Appearing in "Book VII: The Ties That Bind!" Featured Characters: Iron Man (Recap) Wong-Chu (Recap) Ho Yinsen (Recap) James Rhodes (Recap) Fantastic Four (Recap) Mr. Fantastic (Recap) Invisible Girl (Recap) Human Torch (Recap) Thing (Recap) Zemu (Recap) Valeria (Recap) Egghead (Recap) Ant Man (Recap) Thor (Recap) Jane Foster (Recap) Loki (Recap) Hulk (Recap) Rick Jones (Recap) Alicia Masteres (Recap) Spider-Man (Recap) May Parker (Recap) J. Jonah Jameson (Recap) John Jameson (Recap) Synopsis for "Book VII: The Ties That Bind!" Continuing the (near) chronological retelling of the history of the Marvel Universe, in this issue the following events are recounted: The origin of Iron Man, leading to the deaths of Wong-Chu and Professor Yinsen, and how Tony Stark escaped Viet Nam with the help of soldier James Rhodes, and how the experience forged a long friendship with the two. The Human Torch's solo adventure into the 5th Dimension where he battled the tyrant Zemu, and freed the people who lived there. Ant Man's first encounter with his long time foe Egghead. Thor's adventure into the Soviet Union to save captured scientists, an episode that was complicated due to the interference of Loki. Rick Jones using a Gamma device to change Bruce Banner's mutation into the Hulk, for the first time Banner is able to utilize his Hulk body with the intelligence of Bruce Banner. The first time the Fantastic Four experience financial problems. And ending on a similar note, Spider-Man's first adventure in which he tries to rescue John Jameson's space capsule from destruction, despite the bad press from Jameson's father, editor of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson. Notes Wraparound cover. Material Excerpted From: Amazing Spider-Man #1 Fantastic Four #9 Tales of Suspense #39 Iron Man #47 Iron Man #144 Strange Tales #103 Tales to Astonish #38 Journey Into Mystery #87 Journey Into Mystery #88 Incredible Hulk #4 See Also 3 Image(s) from Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 7 1 Reprints of Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 7 Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #7 Published June, 1986 Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter Cover Artist Brent Anderson Al Williamson "Book VII: The Ties That Bind!" Writer Peter Sanderson Penciler Paul Ryan Inker Brett Breeding Colorist Ken Feduniewicz Letterer Ron Zalme Barry Shapiro Phil Felix Ken Lopez Harry Candelario Rob Carosella Paul Becton Dawn Geiger Editor Danny Fingeroth Mark Gruenwald Ralph Macchio Previous Issue Next Issue Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe #6 Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe #8

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