IRON MAN (1968-1996) ANNUAL #04
"The Doomsday Connection!" Guest-starring the Champions. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by George Tuska. Inks by Don Perlin. Cover by Al Milgrom. In the Nevada desert, the golden avenger is hot on the trail of the lethal killing machine known as Modok! But when Shell-head busts into his underground bunker, the former A.I.M. operative is not there! Since Iron Man is already near the west coast, he contacts the Los Angeles-based Champions for help instead of the Avengers! After Tony Stark explains the situation to the Black Widow and her teammates; the seven heroes fan out across California in search of Modok! The Champions find plenty of trouble, but they don't find their A.I.M. adversary! Finally Shell-head realizes that Modok never left his Silver State hideaway! Hence an hour later, Iron Man and his allies at last encounter their elusive foe! Can the armored avenger and the Champions knock the murderous Modok off his doomsday chair? Champions Lineup: Angel, Black Widow, Darkstar, Ghost Rider, Iceman, and Hercules. Backup story: "Death Lair!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Jeff Aclin. Inks by Don Perlin. Midnight tries to convince Half-Face to work for Fu Manchu. 48 pages. 50 cent cover price. Cover price $0.50.