Iron Man #145 (1981)

What is it with these tech companies and corruption?  At an annual convention, Cord Conglomerates President Ed Cord creates disruption via three armored thugs.  Iron Man has graciously agreed to demo his capabilities, so Cord’s “Raiders” try to make him look bad.

Iron Man defeats them, of course.  But also at the con are Cross and Roxxon.  The former is the company responsible for hijacking Tony Stark’s armor and using it to assassinate a diplomat, and the latter is full of all kinds of evil including the Deathlok technology.

Sheesh!

At lease Cord gets arrested in the end.

Creators: David Michelinie/Bob Layton/John Romita Jr.
Grade: B-
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