War Machine

    (Marvel, 1994-1996)
™ and ©1994 Marvel Characters, Inc.

From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide:

Previously a substitute Iron Man whenever required, a tiff with his former employer left James Rhodes at a loose end, but with an amazingly powerful, armored, flying suit. In keeping with his name, he decided his mission in life is to steam in where political angels fear to tread, sometimes manipulated into acting as in #1–4. As a civilian, Rhodes heads WorldWatch, an organization that exposes injustice and abuse of power the world over. It’s all competently set up, but it’s not until the final issues that a major problem is addressed. It’s that once the armor is on there’s little to differentiate War Machine from Iron Man, and even out of armor, both run companies with far-reaching, enormous influence. Dan Abnett’s plotting from #11 is a little more imaginative than the original creative team, and he solves the Iron Man clone problem by having Rhodes bond with a more organic armored suit from #18. By that time the art has degenerated beyond all redemption. All in all, there are plenty more interesting comics to occupy your time. ~FP

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#1

  4/1/1994
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 Giant-sizeLen Kaminski, Scott BensonGabriel Gecko

#1 Special Cover

  4/1/1994
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Embossed cover Len Kaminski, Scott BensonGabriel Gecko, Pam Eklund

#2

  5/1/1994
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  Len Kaminski, Scott BensonGabriel Gecko

#3

  6/1/1994
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  Len Kaminski, Scott BensonGabriel Gecko, Pam Eklund

#4

  7/1/1994
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  Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko

#5

  8/1/1994
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 Versus DeathtollScott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko

#6

  9/1/1994
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 Versus DeathtollScott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko

#7

  10/1/1994
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  Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko

#8

  11/1/1994
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  Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko

#8 Collector’s Set

  11/1/1994
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 Polybagged with 16-page Marvel Action Hour preview, acetate print, coupon, sweepstakes entry formScott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko

#9

  12/1/1994
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 Continued from Force Works #6; Continues in Iron Man #311Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGeoff Senior

#10

  1/1/1995
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 Concludes in Iron Man #312Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGeoff Senior

#11

  2/1/1995
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  Scott Benson, Len KaminskiStewart Johnson

#12

  3/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettDavid Chlystek

#13

  4/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettDavid Chlystek

#14

  5/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettDavid Chlystek

#15

  6/1/1995
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 48 page flipbook with War Machine: Brothers in Arms part 2Dan AbnettSandu Florea, Carlos Franco

#16

  7/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettSandu Florea

#17

  8/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettSandu Florea, Tim Dzon

#18

  9/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettFred Haynes, Johnny Greene

#19

  10/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettFred Haynes, Johnny Greene

#20

  11/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettFred Haynes, Johnny Greene

#21

  12/1/1995
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  Dan AbnettFred Haynes, Sandu Florea

#22

  1/1/1996
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  Dan AbnettFred Haynes, Yancey Labat

#23

  2/1/1996
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  Dan AbnettYancey Labat, Fred Haynes

#24

  3/1/1996
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  Dan AbnettFred Haynes, Yancey Labat

#25

  4/1/1996
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 Final IssueDan AbnettFred Haynes

Ashcan #1

  1/1/1994
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  Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko, Pam Eklund

Book #1

  12/1/2010
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 War Machine Classic volume 1; Collects War Machine #1-7 and Ash #1Scott Benson, Len KaminskiGabriel Gecko