Thursday, December 31, 2020

Goodbye 2020

Well, 2020 has been a rough and tumble year.  Don't think that Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe or Barry Windsor-Smith had any idea what this year was going to be like when they created Iron Man 2020 for the Machine Man #2 (November, 1984) limited series, set in an alternate future of 2020, with a mercenary Arno Stark taking up the Iron Man armor.


This evil version of Iron Man continued onward, appearing in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #20 (November, 1986), as well as a stand alone story for an Iron Man 2020 in June, 1994 withe these  (and a recent crossover event this year as well), and all the appearances of Iron Man 2020 were collected in a tradepaperback in 2013 (with the modified Amazing Spider-Man Annual cover).

No disrespect to any of the creators of these series, but we are all happy to put 2020 in the rear view mirror.


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