Gene Colan continues to knock it out of the park in the best uncredited work of his (or anyone’s?) career in comics, turning Iron Man into a horror book as Happy Hogan wanders the countryside after being transformed into a Frankenstein-like monster. Very, very cool.
Meanwhile, in the other half of the book…Batroc the Leaper! Also, Steve Rogers sees a girl on the street who looks an awful lot like Peggy Carter, and he’s a little smitten—but she wants nothing to do with him. We’ll find out, later, it’s her daughter.
Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers (#75), John Romita Sr. (#76) (Cap story); Lee, Adam Austin (Iron Man story)
First appearance: Sharon Carter, although we don’t know it yet.
Grade: An all-around B. The Iron Man story is more of a “C” but Gene Colan’s art raises it, and the Cap story is kind of a C but introducing Batroc bumps it up.