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Invincible Iron Man #75: Review

Feb 2004
John Jackson Miller, Jorge Lucas

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3 stars

Invincible Iron Man #75 Review by (March 27, 2021)
Comments: Avengers cameos are Captain America, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Warbird, Vision plus Henry Peter Gyrich. Termite faced Iron Man in issues #189-190; competitor Simon Gilbert appeared in vol. 1 issues #45-48 and 59; Senator Byrd appeared frequently in the TALES OF SUSPENSE and early volume 1 era. President Bill Clinton named William Cohen, a Republican Senator, as his Secretary of Defense in 1997, six years before this issue. There is a reference to Vice President Dick Cheney’s history of heart trouble; this is accurate. There is a joke about reporter Christine Everhart being named after an evil car; the reference is to the Stephen King novel/movie CHRISTINE. There is also a joke reference to “nattering nabobs,” a favorite insult of the media by Vice President Spiro Agnew in the Nixon administration, specifically “nattering nabobs of negativism.” Friday appears as a cook.

Review: Tony’s political battle continues as he has to be evasive about his own political leanings but the story starts off with an action scene, which is nice. The big climactic controversy is about Tony’s lying about being Iron Man, an ethical issue which, literally, no other politician in US history has ever faced. So even when comics are trying to be relevant, they still have to come up with well-thought-out solutions to imaginary questions. Ha, more to come!


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #75 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Tony Stark works hard trying to convince the American public that he's the right choice for Secretary of State. But he gets bad publicity from newscasts who paint him like a lier, a womanizer. And the ones that know him are at least surprised about his nomination. Even the Avengers are thinking about making him resign from the group if he becomes nominated. 

In the meantime, Sonny Burch is pressing the defense contractors to use Stark inventions for new developments, not giving them enough time to fully test the weaponry, and doing things behind the Department of Homeland Security.

Finally, Stark must wear his Iron Man suit to reach the hearings on time, but walks in as Tony Stark.

Preview Pages
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Jorge Lucas
Jorge Lucas
Antonio Fabela
Adi Granov (Cover Penciler)
Adi Granov (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Randy Gentile.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

Plus: Sonny Burch.

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