Bob Layton Reaches Settlement with Marvel
He’s not saying which character, but Layton and Michelinie’s Iron Man supporting character James “Rhodey” Rhodes has become a big part of the movie franchise, and their villain Justin Hammer appeared in Iron Man 2.
(1) Justin Hammer’s first appearance in Iron Man #120, March 1979. Art by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton. Words by David Michelinie. Co-plotted by Layton and Michelinie. Letters by John Costanza. Colors by Ben Sean.
(2) Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2, 2010.
(3) Bob Layton’s message about the settlement.
(4) James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man #125, August 1979. Art by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton. Words by David Michelinie. Co-plotted by Layton and Michelinie. Letters by Joe Rosen. Colors by Ben Sean.
(5) Don Cheadle and Terrence Howard, respectively, as Rhodey.