Iron Man #149-150 (1981): Doomquest

John Romita Jr. loves to draw close-ups of eyes. See the bottom of this post for more.


Welcome to one of the most famous and influential two-part Iron Man stories of all time: The one where he goes back in time with Dr. Doom.

An executive in Stark International sold weapons-grade tech to Latveria, and Doom in turn uses that tech to rebuild his time machine so he can go back in time to the days of knights and wizards to learn cool magic stuff from Cagliostro, a very minor character from Dracula Lives! magazine.

I note that in this issue of Iron Man…

…Cagliostro looks ENTIRELY different from his prior and subsequent appearances.

Tony Stark finds out about the sale and terminates it, going as Iron Man to discuss the failed delivery. 

Naturally, the discussion leads to punching, and both of them are sent back in time by a disgruntled Doom employee who is trying to take advantage while his boss is distracted.

They end up in Camelot, where Iron Man fights Morgan Le Fay’s zombie army.

The army is led by Dr. Doom, who is trying to meet…

Doom tries to get Le Fay to give him the magic skills to free his mom from Hell.  She doesn’t, Doom fails, and then he has to make nice nice with Iron Man so that, together, they can cannibalize their armors to create a new time machine that will take them back to the future.

Absolute perfection. 

Now, back to the top: JR jr loves to draw close ups of eyes.

X-Men #176.

Iron Man #152.

I should have been finding and tagging these things!

This is one of the top 10 Dr. Doom comics of all time! See the rest here.

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