(pb; 1992, 1993, 2008: graphic novel, collecting Iron Man issues #280 - 291)
From the back cover:
"The death of Iron Man!?
"We've seen Tony Stark go down and get back up many times -- but from the grave?! When his longtime employer and friend seemingly loses his struggle to hold onto life, Jim Rhodes dons the new War Machine armor and shows the world what's black and white and fed up all over! Can even cutting-edge Stark-tech withstand Firepower, Atom Smasher and the Living Laser? And while Rhodes is filling Stark's boots, what's up witht he empty armor zipping around? Guest-starring the West Coast Avengers!
War Machine is a fun and solidly written read. Full of explosions-punctuated action, it may especially thrill fans of early Nineties multimedia, with its comic book-cheesy, post-bad-guy-knockout taglines uttered by Tony Stark and James Rhodes.
This is worth owning if you are a big fan of the characters or purchase it as a less-than-full-price find.