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Ultimate Comics: Iron Man #1-4

Post by Chris McCarver » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Creative team for all issues: Nathan Edmondson (w), Matteo Buffagni (a), Andy Troy (c), Virtual Calligraphy’s Joe Caramagna (l)


ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #1 (Dec. 2012)

Appearing: Carol Danvers, Josey Gardner (first appearance, onetime startup partner of Tony Stark’s), Iron Man, Jarvis; Mandarin International caretakers: Li, Taki (both first appearance); Howard Stark

Flashback (7 - 8): As a younger man, Tony and a girl named Josey Gardner attempt a tech startup, but his father forces him to attend a Stark Enterprises meeting instead. Present in the limo that carts him away is Taki, whom Tony believes is another of his girlfriends.

Flashback (13): Tony returns to Josey, only to learn that she’s gone ahead with their startup company without him. Hurt by his earlier departure, she rebuffs any attempts by Tony to lend his help.

Flashback (14-15): Six months after the previous flashback, Tony learns that Josey was reportedly killed in a plane crash. His father coldly tells him to refocus.

In Brief: Iron Man deals with the mysterious Mandarin, a cyberterrorist group able to hack into his technology, including his armor.


ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #2 (Jan. 2013)

Appearing: Carol Danvers, Iron Man, Jarvis, Howard Stark, War Machine

Flashback (12): Tony and Howard are in Hong Kong conducting business.

In Brief: Tony goes to Hong Kong to investigate the Mandarin and gets his head publicly handed to him by automated drones. He attempts to seek Jim Rhodes’ aid while he’s testing drones, but the remaining drones activate by themselves and attack.


ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #3 (Feb. 2013)

Appearing: Carol Danvers, Nick Fury, Iron Man, Jarvis; Mandarin caretakers: June (first appearance), Li, Taki; War Machine

Flashback (8 - 9): Tony and Fury have a conversation at Howard Stark’s gravesite.

In Brief: Tony ties the Mandarin to Howard’s meetings with Hong Kong companies and tracks the Mandarin to an island in the South China Sea, but the Mandarin’s nanotechnology overwhelms the armor and he’s captured.


ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #4 (Mar. 2013)

Appearing: Carol Danvers, Iron Man, Jarvis, Howard Stark; Mandarin caretakers: June, Li, Taki; War Machine

Flashback (8:4 - 8:6): Right after the first flashback in issue #1, Howard continues explaining his view of the world to a defiant Tony. Taki is present.

In Brief: After learning the Mandarin gave Howard Stark the seed money to start Stark Enterprises, Tony and Rhodey take the Mandarin down, but Tony learns that they engineered Josey Gardner’s plane crash to manipulate Tony into focusing on SE.


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DANVERS, COL. CAROL
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FURY, GEN. NICHOLAS “NICK”
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**GARDNER, JOSEY
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IRON MAN/DR. ANTHONY STARK
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**JUNE
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**LI
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RHODES, JAMES
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**STARK, HOWARD
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**TAKI
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Re: Ultimate Comics: Iron Man #1-4

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:37 pm

Thanks, Chris!

For the Tony Stark flashbacks, ULTM/TU 5-FB is basically the "Iron Man origin," except in Guatemala (you know, captured by evil guys, they demand arms from him, he refuses and makes a suit of armor, etc.).

There are additional flashbacks in ULTM/TU 4 for Tony Stark (as a child he made a fortune on game shows, went to college with Reed Richards, etc.), but because of the Reed Richards stuff, they're non-canon. Luckily, ULTM/TU 4-FB is a report written by Peter Parker, and he could have gotten some facts wrong (or however you want to spin it).

Anyway, I'd place these ULTCIM flashbacks before ULTM/TU 5-FB.

I haven't read these comics yet, but is the Jarvis appearing here "William, code-name Jarvis" or is William his first name and Jarvis his surname? Also, just 'cause I'm curious, is he related to the Jarvis that was killed in ULTS2? (there was another Jarvis over in ULTA, who was working for Tony's brother Gregory, but she was only ever called "Mrs. Jarvis;" she's younger than the Jarvis seen in ULTS & ULTS2 and have no idea if they're related in any way)

Thanks! :)
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Re: Ultimate Comics: Iron Man #1-4

Post by Chris McCarver » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:46 pm

Col_Fury wrote:Thanks, Chris!

For the Tony Stark flashbacks, ULTM/TU 5-FB is basically the "Iron Man origin," except in Guatemala (you know, captured by evil guys, they demand arms from him, he refuses and makes a suit of armor, etc.).

There are additional flashbacks in ULTM/TU 4 for Tony Stark (as a child he made a fortune on game shows, went to college with Reed Richards, etc.), but because of the Reed Richards stuff, they're non-canon. Luckily, ULTM/TU 4-FB is a report written by Peter Parker, and he could have gotten some facts wrong (or however you want to spin it).

Anyway, I'd place these ULTCIM flashbacks before ULTM/TU 5-FB.

I haven't read these comics yet, but is the Jarvis appearing here "William, code-name Jarvis" or is William his first name and Jarvis his surname? Also, just 'cause I'm curious, is he related to the Jarvis that was killed in ULTS2? (there was another Jarvis over in ULTA, who was working for Tony's brother Gregory, but she was only ever called "Mrs. Jarvis;" she's younger than the Jarvis seen in ULTS & ULTS2 and have no idea if they're related in any way)

Thanks! :)
The new Jarvis, who first appeared in ULTCULTS 1, is no relation to the now-deceased Jarvis and to date, we don't know his surname. Tony just insists on calling him Jarvis.
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Re: Ultimate Comics: Iron Man #1-4

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:51 pm

That's hilarious.

Thanks!
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