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Artists & events a history of Iron Man comics.

Last updated May 8,1998


This is by no means a complete listing of the artists or important story events in the history of Iron Man. This is just a start. I will be adding and correcting this list from now on. If you see any mistakes or know any of the missing info please let me know. Some of the artists are listed as working on the same book doing the same thing, which most likely is a mistake. Some of the information for this list comes from the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (23 rd edition). (Listings for Tales of Suspense & Tales to Astonish may be confusing. I have not seen most of them and info is slim. Some info may pertain to characters other than Iron Man which appeared in the same comics.)

Tales of Suspense

#16 The first Metallo 4/61, listed as the Iron Man prototype (I would really like to see a reprint of this issue).

Issues 17-49 Ditko/Kirby artwork, issues #29-56,58-72,74,76,78,80,82,84,86,92,94,96,98 Kirby cover pencils, issues #69-75,77 Kirby layouts; issues 29-56,58-72,74,76,78,80,82, 84,86,92,94,96,98 Kirby cover pencils

#39 3/63-Origin and first appearance of Iron Man & the beginning of the series; first Iron Man story has Kirby layouts, Colan story art.

#40 Second appearance of Iron Man (in new armor).

#41 Third appearance of Iron Man; Dr. Strange (villain appearance).

#45 Intro & First appearance of Happy & Pepper, Liber/Fox story art.

#46 First appearance of Crimson Dynamo.

#48 New Iron Man armor.

#49 First X-Men x-over (X-Men #3 1/64) First appearance of the Watcher, Reinman inks.

#50 First appearance of the Mandarin.

#51 First appearance of the Scarecrow, Liber/Fox story art.

#52 First appearance of the Black Widow (4/64), Reinman inks.

#53 Origin & Second appearance of the Watcher (5/64), second appearance of the Black Widow, Reinman inks.

#56 First appearance of the Unicorn.

#57 Origin & first appearance of Hawkeye (9/64).

#58 Captain America battles Iron Man (10/64) (Cap's first appearance in this title), Tuska story art.

#59 Iron Man plus Captain America double feature begins (11/64) First solo Captain America story; intro Jarvis, Avengers butler.

#60 Second appearance of Hawkeye.

#62 Origin of the Mandarin.

#63 First Silver age origin of Captain America.

#65 First silver age Red Skull.

#66 Origin of the Red Skull.

#69 First appearance of Titanium Man (my favorite Iron Man villain) #69-77 Kirby layouts.

#75 First appearance of Agent 13 later named Sharon Carter (issues 73-99 Colan cover art & pencils).

#76 Intro Batroc & Sharon Carter, Agent 13 of SHIELD.

#78 Col Nick Fury appearance.

#79 Begin 3 part Iron Man Sub-Mariner story; First appearance of the Cosmic Cube.

#80 Iron Man battles Sub-Mariner story continued in Tales to Astonish #82.

#92 First Nick Fury x-over.

#94 Intro Modok.

#95 Captain America's I.D. revealed.

#98 First appearance Zemo (in cameo).

#99 First full appearance of Zemo; Captain America story continued in Captain America issue #100; Iron Man story continued in Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1 (Craig story art & inks; Colan also did inks on this issue).



Tales to Astonish

#82 Iron Man battles Sub-Mariner (First Iron Man x-over outside the Avengers); story continued from Tales of Suspense #80, Colan story art pencils, Kirby story art pencils & layout.

#101 Sub-Mariner story continued in Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, (no history shown on when Iron Man stories shifted back to Tales of Suspense), Colan story art pencils.



Iron Man & Sub-Mariner

April, 1968 (One Shot) Story by Colan/Craig continued from Tales of Suspense #99 and continued in Iron Man #1. Colan/Everett cover art.



Iron Man comics

#1 Story continued from Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1. Colan Cover art, Craig pencils .

#2-4 Craig cover art, pencils.

#5 George Tuska cover art, Johnny Craig inks, Archie Goodwin writer, I. Watanabe lettering, Stan Lee editor, Iron Man does some time traveling and battles Cerebrus.

