Iron Man #178 [Direct Edition]
(January 1984)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Michael Carlin (Editor); Jim Shooter (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.

One of the "Beware: It's Assistant Editors Month!" issues.
Cover sports MC Iron Man Marvel Comics brand


Shame of the City! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Luke McDonnell (signed)
Inks:
Steve Mitchell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tony Stark

Battlezone (Table of Contents)

Battlezone / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Comics ad for the Battlezone video game from Atari.

Once an Avenger, Always an Avenger! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Harras
Pencils:
Luke McDonnell
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
A group of kids playing Avengers boot out their Iron Man because the real Iron Man has left the real team, but they later reconsider.

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Elmore (signed)
Inks:
Larry Elmore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
science fiction; humor
Synopsis:
An alien entity travels all the way to Earth to purchase the Star Frontiers role playing game.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for the Star Frontiers role playing game from TSR Hobbies, Inc..

Michael Carlin's Page O' Iron Man Stuff (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Carlin
Pencils:
Mike Carlin
Inks:
Mike Carlin (?)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mike Carlin
Synopsis:
gag page talking about the two stories in this issue

Struggle! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Luke McDonnell
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tony Stark; Morley Erwin; Vic Martinelli; Bambi Arbogast; Ozzie Sanborn; Gretl
Synopsis:
A day in the life of Tony Stark finds him alienating old friends and making new ones.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lynn Cohen
Letters:
typeset

["Ya doesn't gets muskles like these doin aerobixs, mate."] (Table of Contents)

Popeye / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Parker Brothers

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Shame of the City!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Battlezone
    Battlezone
  3. 2. Once an Avenger, Always an Avenger!
    Iron Man
  4. 3. Star Frontiers
  5. 4. Michael Carlin's Page O' Iron Man Stuff
  6. 5. Struggle!
    Iron Man
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  8. 7. ["Ya doesn't gets muskles like these doin aerobixs, mate."]
    Popeye
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