Iron Man (2nd Series)

 IRMV   (Marvel, 1996–1997, 2006)

™ and ©1996 Marvel Characters, Inc.

As part of a new strategy called “Heroes Reborn,” Marvel Comics hired back the key Image artists—and Marvel expatriates—to revamp some of Marvel’s key characters.

Jim Lee and Whilce Portacio introduced their new version of Iron Man in late 1996. In this rendition, Tony Stark is an insufferably arrogant inventor and playboy. One of his facilities, housing Bruce Banner’s gamma bomb project, was taken over by the forces of Hydra. Their plan was to detonate the bomb and wipe out much of the eastern seaboard. In a last act of desperation, Banner managed to move the bomb several miles underneath the earth, sacrificing himself but sparing the world its impact. The resultant radiation turned him into the Incredible Hulk. When Stark came to the scene, this new monster downed his chopper, leaving a piece of shrapnel inches from his heart. To save himself, Stark donned a prototype armor and became Iron Man.

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#1

  11/1/1996
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Origin of Hulk; Origin of Iron Man; Giant-size; 56 pagesJim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

#1 Variation A

  11/1/1996
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Variant cover; Origin of Iron Man; Giant-size; 56 pagesJim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

#1 Variation B

  11/1/1996
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Variant cover; Origin of Iron Man; Origin of Hulk; Giant-size; Jim Lee’s signature in 22 karat gold is stamped/embossed on the front cover. Includes a tamper proof seal and certificate of authenticity. It is not hand signed!Jim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

#2

  12/1/1996
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Versus Hulk; Includes Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation as of October 1, 1996Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell, Mark BernardoWhilce Portacio

#2 Variation A

  12/1/1996
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Versus Hulk; $1.99 price variantJim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

#3

  1/1/1997
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1st Appearance of WhirlwindJim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

#3 Variation A

  1/1/1997
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1st Appearance of Whirlwind; $1.99 price variantJim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

#4

  2/1/1997
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Versus Living LaserJim Lee, Scott LobdellRyan Benjamin

#4 Variation A

  2/1/1997
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Variant cover; Christmas coverJim Lee, Scott LobdellRyan Benjamin

#5

  3/1/1997
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Death of Whirlwind (David Cannon); Versus Whirlwind (David Cannon)Jim Lee, Scott LobdellRyan Benjamin

#5 Variation A

  3/1/1997
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Death of Whirlwind (David Cannon); Versus Whirlwind (David Cannon); Newsstand price variantJim Lee, Scott LobdellRyan Benjamin

#6

  4/1/1997
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Story continued in Captain America (2nd Series) #6Scott LobdellJim Lee, Ryan Benjamin, Whilce Portacio

#6 Variation A

  4/1/1997
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Concludes in Captain America #6; Story continued in Captain America (2nd Series) #6; Newsstand price variantScott LobdellJim Lee, Ryan Benjamin, Whilce Portacio

#7

  5/1/1997
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 Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell, Jeph LoebRyan Benjamin, Whilce Portacio

#7 Variation A

  5/1/1997
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Newsstand price variantJim Lee, Scott Lobdell, Jeph LoebRyan Benjamin, Whilce Portacio

#8

  6/1/1997
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Versus Rebel (Conner O’Reilly)Jeph LoebWhilce Portacio

#8 Variation A

  6/1/1997
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Versus Rebel (Conner O’Reilly); Newsstand price variantJeph LoebWhilce Portacio

#9

  7/1/1997
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Versus Rebel (Conner O’Reilly)Jeph LoebRyan Benjamin

#9 Variation A

  7/1/1997
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Versus Rebel (Conner O’Reilly); Newsstand price variantJeph LoebRyan Benjamin

#10

  8/1/1997
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Versus Titanium Man; Versus Mandarin; Gatefold summaryJeph LoebTerry Shoemaker

#11

  9/1/1997
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Gatefold summaryJeph Loeb, Jim LeeTerry Shoemaker, Whilce Portacio

#12

  10/1/1997
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Cover forms quadtych with Fantastic Four #12, Avengers #12, and Captain America #12; Gatefold summary; 48 pagesJeph Loeb, Jim LeeEd Benés, Mike S. Miller, Terry Shoemaker

#13

  11/1/1997
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Cover forms quadtych with Fantastic Four #13, Avengers #13, and Captain America #13; Gatefold summaryJames RobinsonLarry Stroman

Ashcan #1

  12/1/1997
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Ashcan 5.5”x 8.5”Black and white, signed on cover. Limited to 2,000 copies. No cover price.Jim Lee, Scott LobdellWhilce Portacio

Book #1

 
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Indicia Lists as Heroes Reborn: Iron Man; Collects Iron Man (2nd Series) #1–12; ca. 2006Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell, Jeph LoebWhilce Portacio, Rob Teranishi, Ryan Benjamin, Jim Lee, Terry Shoemaker, Ed Benés, Mike S. Miller