Iron Man #288 [Direct Edition]
(January 1993)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.15 CAD; 1.65 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Nel Yomtov (Editor); John Lewandowski (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Anniversary Special


Meltdown at Ground Zero (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kevin Hopgood (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [James Rhodes]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Card stock chrome foil cover.

Ground Zero (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Kaminski
Pencils:
Kevin Hopgood
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Mike Rockwitz
Letters:
Chris Eliopoulos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [James Rhodes]; Mrs. Arbogast; Atom Smasher (origin); Morgan Stark (villain); Marcy Pearson (villain); Firepower [Jack Taggert] (villain); Living Laser [Arthur Parks]
Synopsis:
The government intervenes with Firepower to stop Atom Smasher from destroying a toxic waste dump. Rhodey agrees with Atom Smasher that Stark Enterprises should close all its nuclear facilities. Morgan Stark uses Marcy Pearson to plant evidence that links Rhodey to Tony Stark's murder.
Reprints:

Soul on Ice (Table of Contents)

Tony Stark / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Kaminski
Pencils:
Barry Kitson
Inks:
Chris Ivy
Colors:
Ariane Lenshoek [as Ariane]
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tony Stark (origin); Erica Sondheim; Abe Zimmer; Howard Stark (flashback); Maria Stark (flashback); Black Knight [Nathan Garrett] (cameo flashback, villain); Black Widow (cameo flashback); Avengers [Captain America (Steve Rogers); Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]] (cameo flashback); Doctor Doom (cameo flashback, villain); Hawkeye (cameo flashback); Happy Hogan (cameo flashback); Pepper Potts (cameo flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo flashback); Iron Monger (cameo flashback, villain); M.O.D.O.K. (cameo flashback, villain); Madame Masque (cameo flashback, villain); Mandarin (cameo flashback, villain); James Rhodes (cameo flashback); Avengers West Coast [Scarlet Witch; USAgent; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Wonder Man] (cameo flashback); Wong-Chu (cameo flashback, villain); Ho Yinsen (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
While Stark dreams of his past in suspended animation, scientists inject him with a tailored virus to rebuild his nervous system.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meltdown at Ground Zero
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Ground Zero
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Soul on Ice
    Tony Stark
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