IRON MAN (1968-1996) #223
"Counter Force!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (layouts) and Bob Layton (inks). Cover by Bob Layton. Clayton Wilson (aka Force) is tired of working for Justin Hammer! However he knows he will need protection if he leaves Mr. Hammer's employ! So Force flies to Stark Enterprises and asks Iron Man for help! Shell-Head agrees to protect Force, but insists that Clayton turn himself into the authorities first! Tony and Rhodey accompany Force to the Los Angeles police station for safety! Unfortunately, several minutes later the Beetle, Blacklash, and Blizzard arrive at the same police station for the opposite of safety! How are Tony and Rhodey going to stop three super-villains without either set of armor? A beleaguered Force hopes they find a way! First appearances of Rae LaCoste and the new Blizzard (aka Donald Gill). Cameo appearances by Mrs. Arbogast and Justin Hammer. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.