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Invincible Iron Man #52: Review

Nov 1972
Mike Friedrich, George Tuska

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Story Name:

Raga: Son of Fire

Review & Comments

3 stars

Invincible Iron Man #52 Review by (August 21, 2013)
Review: Another very 60s story features a hippie cult but with a twist—the leader is a super-villain! Good but unexceptional tale. The opening scene is best, with Shellhead jetting around his Danger Room on his rocket-powered roller skates!

Comments: Part one of two. Marianne Rodgers does not appear again until issue #58.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #52 Synopsis by T Vernon
Iron Man puts his new improved armor though its paces in his version of the Danger Room. Then, having broken up with Marianne Rodgers, Tony Stark heads off to live the playboy life on vacation in Los Angeles. While lounging by the pool he spies a fire in the nearby forest and heads out to help as Iron Man. He encounters a hippie cult led by Raga, Son of Fire, a charismatic leader who can channel his anger into a searing heat. Shellhead interrupts as they are about to punish cult member Cynthia for daring to have a forbidden romance with outsider Mack….
Back in New York, Marianne Rodgers starts a new job at a computer firm but has visions of monsters and goes berserk, smashing the lab….
Iron Man interrupts the execution and easily takes down the cultists but Raga, with this heat powers is much more formidable. Shellhead douses Raga with a tank of water but the villain’s rage increase and he turns the ground under the hero to molten lava and Iron Man is trapped….

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Barberoids 1 cover original artwork on ebay

George Tuska
Vince Colletta
Gil Kane (Cover Penciler)
Frank Giacoia (Cover Inker)
Letterer: John Costanza.
Editor: Roy Thomas.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Marianne Rodgers.

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