Friday, 12 August 2016


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Following on from my fairly recent post on the MACHINE
MAN EPIC COLLECTION, we now take a look at this IRON
MAN 2020 softcover volume.  Mainly because it contains the 4-
issue limited series from 1984 illustrated by HERB TRIMPE &
BARRY SMITH, featuring JACK KIRBY's 1977 'mechanical
man'.  Oh, it's also got tales about Iron Man 2020 - but why
listen to me witter on about it?  Read the back cover.


Dunsade Dave said...

I adore that DeFalco/Trimpe/Smith Machine Man series. First read it as the back-up strip in the British Transformers comic in the mid-80s, and I still love it. Might have to pick this book up!

Kid said...

The four-issue aeries has been reprinted several times, DD, but this book is indeed a great little package and well-worth having.

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

This (the Machine Man story) is one of my all time favourite series, the art (which is in reality Barry Smiths style) is excellent and a great story. Pity BWS has all but stopped doing comics (unless he is and I have just missed them in amongst all the other books on sale)

Kid said...

I'm not sure what Barry Smith is doing these days, PM. Funny to think that he goes all the way back to Fantastic (the comic) in the '60s, eh? On the Machine Man tales, Herb Trimpe laid out the first 3 issues, which Smith inked, doing the 4th ish by himself. As you say 'though, it all looks like Smith.

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