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Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #2

July 2008
David Michelinie, Ron Lim

Story Name:

Legacy of Doom Chapter 2: Knight of the Living Dad

Reviews & Comments

Rating:
4.5 stars

By T on October 24, 2017

Comments: Title is a pun on “Night of the Living Dead.” Iron Man quotes STAR WARS (I refuse to call it “Episode 4”).

Review: Full review found with issue #1.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Doctor Doom meets with Morgana Le Fey, who is imprisoned in Doom's mystic cage; he now has the shard of Excalibur he sought, and needs her help....

Meanwhile, trapped in Hell by Doom's deception, Iron Man is fighting off hordes of Mephisto's gelatinous minions and achieving some success so Mephisto makes things a bit more personal. He releases the demonized soul of Howard Stark, Tony's father. They fight, with Stark piling on the verbal abuse, harping on his disappointment with his son over his weakness and cowardice. It is when Stark mentions that Tony was a disappointment to his mother too that Tony can break out of the spell as he knows it is a lie; every good thing in him he got from his mother. This gives him the strength to yank Howard through a narrow passage between stone blocks....

Morgana casts the spell which fuses the shard of Excalibur with Doom's armor, rendering it black and magical. And Doom keeps his word by sending her “back” only it's to the tower prison where they first met....

Iron Man freezes then shatters Howard Stark. Mephisto call out his imps so Shellhead picks up the arm that was torn from Stark's armor and uses it to create a force shield around him while he tries to rejigger Doom's escape device so that he can get out of there before the imps' acid burns through the shield. And it works—in the nick of time—sending Iron Man to Doom's castle. Doom now has Excalibur and it is powerful enough to cut through Iron Man's armor; he challenges his foe to a final battle....

Elektra


David Michelinie
Ron Lim
Bob Layton
Chris Sotomayor
Ron Lim (Cover Penciler)
Bob Layton (Cover Inker)
Moose Baumann (Cover Colorist)
Molly Lazer

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom
Iron Man
Iron Man

Plus: Howard Stark, Mephisto, Morgana Le Fey.