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Iron Man: Demon In A Bottle TPB

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While the issue seemed resolved, Tony’s struggle with alcoholism became a reoccurring problem, which gave it a layer of veracity the original storyline didn’t quite have. Angered that he lost a lucrative bid to Stark International, Hammer, with the aid of scientists in his employ, took control of Iron Man's armor and forced him to kill the ambassador in an attempt to ruin the reputation of the company. portrayed Stark as having a personality that was highly addictive, and a desire to exert control when he felt his personal life was out of his control. That journey from 'oh, I'll just have an extra drink or two' to 'I have a serious problem' was very real and sort of understandable with everything else that was going on in Tony's life.

Which I thought was the whole point of the story, he just has a few drinks at the beginning then about 3/4 digs a little deeper in the bottle. On the other hand, it seems like a big enough issue to deal with over the course of a longer format. This story really helped people overcome their own addictions, or understand people close to them that have an addiction themselves. Stark's alcoholism was revisited in later storylines, and remains a defining element of the character.She tells Stark that he is becoming his own worst enemy, and he must open up to and let his friends help him, otherwise he'll keep drinking and drinking until it kills him. This time he has to face his worst enemy yet, cause it's an enemy that money and the iron suit cannot help him defeat. Roxxon wants Iron Man and Namor to fight with each other, but they figure things out and they destroy Roxxon's ships. I'd recommend this to anyone, with any level of Iron Man knowledge, particularly movie fans looking for a place to jump into the comics. Recommended for Marvel fans, folks new to Iron Man (there would be no movie if there had not first been stories like this one) and anyone who's ever obsessed over something, even comic books.

This collection offers a look at his beginnings as an artist, before his style was so immediately recognizable, and there's great value in that. Michelinie and Layton make a real good job here, they are still the most iconic and classic team on Iron Man, and Romita Jr in his beginnings was a far better artist than he is now. While it was surprising to see the main topic of the story only gradually come to the fore, it made since in retrospect. I read the comics presented in this compilation over 30 years ago so it was a pleasure to re-discover this beautiful story arc. It's amazing to see the change, although I have a feeling that quite a bit of the visual style comes from Bob Layton's inks: if pencils by John Romita Jr.This is a man that gives other people second chances and that's the most amazing aspect of this character for me. Demon in a Bottle" is a nine-issue story arc from the comic book series The Invincible Iron Man (vol. Doubtful, but knowing they can't fight him, the police let him go but demand that Stark turn over his armor for inspection, and Stark complies.

Iron Man faces his most untouchable foe in criminal industrialist Justin Hammer and his literal army of super-villains! That last factor has become such an integral part of the character’s identity many would believe it was there from the beginning. I've seen a lot of comics address addiction issues through sidekicks and friends of sidekicks, so it's great to see Marvel had the guts to use one of their biggest stars. A brilliant tale for Iron Man fans, and a must read for anyone even remotely interested in the man, the suit, or the mythos. and that the one and a half issues that ACTUALLY deal with the "demon in the bottle" (sure there is foreshadowing, but to describe this collection as a whole as dealing with alcoholism is just plain false) were emotionally gripping and character-enriching.From a modern lens, Tony’s alcoholism plays a bit like an after-school special in which Tony’s abuse quickly turns to addiction and then sobriety. Overall, I believe that this is a very good comic and an essential read for every fan of Iron Man or superhero comics in general.

During Iron Man's history, there has never been a more defining moment for Tony Stark and his armored persona than the one described in "Demon in a Bottle". Yes, the artwork and captions still reflects 'the mighty marvel way' of the 60s and 70s and may not seem very sophisticated by today's photorealistic style, but as the critics say: if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

I really need to stop trying to read stuff from the 70s, its a totally different era, with writing styles that are foreign, to me at least. A comparison of this collection with his recent work on Spider-Man clearly shows the elements of his style that he's kept, developed, or discarded. Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (2008) opened the door for his alcoholism, depicting him as a frequent social drinker. This story came out before Tony Stark revealed that he was Iron Man publicly so we see a story in which Stark's company is being bought out from him by S.

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