Iron Man #60-61 (1973)

You know, before I started systematically reading and reviewing every single Marvel comic in order, I didn’t hate Mike Friedrich.  But I’m starting to.

Masked Marauder is a lame Tony Stark wannabe who actually defeats Iron Man (at first, before he’s beaten by him), and it just doesn’t make sense that he poses this big a threat.

And I feel like the comic makes my point for me, when Iron Man defeats his enemy with bare hands.  Yes, a normal punch to the face is what crushes Masked Marauder.

On another note, Pepper Potts tells Happy Hogan she wants to divorce him.

Note: The last time we saw Masked Marauder, he was dead–in the pages of Daredevil.  I’m not sure how he came back.

Creators: Mike Friedrich and George Tuska
Grade: F

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