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Digital Comics Highlights: Iron Man's Enemies



Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool. Iron Man Month continues here at, and this week our Digital Comics Highlights brings attention to the Armored Avenger's greatest rogues! From the Mandarin to Whirlwind, we've got some of Shellhead's biggest battles for your reading enjoyment! Hop on over and enjoy these great books and more, all available now on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.


TALES OF SUSPENSE #61 One of Shellhead's earliest encounters with his arch-nemesis the Mandarin! Tony Stark's closest friends and allies have started to get a little suspicious about his recent disappearances…and while we readers know his second career as Iron Man has been pulling him away from his life as a millionaire industrialist, Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan don't! So when the Mandarin attacks Stark's personal home, he unleashes more trouble than he realizes for the Armored Avenger in "The Death of Tony Stark!"


TALES OF SUSPENSE #69 Set in the days of the Cold War, this tale sees Soviet patriot Boris Bullski create his own suit of armor, dubbing himself the Titanium Man and challenging Iron Man to a televised confrontation! Tony has no choice but to accept his challenger or lose face in front of the world, but as the battle progresses, the stakes grow higher and higher until one of the Armored Avenger's closest allies becomes entangled in the laser crossfire. With his country's dignity and his best friend's life at stake, Stark lets himself go like never before in a three-part mini-epic, kick-started here!

IRON MAN Vol. 1 #1

IRON MAN Vol. 1 #1 Iron Man's very first solo series kicks off with action—and Iron Men—to spare! When the nefarious Advanced Idea Mechanics takes Shellhead captive, they unleash an army of Iron Men against him! Pitting repulsor ray against repulsor ray in the battle you never thought you'd see, Shellhead must fight his way off the terrorist organization's island base, all with gorgeous art by legendary Iron Man artist Gene Colan! Throw in a bonus backup feature recounting the birth of Iron Man and you've got a virtual Shellhead bonanza on your hands!

IRON MAN Vol. 2 #5

IRON MAN Vol. 2 #5 "Heroes Reborn" rocked the '90s, re-imagining some of Marvel's classic heroes and villains! In this punch-tastic issue, someone's hired the Whirlwind to end Tony Stark's life…but unfortunately for the assassin, Stark has never taken these things lying down! Matching wits with a villain who could tear him to shreds without blinking, Tony pulls out all the stops! And the coolest part? He puts the villain out of commission without even changing into his Iron Man armor!

IRON MAN Vol. 4 #6

IRON MAN Vol. 4 #6 The battle that changed Iron Man's life ends here when Shellhead comes face to face with the man carrying the Extremis virus! After almost dying in their previous encounter, a newly enhanced Golden Avenger brings the hurt to the rogue ex-soldier responsible for cutting a swath of terror across the country. With Warren Ellis' script and Adi Granov drawing a redesigned Iron Man armor in action for the first time, this book delivers with twists, turns and pummelings galore! Need to catch up on your Iron Man reading? Looking for the perfect stories starring Ol' Shellhead? Check out our list of the 10 Collections marked as required reading by any Iron Man fan! For more Iron Man, check out Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. And remember: "Iron Man" comes to a theater near you on May 2! Visit the official "Iron Man" movie site!

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