Iron Man #282's first full appearance of War Machine gets attention

Iron Man #282's first full appearance of War Machine gets attention

James Rhodes, also known as War Machine, first appeared in #118 in 1979, led by David Michelinie and John Byrne. After Tony Stark''s alcoholic breakdown, Rhodes continued as Iron Man in the Avengers West Coast, as well as reprised his role as Iron Man in his own solo series. After Stark''s apparent death, Rhodes continued as War Machine in 1992, starring Len Kaminski and Kevin Hopgood. The character was established and cover featured in #282.

Rhodes was first depicted in Terrence Howard in the 2008 film, then by Don Cheadle in the upcoming Marvel films and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV series, which depicted as a US Air Force officer assigned to deal with Stark, before becoming involved with Stark, gaining armour like that of Iron Man, but with heavier weaponry. He will also reprise his role as the main protagonist in the upcoming TV series Armor Wars.

Heritage Auctions is auctioning a copy of #282, which includes a War Machine, and a CGC 9.8 copy, which is under the hammer today, with bids expected to total $408.

Iron Man #282 (Marvel, 1992) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages.First full appearance of War Machine, who returns to screen in the upcomingArmor WarsTV miniseries. Nick Fury appearance. Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $140. CGC census 9/22: 854 in 9.8, 2 higher.

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