Friday, November 18, 2011

David, Bob, Ron...sorry.


Page (mostly) from Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #4, "Chapter 4: Knightmare's End" Plotted by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, script by Michelinie, pencils by Ron Lim, inks by Layton. Got the series for four bucks the other day. It might seem a bit old-school to some, tying into Iron Man #149-150 (they're great!) and #249-250 (they're OK.) Tony is recycling some old armors, when he finds a data recording he doesn't remember...featuring Dr. Doom.

Claiming humanity is at stake, Doom summons Iron Man to Latveria, which is currently under siege by rebels. Doom is unfazed: a little neutron radiation will clear that right up! Tony is forced to turn back the rebels to save their lives, then joins Doom on a trip to hell...where Doom double crosses him and trades him to Mephisto! And that's just the first issue! The rest of the series features Merlin, Tony's evil dad maybe, Morgana le Fay, and the evil eyeful up there.

Unlike the regular Iron Man book for a stretch there, Tony actually gets to do heroic things in this series; although in the end, disgruntled and cheesed, Tony sets up a little revenge that would be seen in #250. Not on Doom, even: Tony knows Doom is a snake, so he's never really surprised when Doom betrays him.

EDIT: Bad timing on my part. From Bleeding Cool, as Bob Layton may be done with Iron Man now...

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

Glad you highlighted this Trilogy, because it's Iron Man at his finest...especially when forced to team w/ doom.