Iron Man (3) #36 "Danger Deep" (2001)
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Penciler: Paul Ryan
Inker: Mark Pennington
Colorist: Steve Oliff

Letterer: Comiccraft

After a call from Jasper, Iron Man is off to meet Nick Fury on a S.H.I.E.L.D frigate in the North Atlantic. A submarine lies deep below the ocean and S.H.I.E.L.D needs to know how safe it is for a recovery. Upon close inspection, Iron Man learns its a Hydra submarine holding a dark secret. 

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearances by Jasper Sitwell, his first in the title in more then ten years.
  • Nick Fury and Jasper Sitwell also appear in issue #36 of the original Iron Man series.
  • Sitwell used to be a S.H.I.E.L.D bodyguard to Tony Stark
  • Sharon Carter is mentioned as director.
  • Nick Fury drinks coffee from a S.H.I.E.L.D mug


Seen the movie Leviathan?

Then you'll find this fishy filler issue very, very familiar.

Guest team of scriber Chuck Dixon and penciler Paul Ryan is pretty solid, and I'm especially glad that the armour they use is a classic-looking version and nothing like the current one. Having Jasper visit Stark was a nice touch of continuity, it would be a nice thing to see those two together more often. Once again Fury holds back on Iron Man and doesn't tell him the whole truth; personally I think its a little late in the day for Fury to still be treating Stark that way, but I guess some things never change. Nothing Earth-shattering, but its nice to have an issue like that.