These issues are completely bonkers. Villains include Firebrand, Princess Python, and Super-Adaptoid. It also involves Marianne Rogers, Tony Stark’s precognitive girlfriend, who I wish they’d dump out of this book.
But there is one thing going for Iron Man during these issues: Tony’s drinking. At first I thought Gerry Conway was ahead of his time, but now I see new writer Mike Friedrich is also continuing this storyline.
Other development: Tony seems to finally be dumping that irritating psychic girlfriend of his, Marianne Rogers. I don’t see a reason for her to be in this book, so I couldn’t be happier. Iron Man is supposed to be one of the more grounded-in-reality titles. Having her around never worked well.
Creators: Mike Friedrich and George Tuska