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The Journal of Craig Hollis

I remember a time of heroes, a time when people could speak and act freely without fear because they were always there to save the day. It was a time before men in Iron suits destroyed everything they stood for. At the time I considered myself one of them, Mr. Immortal they called me. The truth was I was more of a joke to most. When the Iron army started it was hailed as a great achievement, our heroes were getting old and Tony Stark had long since withdrawn from the world when news of his death came out. His company went to some conglomerate who had begun mass producing the Iron Man technology claiming they were going to use it to keep us safe, and at first that seemed to be true.

By the end of a decade all of the known super powered villains had disappeared, we didn't know how or where they went and we didn't ask until it was too late. Then the army seemed to turn. Some tragedy happened at a school for mutants, I'm not sure what it was. That information was deemed need to know, that's when the culling began. Mutants were deemed too dangerous to be allowed, they were slaughtered by the thousands forcing all those who remained to go underground. The heroes of the time tried to stand up and stop it but their was little they could do, and the likes of Captain America and Spiderman came out of retirement to try to help. It was never made known what happened to the Captain but people claimed to see him long after his disappearance, the Iron army found a way to send Thor back to Asgard and prevent him from coming back. I was present in Time Square the day the age of heroes ended.

Spider-man was trying desperately to save his family, he was no longer what he had been, his strength had waned and he wasn't nearly fast enough to dodge the Iron soldiers. I tried to help but I was useless, tossed aside like an old rag. They didn't even check to see if I'd survived. I along with the rest of the world watched as this army showed it's true collars, beating an old man to death in the streets for refusing to accept their authority. Luckily despite his death he had done what he had set out to do, his family and friends had escaped. After that the Iron army didn't hide their intentions, they swarmed this world like locusts. I watched the President go on television to announce that they were now the sole authority for upholding the law and defending our nation, then they began taking other nations in the same way, the only real resistance came in the form of what is now called New Latveria, Russia and most of Eastern Europe turned to old man Doom for help which he granted in return for them accepting his rule and now it stands to this day in defiance of the rest of the world.

My last encounter with the age of heroes came in the form of Dr. Stephen Strange, his last act was to give me the Eye of Agamatto to be passed on when the time was right, to me it's just a useless trinket but when I find it's new owner perhaps they will restore this world to its rightful order. For now I wait, though I do still see hope in this world, every time I see those spider symbols sprayed on walls or see the protests on the streets from those Thor followers screaming to the Iron soldiers that one day their god will return and make them pay for all they have done.

Hope you enjoy this so far I will get into more detail in next part

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#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

and so it begins. 
 
Oh man this is so good :)

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#2 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

The next chapter will be a little more detailed I just didn't want to be too specific so as not to step on any toes

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

That's cool, it should be easier when every one lays the ground work

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#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

you should link this in the feed back joint

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#5 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Very good, I like it. Who'd a thunk that Mr Immortal would ever be a major player

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#6 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Well since he can't die he would be in ideal position to keep the memory of the past alive

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#7 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Yeah I know! Coz usually he's the jackass running into the acid gas filled room or getting squished by celestials only to instantly come back to life

Any names yet of who is in charge of The Iron Army? Who's the figurehead/face of the government that people know/hate/fear? Anyone of note we need to note?

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#8 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: I haven't decided on who's behind the Iron army yet, but the leader of New Latveria may or may not be the Original Dr. Doom. I'm open to input on these issues

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#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:

@batkevin74: I haven't decided on who's behind the Iron army yet, but the leader of New Latveria may or may not be the Original Dr. Doom. I'm open to input on these issues

I think the head of the Iron Army should be left a mystery for the time being 
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#10 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: That would probably be best

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#11 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

IIIIIII LIKE IT! I agree with everyone else about the mystery of the leader of the Iron army....BUT THE DOOM IDEA! THAT I LIKE! (Maybe he would be the next sorceror supreme? If so which side would he use it for? O.o )

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#12 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@primepower53: Basically with Doom, for now I'm going to leave it open for discussion as to whether the leader of new Latveria is the original Doom of if it's just a title that's passed down but either way the guy in charge there is a bit of a wild card

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#13 Posted by The Impersonator (8314 posts) - - Show Bio

Great chapter! Can't wait for the next part. :)

I've noticed that you came up with a Marvel Iron Age universe. I really wanted to become part of it. But I have other fan-fics to work on. Plus doing other things outside CV. =P

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#14 Posted by Project_Worm (4289 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice man!

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#15 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

Great start!

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#16 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom lost in time as the leader of New Latveria....hmmmm. Maybe I think it should be such a twist that it'll make heads explode and the possibilites are out there

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#17 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: I was thinking more that he'd have figured out a way to increase his life span, like maybe put him in a cloned body, or he transferred his mind or maybe just used magic to make himself live longer.

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#18 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (842 posts) - - Show Bio

Any more?

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#19 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

This is where it all began! :)

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#20 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1940 posts) - - Show Bio

This is really good. Nice set up there joshmightbe, really good hook.

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#21 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@4donkeyjohnson: Thanks

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#22 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#23 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

Just some casual spruiking and bumping:

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#24 Posted by TheCannon (20264 posts) - - Show Bio

Good work.

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#25 Posted by Rusty_Irons (634 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow.

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#26 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (842 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#27 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

Where it all began :)

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#28 Posted by joshmightbe (27561 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: We've come a long way

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#29 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

Join Us!

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#30 Posted by batkevin74 (14618 posts) - - Show Bio

Read 2, journey down memory lane continues