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Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #3: Review

Aug 2008
David Michelinie, Ron Lim

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Legacy of Doom Chapter 3: Knight Games

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4.5 stars

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #3 Review by (October 30, 2017)
Comments: Title is a pun on “night games,” a baseball term.

Review: Full review found with issue #1.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #3 Synopsis by T Vernon
Doctor Doom, with the enchanted blade of Excalibur, fights relentlessly against Iron Man who is far outclassed in weaponry. Shellhead channels his power through the mechanism of Doom's time platform and is able to give the villain a serious blast. Doom is down but not out and Iron Man, low on power, is forced to flee. Doom, more important things on his mind, heals the damage to his mystic armor and gets to work....

On Long Island, two astronomers detect something large and invisible coming to Earth, pushing stars out of the way....

Iron Man lands in a remote part of the Latverian countryside to recharge. He is met by Merlin the Magician, who was awakened from his slumber by a warning about Doctor Doom and Morgana Le Fay. Merlin tells Tony that he needs to get a hold of Excalibur's scabbard which is hidden by a mystic challenge on Balanayr Plain in Scotland; he leaves a hint to the challenge and vanishes. Tony reluctantly heads to Scotland....

Meanwhile, Doctor Doom is headed the same way, led by enchanted duplicates of Excalibur....

A team of astronomers studies this bizarre phenomenon in space and conclude that whatever it is, it's heading for...Scotland (like we couldn't see this coming)....

Iron Man and Doctor Doom arrive on Balanayr Plain where the standing stone monument repairs itself, growing into an arena around them, and covered with a force that will permit none to pass through but showing the reflections of the two antagonists. The scabbard appears to be behind one of the reflections but which one? Attempting to pass through transforms the stones into stone warriors fighting Shellhead and Doom. The battle results in a chunk of warrior hitting a portal, resulting in liquid tentacles grabbing at them. When the foes are defeated, Tony notices that one of the reflections is not a reflection but a true picture; he races to that portal and is able to grab the scabbard before Doom. The stone arena crumbles and the scabbard melds with Iron Man's armor, giving him mystical powers to match Doom's. But by keeping the sword and sheath separate, Iron Man has doomed the world: the sky cracks open (literally) and a giant reptilian eye peers through....

Ron Lim
Bob Layton
Chris Sotomayor
Ron Lim (Cover Penciler)
Bob Layton (Cover Inker)
Moose Baumann (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Artmonkeys.
Editor: Molly Lazer.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

(Victor Von Doom)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Merlin the Magician.

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