Iron Man annual #5 (1982)

NOTE: Post Updated February 2019

I’m covering this annual because there’s not many Black Panther appearances in the early 1980s.

Also, Jerry Bingham’s art is pretty cool.  Iron Man and T’Challa fight Killmonger, back from the dead and wearing a Mandarin ring that has the power to dissolve all metal across the planet, including Wakanda’s precious vibranium.  He fails, and in the end Killmonger dies again and Mandarin gets his jewelry back.  Not a bad story, but, like most annuals, not one that matters.

Creators: Peter Gillis, Ralph Macchio (coplotter only), Jerry Bingham
Grade: C

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