#9 Iron Man battles green Hulk-like android.

#13 Kirby cover art.

#14 Craig pencils.

#15 Last 12 cent issue. Issues 15-19 Tuska pencils; Craig inks.

#22 Death of Janice Cord.

#24 Johnny Craig pencils, George Tuska inks

#25 Sam Grainger inks, Archie Goodwin writer,Jean Izzo lettering, Stan Lee editor, Iron Man battles Sub-Mariner

#26-28 Craig inks.

#27 Intro Fire Brand

#29 Everett cover art.

#32 Stan Lee editor, Allyn Brodsky writer, Georg Tuska pencils, Joe Gaudioso inker, Jean Izzo lettering, Iron Man battles Mechanoid.

#33 First appearance of Spymaster.

#35 Nick Fury & Daredevel X-over.

#38-46 Tuska pencils.

#40 Stan Lee editor, Gerry Conway writer, George Tuska pencils, Jim Mooney inker, Artie Simek lettering, IM suffers from some wicked nightmares at the hands of the White Dragon.

#42 Last 15 cent issue.

#43 Intro the Guardsman; 25 cent giant issue; Mooney inks.

#46 The Guardsman dies.

#47 Stan Lee editor, Roy Thomas writer, Barry Smith pencils, Jim Mooney inks, Artie Simek lettering, Origin retold.

#48 Stan Lee editor, Kike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Vince Colletta inker, Jon Costa lettering, IM battles Firebrand.

#49 Stan Lee editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Vince Colletta inker, John Costanza lettering, IM dukes it out with the Adaptoid.

#50 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Vince Colletta inker, John Costanza lettering, Princess Python first appearance.

#51 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Vince Colletta inker, John Costanza lettering, Cyborg Sinister ruins IM's day.

#52 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Vince Colletta inks, John Costanza lettering, IM meets Raga Son of Fire the living volcano.

#53 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska & Jim Starlin pencils, Vince Colletta inks, Artie Simek lettering, The curse of the Black Lama.

#54 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Fredrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Vince Colletta inks, Artie Simek lettering, Story idea & part of the cover art Bill Everett, Iron Man battles Sub-Mariner, first appearance of Moondragon (1/73) as Madame MacEvil.

#55 Roy Thomas editor, Jim Starlin & Mike Friedrich writers, Jim Starlin pencils, Mike Esposito inker, John Costanza lettering, First appearance of Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Mentor, Starfox & Kronos (2/73); Starlin did cover art & character conception Mike Friedrich scripted the story. Beware the Blood Brothers!

#56 Starlin did cover art & pencils.

#57 Tuska pencils.

#58 Roy Thomas editor, Steve Gerber plot, Mike Friedrich script, George Tuska pencils, Esposito & Giacoia inks, Artie Simek lettering, Mandarin & Unicorn team up against Iron Man.

#59 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Mike Esposito inker, Artie Simek lettering, Petra Goldberg colorist, Firebrand returns.

#61 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Mike Esposito inker, John Costanza lettering, Petra Goldberg colorist, Iron Man battles the Marauder.

#63 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Mike Esposito inker, Artie Simek lettering, George Roussos colors, G. Kane cover art & pencils? Dr. Spectrum shows up weilding the power prism.

#64 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Mike Esposito inker, Artie Simek lettering, George Roussos colorist, Iron Man battles Rokk the living mountain...or is it someone else?

#65 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Mike Esposito inker, Artie Simek lettering, George Roussos colorist, Origin of Dr. Spectrum.

#66 Roy Thomas editor, Mike Friedrich writer, George Tuska pencils, Mike Esposito inker, Artie Simek lettering, George Roussos colorist, Iron Man vs Thor.*

#67 Last 20 cent issue. G. Kane cover art & pencils.

#68 Origin retold; Starlin did cover art.

#70-72 Tuska pencils.

#72 Cameo portraits of N. Adams, Brunner.

