Armor Wars #½ & 1-5

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Armor Wars #½ & 1-5

Post by Col_Fury » Sat May 20, 2017 1:30 am

ARMOR WARS #½ (June 2015)
By James Robinson & Mark Bagley

APPEARANCES:
Thor/James Rhodes (Grand Marshal of Technopolis), Titanium Man, Tony Stark (Baron of Technopolis), Kingpin (Wilson Fisk, businessman), Arno Stark (Tony’s brother & business rival), Spyder-Man (Peter Urich), bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Thor fights off an attack from Titanium Man, then wonders if Kingpin paid him to do it. Tony Stark stops by, they chat, and he wonders if his brother Arno stark is responsible. Meanwhile, Kingpin and Arno talk about how they hired Titanium Man. Elsewhere, Spyder-Man wants to tell Thor something about the history of Technopolis that he just discovered.

NOTE:
This comic was a Toys''R''Us free-with-purchase exclusive.

Technopolis is a Domain/reality where everyone has to wear Iron Man suits because a virus in the air made the entire population sick. Or rather, they’ll die immediately without the suit’s protection.

ARMOR WARS #1 (August 2015)
By James Robinson & Marcio Takara

APPEARANCES:
Spyder-Man, Tony Stark (also in fb), Pepper Stark, Thor/James Rhodes (also in fb), Thors (inc Beta Ray Bill, Frog Thor, a lady Thor (not Angela), a Hercules?, all in fb), Happy Hogan, Kiri (Peter Urich/Spyder-Man’s girlfriend), Arno Stark (also in fb), bystanders

FLASHBACK:
Jim Rhodes parties with other Thors (recently). Tony and Arno play as children (years ago).
SYNOPSIS:
Spyder-Man is murdered by an unseen assailant. Tony chats with Pepper about a dram he had. Happy tells Jim there’s something he needs to investigate. Tony tries to get Kiri to sell her company to him, but she’s not interested. Meanwhile, Arno Stark spies on them. Afterward, Jim calls Kiri and tells her that Peter Urich is dead.

NOTE:
This Domain is aware of Doom, Thor and other Domains.

Jim Rhodes’ deputies (of which Happy Hogan is one) are called “War Machines.”

Kiri’s mother was Rumiko… remember her?

ARMOR WARS #2 (August 2015)
By James Robinson & Marcio Takara

APPEARANCES:
Thor/Jim Rhodes, Spyder-Man (Peter Nathan Urich, corpse), Dr. Anthony Druid (performing autopsy), Kiri Oshiro, Lila Rhodes (Jim’s niece, Kiri’s business partner), Arno Stark, Kingpin, Stingray (Newell), Tony Stark, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Thor has Dr. Druid perform Spyder-Man’s autopsy, then calls Lila to see how Kiri is doing. Later, Arno and Kingpin send Stingray to attack Kiri to see what defenses she has; Kiri defeats Stingray with a giant armored fist. Thor calls Tony to say the autopsy is completed, and that not only did Spyder-Man know who killed him, but he also discovered why everyone has to wear armor all the time. He working on decrypting the information now…

ARMOR WARS #3 (September 2015)
By James Robinson & Marcio Takara

APPEARANCES:
Tony Stark, Arno Stark, Kiri Oshiro, Lila Rhodes, Spyder-Man (bts, six feet under Kiri & Lila), Thor/Jim Rhodes, Kingpin, Turk, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Tony attacks Arno, because he knows Arno attacked Kiri last issue. Meanwhile, Thor visits Kiri and Lila at Spyder-Man’s grave, telling them that Kingpin was somehow involved in Spyder-Man’s death. Tony and Arno beat each other up, then start laughing like idiots. Kiri works frantically to finish her giant (apartment building size) “Moving Fortress” armor. Thor approaches Kingpin, telling him he’s under arrest.

NOTE:
Arno Stark’s defenses include an army of Machine Men.

Peter Urich’s armor was infected with a “Spyder Virus,” giving him amazing and spectacular abilities. His adoptive uncle Ben was Ben Urich, who was murdered when he discovered why everyone has to wear armor all the time.

ARMOR WARS #4 (October 2015)
By James Robinson & Marcio Takara

APPEARANCES:
Lila Rhodes, Thor/Jim Rhodes (in fb), Kingpin (in fb), Tony Stark (in fb), Arno Stark (in fb), Happy Hogan (in fb), Amadeus Cho (in fb), Kiri Oshiro, bystanders (in fb)

FLASHBACK:
Thor kills Kingpin, who, as he dies, says he didn’t kill Spyder-Man. Meanwhile, Tony and Arno chat about Kiri’s technology. Thor goes back to his police headquarters and watches as Amadeus Cho finishes reconstructing Spyder-Man’s recorded data from when he was killed. They learn Tony Stark killed Spyder-Man and Thor starts recording so he can send it to Lila and Kiri. Tony arrives, kills Amadeus, admits to killing Spyder-Man, Ben Urich and Kiri’s parents when they all found out about the history of Technopolis. Tony then kills Jim.
SYNOPSIS:
Lila and Kiri get Thor’s message and activate their Moving Fortress’ to go after Tony Stark.

ARMOR WARS #5 (November 2015)
By James Robinson & Marcio Takara

APPEARANCES:
Tony Stark (also in fb), Arno Stark (also in fb), Kiri Oshiro (becomes Baron of Technopolis), Lila Rhodes (becomes the next Thor of Technopolis), Happy Harold Hogan (becomes Marshal of Technopolis), Pepper Stark, Thors (inc Beta Ray Bill, Ultimate Thor, Thunderstrike, Thor (Storm), old man Thor (looks like the future version seen in T:GoT), others), bystanders

FLASHBACK:
Tony and Arno chat about Kiri’s inventions (picks up from them laughing like idiots in #3).
SYNOPSIS:
Tony Stark admits that his father Howard Stark infected the population with a virus so they would have to buy his armors. Kiri and Lila defeat Tony and Arno. Thors arrive and take Tony and Arno away (presumably to the Shield), Kiri is promoted to be Baron, Lila is promoted to be Thor, Happy Hogan is promoted to Marshal, and everything works out just great.

NOTE:
This Tony Stark and Jim Rhodes appear in Old Man Logan #3, so this entire mini has to happen after that.

As it turns out, no, the Iron Thor from Squadron Sinister is not from this Domain.

Chronologies! (again, I’m skipping the Thors for now)

Alternate Realities page:

EARTH-12311

CHO, AMADEUS | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 4

DRUID, DR. ANTHONY | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 2

HOGAN, HAROLD ''HAPPY'' | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 4-FB
ARMOR 5

KINGPIN/WILSON FISK | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 0.5
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3
ARMOR 4-FB

OSHIRO, KIRI | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3
ARMOR 4
ARMOR 5

SPYDER-MAN/PETER NATHAN URICH | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 0.5
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3-BTS

STARK, ARNO | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 1-FB
{ARMOR 0.5}
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3
ARMOR 5-FB
ARMOR 4-FB
ARMOR 5

STARK, PEPPER | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 5

STARK, TONY | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 1-FB
[OML 3]
{ARMOR 0.5}
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3
ARMOR 5-FB
ARMOR 4-FB
ARMOR 5

STINGRAY/NEWELL | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 2

THOR/JAMES RHODES | EARTH-12311
[OML 3]
{ARMOR 0.5}
ARMOR 1
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3
ARMOR 4-FB

THOR II/LILA RHODES | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 2
ARMOR 3
ARMOR 4
ARMOR 5

TITANIUM MAN | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 0.5

TURK | EARTH-12311
ARMOR 3
-Daron Jensen

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