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Invincible Iron Man #36: Review

Jan 2001
Chuck Dixon, Paul Ryan

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Danger Deep

Review & Comments

4 stars

Invincible Iron Man #36 Review by (July 10, 2020)
Comments: Only appearance of this Hydra monster dubbed “Scylla,” after the menace in The Odyssey.  Pepper Potts can be spotted in a cameo.

Review: Fill-in issue pits Iron Man against THE THING (John Carpenter’s not Ben Grimm or the ADDAMS FAMILY’s) in a pretty cool standalone adventure that is of better quality than fill-ins usually receive. And Nick Fury comes off as more of a deceitful stinker than usual. Tony Stark is right to be miffed at his actions but it creates most of the drama in the issue, so I’m not complaining.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #36 Synopsis by T Vernon
Iron Man flies out to a SHIELD ship during a terrible storm, summoned by Nick Fury. Earlier, Jasper Sitwell had described a submarine trapped on a narrow shelf near a deep trench far underwater so Tony Stark made his apologies to Rumiko Fujikawa once again and headed out. Fury tells Iron Man to survey the situation but not to attempt a rescue. After some minor annoyance by a great white shark, Iron Man discovers the sub and realizes it has been there much longer than Fury told him. He also discovers the craft belongs to Hydra, confirming that Fury has been lying to him. Fury just wants Shellhead to make sure the sub doesn’t slide into the deep trench before SHIELD can recover it. Iron Man hears noises coming from inside so, against Fury’s orders, he enters via an airlock. A reconnaissance uncovers a lot of damage and a lot of skeletons—until a huge tentacled insectoid creature with a semi-human face jumps out and seizes him. The ensuing fight dislodges the sub and it falls into the trench, the added pressure smashing the hull, allowing Iron Man to escape and return to the ship. Shellhead demands an explanation from Fury who reveals that Hydra were trying to create a hybrid human that could survive deep underwater. It escaped and killed the scientists and SHIELD was hoping to recover it but now it’s dead at the bottom of the trench (but the reader can see it isn’t)….

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Barberoids 1 cover original artwork on ebay

Paul Ryan
Mark Pennington
Steve Oliff
Keron Grant (Cover Penciler)
Rob Stull (Cover Inker)
Liquid! (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Richard Starkings.
Editor: Bobbie Chase. Editor-in-chief: Joe Quesada.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Jasper Sitwell, Rumiko Fujikawa.

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