Rhodey needs money because Tony Stark is trying to recover from his alcoholic bender and Iron Man no longer works for Stark International—because it’s now Stane International. So he takes a bodyguarding job that puts him in the middle of a fight between and Taurus and a Taurus life model decoy. Here’s how he answers the phone.
And here’s how he, quite easily, beats Taurus.
His interference puts him on Zodiac’s radar, and in #184 he fights Aquarius.
The armor is starting to give Rhodey headaches.
They could have done more with the parallel here: Tony is a drunk, James is starting to be addicted to drugs…Still, this remains some of O’Neil’s best work.
Creators: Denny O’Neil and Luke McDonnell