I read this comic a long time ago. In it, Iron Man traveled back to the past (a time where people used swords and armor). He gets imprisoned and beaten up. His girlfriend in the present is an archaeologist, or something like that. She digs and find the Iron Man suit's head with a skull on it. I haven't read the rest, yet.

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I'm fairly sure you're describing "In Shining Iron", a 2002 three-part story in which:

Tony Stark invents a time-machine and travels back to the land of knights and chivalry.

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    Do you have amazing Google powers or do you just know all this stuff? Your knowledge is extreme! :)
    – Mac Cooper
    Aug 2, 2014 at 20:49
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    @MacCooper - I used my google-fu for this one. A quick search for ""Iron Man" AND archaeologist and "time travel"" led me to comicbookreligion.com/?c=35548&archaeologists. From there it was a choice of two, and only one is female.
    – Valorum
    Aug 2, 2014 at 20:53
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    @MacCooper - Richard lives for this stuff.
    – Morgan
    Aug 2, 2014 at 22:18
  • I am so sad that I am working so much now. I used to be the go-to guy for comic stuff. <Le sigh.> Aug 3, 2014 at 3:14
  • @Thaddeus - vive le nouveau roi! ;-)
    – Valorum
    Aug 3, 2014 at 6:48

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