Demon in a Bottle" cover? They made a statue of it, but not worthy of a cover?

Posted by: ShawnBesaw on 5/14/2013 2:29:59 PM
Either Iron Man comics have some of the worst cover artists in comics, or that was just a pretty lame list.. No Mandarin? No Titanium Man? No War Machine? I could probably pick a number at random and come up with some better cover issues.. Sorry Iron Man, but it looks like your cover art is as bad as your movie sequels

Posted by: JokerShark on 5/14/2013 2:22:02 PM