Iron Man (1968 1st Series) #278
Published Mar 1992 by Marvel
Operation: Galactic Storm. Part 6 of 19. "Decisions in a Vacuum" Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Len Kaminski. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by Paul Ryan and Bob Wiacek. Story continues from Avengers 345. The golden avenger is in the thick of Operation Galactic Storm as he joins six fellow avengers on a mission to the dangerous Kree empire! Earth's Mightiest Heroes have come to the Kree galaxy to negotiate peace between the Kree and the Shi'ar! However that might just be wishful thinking! Upon their arrival the septet of heroes infiltrate a large Kree space station and defeat a group of Shi'ar commandos! The mission is going great... until Shatterax arrives! Iron Man bravely engages the powerful Kree operative outside the station! But eventually realizes for the Avengers to win this battle...they'll have to lose it first! But don't tell that to Captain America! Story continues in Thor 445. First appearance of Shatterax. Cameo appearance by the Supreme Intelligence. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Crystal, Goliath (aka Clint Barton), Hercules, Iron Man, and Sersi. (Notes: This issue begins Len Kaminski's 3-year run as the writer of the Iron Man series. This story was reprinted in 2006 in the trade paperback: Avengers Operation Galactic Storm. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 277,525; average paid circulation 172,450.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.