Iron Man (1968 1st Series) #258
Published Jul 1990 by Marvel.
First printing. Armor Wars II. Part 1 of 9. "Lo, A Spectral Enemy Rises..." Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Byrne. It begins anew! The next Armor Wars saga! A secret organization has discovered a way to take control of the biochip implanted near Tony Stark's spinal cord! And at this point the group's motives are unclear! In the meantime Tony has developed a second (and identical) suit of armor that can be controlled remotely! And he may need it very soon as an emergency has occurred at the Stark Enterprises' nuclear research facility! By the time Shell-Head arrives on the scene, the first reactor is in meltdown stage! But before Iron Man can fix the reactor, he must first fix his eyes on the Titanium Man! First appearance of Kearson DeWitt. Cameo appearances by the Living Laser, Jim Rhodes, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Notes: The second printing was published in 1992 as part of the JC Penney box set. See Iron Man (1968 1st series) JC Penney Reprint 258. This issue begins John Byrne's 2-year run as the writer of the Iron Man series. In 2013 Marvel published a 4-issue limited series (catalogued as Iron Man Armor Wars 2) which illustrates how the Michelinie - Layton creative team would have written the second Armor Wars saga back in 1990. The four issues are numbered 258.1, 258.2, 258.3, and 258.4.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.