#72-75 G. Kane cover art & pencils.

#76 Reprint of issue #9.

#77 & 78 G. Kane cover art & pencils (Tuska listed as pencils on issue #78?).

#80 Kirby pencils.

#86-92 Tuska pencils.

#86 First appearance of Blizzard.

#88 G. Kane cover art & pencils.

#89 Last 25 cent issue.

#90 Kirby pencils.

#92-95 Kirby pencils (Tuska listed as pencils on 95 too?).

#96-106 Tuska pencils.

#96 First appearance of new Guardsman.

#98 G. Kane cover art & pencils.

#100 (7/77) Starlin did cover art.

#101 Intro DreadKnight.

#103 Perez cover art & pencils.

#105 Austin cover art & inks.

#109 First appearance new Crimson Dynamo & Vanguard; Byrne cover art & pencils.

#109-111 Austin inks.

#110 Origin of Jack of Hearts retold.

#118 Byrne story art & pencils.

#120-121 Sub-Mariner X-over.

#123-128 Tony Stark recovers from alcohol problem.

#122 Origin

#125 Ant-Man makes an appearance.

#132 Hulk X-over

#150 Double size

#151 Austin inks.

#152 Iron Man has new armor.

#159 P. Smith cover art, pencils.

#160 Starlin cover art(?); Ditko pencils.

#161 Moon Knight makes appearance.

#163 Dystlin cover art.

#167 Tony Stark starts boozing again.

#169 New Iron Man (Jim Rhodes replaces Tony Stark).

#172 Captain America X-over.

#168 Intro Vibro

#190 Scarlet Witch makes appearance.

#191-198 Tony Stark return as original Iron Man. #192 Both Iron Men battle.

#200 (11/85; 52 pages) Tony Stark return as new Iron Man (red & white armor) through #230.

#213 Intro new Demonic Fortune.

#214 Spider Woman appears in new black costume (1/87).

#225 Double size

#228 Iron Man vs Captain America.

#229 B. Smith cover art & pencils.

#231 Intro new Iron Man.

#232 B. Smith cover art & pencils.

#233 Antman makes appearance.

#233-241 Guice pencils.

#234 Spider Man X-over.

#243 Tony Stark looses use of legs. B. Smith inks.

#247 Hulk X-over.

#244 (52 pages) New armor makes Tony Stark walk.

#245 P. Smith pencils.

#250 (52 pages) Dr. Doom cover story.

#253 Byrne cover art & pencils. (Colan is listed as doing pencils here too?)

#258-277 Byrne scripts.

#271 Fin Fang Foom appearance.

#276 Black Widow cover story; last 1.00 issue.

#275 (52 pages)

#284 Death of Iron Man.

#288 (52 pages foil stamped cover) Iron Man's 350 th appearance in comics.

#290 (52 pages gold foil stamped cover) 30 th anniversary issue.

Special #1 (8/70) Sub-Mariner X-over. Colan cover art & pencils, (Kirby pencils too?), Wood inks.

Special #2 (11/71) reprint Tails of Suspense #81,82,91.

Special #3 (1976) Man Thing makes appearance.

King Size #4 (8/77) The Champions (with Ghost Rider) makes appearance; Newton/Tuska pencils.

Annual #5 (1982) New armor

Annual #6 (1983) New Iron Man (J. Rhodes)

Annual #7 (1984)

Annual #8 (1986) X-Factor makes appearance; Simonson cover art.

Annual #9 (1987)

Annual #10 (1989, 68 pages) Atlantis Attacks X-over. P. Smith pencils, Layton/Guice pencils (?); Sub-Mariner makes appearance.

Annual #11 (1990) Origin of Mrs. Arbogast by Ditko (pencils & inks).

Annual #12 (1991) One page origin recap, Ant Man back-up story.

Annual #13 (1992 68 pages) Darkhawk & Avengers West Coast make appearance. Colan/Williiamson pencils.

Graphic novel Crash (1998 Adults, 72 pages) Computer generated art & color, violence & nudity.

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