Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 119
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Mathison was walking towards the exit of the exposition. The Batwing was patrolling in the sky, so he could only leave from the ground.
Fortunately, Ivan Vanko attracted the attention of Iron Man and Batman, so he didn’t need to worry about him being chased.
With Whiplash, Iron Man and Batman have plenty on their plate, and Mathison doesn’t need to get involved.
He didn’t directly tell Tony that the structure of the new element is actually the model of the Stark Expo for two main reasons.
First, the new element is the core condition to manufacture the fourth-generation Arc Reactor. Its energy efficiency far exceeds that of the previous three-generation reactors. The qualitative change of Mark’s suit also began at this time.
This is not a problem in itself. After all, Tony is destined to synthesize new elements, so it makes no difference, whether to tell him now or later.
The real problem is that Batman is also there, and the model of the Stark Expo is not a secret.
If Mathison mentions it directly, then the new element would definitely also be created by Batman, and it would be unpredictable what he would use the new element for.
After all, no matter how generous Tony is, it is impossible for him to disclose the technology behind the Arc Reactor to others.
Second, Mathison also wanted to know how Tony would react when that bald egghead from S.H.I.E.L.D. confidently tell him, “We can help you… “
Howard’s relics have been hidden by S.H.I.E.L.D. for so many years. Tony didn’t know about them for many years. And Fury didn’t want to tell Tony about them until he was about to die.
Does this mean that if it had not been for Tony’s palladium poisoning, S.H.I.E.L.D. would have developed the new element first, and Tony would have never known that Howard left him a relic?
What is Fury trying to do?
A thorn will definitely be buried deep in Tony’s heart.
This thorn is just a small gift from Mathison to Fury.
The area the Stark Expo occupies is very large, many roads have been destroyed. One would take many detours to cross them.
It would take at least twenty minutes for Mathison to leave the fair if he walked alone.
At the same time, outside the cordon of the Expo, all the people fled the scene one after another.
However, a ten-year-old boy broke free from his aunt who was taking him by the hand and ran back to the fair.
“Peter, where are you going, come back here!”
He turned a deaf ear to the cries of his aunt behind him. He relied on his small size, took advantage of a few distracted police officers who were standing outside the cordon to evacuate others, and slipped into the expo.
And when his aunt tried to chase him and stop him, several police officers stopped her.
“My nephew just ran in, I want to bring him back!”
This little boy is named Peter. He can no longer be simply called naughty since he put his life at risk.
Peter is a huge fan of Iron Man. He blindly believes that Iron Man will defeat all enemies. Hence, he believes that the Expo is not actually a dangerous place.
His idol is still inside, so it would be a life-long regret to not ask for an autographed photo or something.
So Peter returned to the fair.
When he slipped to the corner of the entrance, he glanced back at the direction of the cordon and found that his aunt was explaining something to the police officers.
Soon, one of the police officers walked over with a solemn expression on his face.
Peter knew that he must have come to take him back and hurriedly looked around.
Suddenly, Peter saw a large hole opened in the wall not far away, big enough for him to get in.
This hole was blasted by mechanical soldiers when they released firepower indiscriminately.
Listening to the sound of footsteps coming closer and closer, Peter’s eyes were filled with determination. He immediately ran towards it.
Perhaps the police officers looking for him also heard him, because his footsteps became much more quick and urgent than before.
“Hey, kid, come back here, it’s dangerous inside!”
Peter continued to run forward as if he hadn’t heard the officer’s instructions.
When the police officer saw that the boy was disobedient, increasing his workload, he immediately became angry.
He quickly caught up to him.
Adults speed is obviously faster than children.
Soon, the police officer was just a dozen meters behind Peter.
The distance between the two was getting closer and closer.
The police officer leaned down and stretched out his hand. He would be able to lift the little kid up by running a few more steps.
“Come here, you brat!”
After running a few steps, the officer’s hand was finally able to reach the back of Peter’s collar. He stretched his hand forward, and it really felt as if he was touching something solid.
Nevertheless, this did not feel like a collar.
It was cold, solid, hard, and felt a bit painful…
Yes, at the last moment, Peter successfully got into the hole in the wall and entered the official exhibition area of the fair.
The police officer’s hand hit the wall heavily.
“Damn it, this brat!”
The young police officer looked at the hole underneath. He couldn’t get into it, so he had to make a detour.
However, after entering the official exhibition area, the terrain will be much more complicated, and the task of finding this child has become more difficult.
“The Batwing is patrolling the sky…”
On the other side, Ivan Vanko wore second-generation whiplash armor and went around high above the southern end of the Expo.
He didn’t choose to directly descend from the sky into it, that would be too stupid.
Judging from the agents who invaded Hammer Industries about now, Batman and Iron Man must now be ready to fight him.
Rushing into the fair is no different from committing suicide.
Although Ivan has absolute confidence in his whip armor, after listening to Tony’s suggestion to double the reactor speed, the power of the whip using ionized plasma has increased several times.
Once the terrifying current hits Iron Man’s body, it may lead to a short circuit in the battle armor’s internal electrical system.
In addition, Ivan used all the good resources of Hammer Industries to build the armor. He was sure that his armor’s defense was far above Mark’s suit.
The only unexpected thing was Batman’s presence.
The firepower of the Batwing is very fierce, and he was not sure whether the defensive power of the whip armor can withstand it.
However, as we all know, Batman has a fatal weakness, that is, he can’t commit murder.
As long as he stands amongst the crowd, Batman will give up the use of large firepower and switch to other harmless methods.
So Ivan decided to go around from the back.
He left the wrong information in the radar system of Hammer Industries, and the information Coulson revealed to Tony was that Ivan would arrive at the fair in a straight line from Hammer Industries.
But in fact, Ivan went to the south of the fair.
That is, the exit of the fair, where the crowd was evacuated.
Unfortunately, he miscalculated the time. Now the crowd has basically been expelled, and there are only a few people scattered at the door.
Just as Ivan landed on the principal exit, he found a child running into the fair…
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