Early sketch for Marvel vs. Attack On Titan. (I think they actually made that.)

Iron Man vol. 3 #14

Marvel Comics (March, 1999)

“The Challenge The Fantastic”

CO-PLOTTERS: Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern

SCRIPT: Roger Stern

PENCILER: Sean Chen

INKERS: Larry Stucker & Eric Cannon

COLORIST: Steve Oliff

LETTERING: Comicraft

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Chris Claremont

EDITOR: Bobbie Chase

Continued from Fantastic Four vol. 3 #15: When last we left our hero he was on the moon helping the Fantastic Four and their police officer friend rescue Sue from the control of Ronan The Accuser. He’s in the Watcher’s home in the mysterious blue area of the moon seeing the Universal Power Core, the power source from his old Psyche-Magnatron. The heroes rescue Sue but thanks to whatever he did to her in a previous issue of Fantastic Four she can only respond to commands given her. They’re able to block out Ronan’s voice and use her to protect them while they come up with a plan to stop Ronan, but during the battle the Four are teleported away and Ronan escapes not with the Core but with the designs, which he plans to give to his “master”. (This story will presumably continue in the Fantastic Four comics.) While Iron Man and the officer race to help the moonbase hit by that EM Pulse Rhodey is hunting the fake War Machine and Happy makes some new young friends.

What they got right: It’s nice seeing just how powerful Sue really is, even if she’s not in control of herself at the moment. Her potential in combat is too often reduced to “bring up force field to protect us” and while that happens here the strength of that force field shows more than you often get. The “back in the comic’s usual running plot” stuff usually is a distraction but I liked it better here than in most stories.

What they got wrong: I don’t remember Pepper being there when Tony got his call from Callie, but it’s been a few weeks so I could be wrong.

Recommendation: A good crossover that isn’t a must-own but worth looking into at least.

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