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The Wedding of Iron Man
Review and Media by Amazing Spidey

Episode #13 - The Wedding of Iron Man
Original Airdate 17th December 1994

Iron Man and Spider-Woman tie the knot as The Mandarin discovers Iron Man's secret identity!

Screenplay By: Ron Friedman
Music By: Keith Ammerson
Animation By: Rainbow Animation Group
Guest Starring: Robert Hayes as Iron Man, James Avery as War Machine/Jim Rhodes, Casey Defranco as Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman, John Reilly as Hawkeye/Clint Barton, James Warwick as Century, Katherine Moffat as Scarlet Witch, Ed Gilbert as The Mandarin, Jim Cummings as Modok, Neil Dickson as Dreadknight, Dorian Harewood as Whirlwind, Chuck McCann as Blizzard, Dorian Harewood as Backlash, Linda Holdahl as Hypnotia, Neil Ross as Fin Fang Foom and Tony Steedman as Justin Hammer

Review: This episode is messed up, and makes very little sense at all. The majority of the episode focuses on Tony watching clips and he discovers The Mandarin’s been spying on him. This is told in flashback form at his and Julia’s wedding. Only, it’s not actually Tony telling the story, it’s a mechanical duplicate of him.

It also causes confusion in season two, as here, it’s said that he left her at the alter in that season, but here, they are actually married, but he declared it void after revealing it was something to do with covering his tracks from his business, or something lame. It would suggest that another wedding took place before the second season began, which would actually make sense, since here, Tony clearly has no romantic feelings for Julia. It was a very confusing aspect of the second season.

As for the episode itself, I was personally glad Mandarin found out, as well… only an idiot wouldn’t know by now. Wait…

Thankfully, this is the last terrible episode of Iron Man we’ve had to put up with. It seems after 13 episodes of this, and another 13 of Fantastic Four, Friedman’s kidney finally gave in, and he handed the show over to a group of people who thankfully, knew how to write an entertaining show. If they had got it from the start, this could very well have been Marvel’s greatest cartoon ever. Sigh.