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Invincible Iron Man #62: Review

Feb 2003
Mike Grell, Michael Ryan

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You Can't Always Get... (Part 1)

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4.5 stars

Invincible Iron Man #62 Review by (January 29, 2021)
Comments: Part one of two parts. Title comes from a song by the Rolling Stones. Santa warns Tony about a b.b. gun: “You’ll shoot your eye out,” a nod to the movie A CHRISTMAS STORY, whose star Peter Billingsley would appear in the first IRON MAN movie (2008). Shelly previously appeared in issues #51-52. Friday appears as Mrs. Santa Claus and a housewife.

Review: Terrorists for Christmas? Why not? Here we balance spectacular underwater action scenes with a look at how our series regulars are faring over the holiday. Mainly, Pepper is being a grump and Rumiko is the Grinch. And we return to the Haven for another look at Tony’s most personal charity. But it’s the impressive naval action that sets this issue apart, with the explosion and the salvage scenes, done for maximum effectiveness. We’ll see what part two includes.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #62 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
It's Christmas season. Rumiko Fujikawa and Tony Stark return from an evening of shopping. Tony tells his girlfriend that he asked Santa Claus for someone to watch over him. Suddenly, a teenage girl named Angela hands Tony the wallet he just lost. Angela is homeless, so Tony takes her to a foster home of his, and gives her a pair of gloves. 

Somewhere in the Atlantic (in international waters), an Iraki boat delivers an atomic bomb to a small North Korean submarine. A U.S. Navy boat finds them and when a boarding party is to be sent, the submarine sinks the American boat using torpedos. As the Iraki boat departs, it is also sinked by the submarine, which then heads to America with the bomb's clock ticking.

The U.S. sends a rescue submarine to investigate, but an accident traps it, putting its occupants in great danger. Tony Stark is informed and as Iron Man, he saves their lives. But he is now trapped in the boat that sinks to the bottomless ocean, and his armor won't take much more pressure.

Meanwhile, a priest reports that a stone angel has been stolen from his churchyard. And Pepper Potts is not at ends with her husband Happy Hogan, or Rumiko.

Preview Pages
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Michael Ryan
Sean Parsons
Arsia Rozegar
Michael Ryan (Cover Penciler)
Sean Parsons (Cover Inker)
Angelo Tsang (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos.
Editor: Tom Brevoort. Editor-in-chief: Joe Quesada.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts

(Pepper Hogan)

Plus: Rumiko Fujikawa.

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