Monday, June 21, 2021

RGP #033 - Iron Man 149 & 150


Iron Man 149 & 150, Marvel Comics, cover-dated August & September 1981.        .

"Doomquest" and "Knightmare," both scripted by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, with art by John Romita, JR and Bob Layton.

What happens when Tony Stark cancels a business deal with Doom? How do they get sent back in time to Camelot? And how different do Doom and Iron Man treat the female companionship they are offered during their stay? And how does Iron Man defender Luke Jaconetti handle the awesomeness of Doom?

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  1. Wonderful as the solo professor is, I always look forward to guests to add a little extra je ne sais quoi (sorry, I don’t know how that translates to Latverian). And Sir Luke Jaconetti is a very loyal, remarkably gifted, Servant of Doom.

    I bought these issues as they came out, and they are absolute classics. I didn’t know about the sequels, having packed the series in during Denny O’Neil’s tenure as scripted. Could you ask Sir Luke if he’d be willing to come back for more?

    Luke is so right, Victor’s time platform is is indeed beautiful, the irony being that Jack Kirby is famed for his complicated machines, yet this is his most minimalist tech design and it is unforgettable.

    So, we infer that Tony did the deed with the damsel Eleanora. What if Tony started a lineage with her? He could actually be his own grandpa.

    I liked the art a lot, but over the years it’s become increasingly clear that what I really liked was the finish Bob Layton gave to John Romita Jr’s layouts. I thought I was seeing the work of JRJR but in retrospect the really good stuff is Layton. OK. He’s overwhelming JR JR, but the results are terrific. Seeing JR JR without Layton was a real shock to the system.

    1. Good point on the simplicity of Kirby's work on the Time Platform. Sometimes the fewer lines, the better.

      Thanks as always for listening and feedback.