Posted - November 13, 2017

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Iron Man (2008) No. 1
Armageddon Days

Iron Man No. 1

It all stars in Africa with this rusty, badly maintained, yet beautifully styled Citroen.

an citroen

Three men come out of this car into a crowded place and they blow themselves up.

explosion in africa

What will be troubling is the technology that they are using.

News does not travel fast, Tony Stark is far away helping to repair a apace shuttle.

iron man repairing a space shuttle

Later on, Stark is preoccupied with other things.

tony gets invited to kick back and relax

The news does eventually come in. It is spotty, no specifics on the tech. All that is known is that it was a near-nuclear explosion. S.H.I.E.L.D. is looking for potential suspects. They find it.

location of advanced genocide mechanics

The group is called Advanced Genocide Mechanics an offshoot of A.I.M.. Really? Why didn't they just call themselves 'Come And Get Me I'M Dangerous'?

S.H.I.E.L.D. prepares to hit this cell. Stark, as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. wants Iron Man in on the raid.

Iron Man consults Pepper before he goes. She knows about his tryst with Ms. Whats-Her-Name and she lets Stark know she is a bit jealous.

pepper is a bit jealous

Iron Man is paranoid about his technology falling into the wrong hands. He's worried about all the other Iron Men starting something so he keeps tabs on them via a database called Armormap.

tony stark checks the armormap

Everyone on the database wasn't in Africa at the time.

The operation against A.G.M. goes smoothly. Iron Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. mop the floor with these guys.

iron man destroys a humvee

Pepper is helping with the analysis of the African bombing. Looks like she's using pretty cutting edge tech herself.

pepper doinga high tech search

Pepper connfirms Tony's worst fears - it is Stark technology that has been used in the bombing.

A subplot in this issue involves Ezekiel Stane. He duped financiers. Using there money to create this level tech.

ezekiel stane goes ballistic

And yes, Stane has 'repaid' those financiers by killing them.

And so goes the first issue of this new Iron Man series.

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