IRON MAN #173-176 (1983)

iron man 173The streets of New York were rough in the 1980s.  And Tony was wandering around drunk on them after he lost his company to Obidiah Stane.

Also, James Rhodes learns that Indries Moomji, Tony Stark’s former girlfriend, induced Tony to drink again.

In these issues, Rhodey finally masters the armor, with the help of SHIELD.

Rhodey and Nick Fury launch all of the extra armor suits out of Stark International and into the sea, to stop Stane from getting them, but Krang of Atlantis recovers them.

Atlanteans, but no Namor.

In the end, Rhodey recovers all the suits and destroys them to prevent Nick Fury’s SHIELD from getting them.

Kind of cool.

Creators: Denny and Luke!
Grade: A-

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