Panels from What If? v.2 #8 (Mid-December 1989), script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Greg Capullo, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey, colors by Tom Vincent, letters by Richard Starkings
In this week's look at Tony's monogrammed Fruit-of-the-Looms, he's been kidnapped by his evil nemesis Justin Hammer, heir to the worldwide baking soda fortune. Hammer wants to "take a closer look" at Tony. I'll say he does! Tony's forced to remove his Iron Man armor and shove it down the laundry chute. Bet it clatters and makes a heck of a noise all the way down! Hope those pesky Li'l Rascals aren't climbing up from the other direction, huh?
Tony is so upset to be sitting around in his Y-fronts, sweat socks and brainwashing electronic collar (sold in a set at Target), that he tips over his eggs, bacon, beans and chip breakfast. Watch out, Tony, that's the good china...oh, we can't have nice things.
Of course, you know the rest: eventually Tony escapes, probably by wooing one of Hammer's female assistants (seriously, James Bond has got nuthin' on Mister S.) and flies away to safety and refuge in...um, a dirty city alley. Where he instantly strips back down to his undies once again:
What th--?? Y'know, I'm beginnin' to think...could this mean...well, it's almost as if Tony likes running around in his underwear...?