Founding member of West Coast Avengers in (1st series) #1, with his teammates believing he was the original Iron Man. Revealed the truth and accepted as a separate member in #4.
Rhodes first doned the Iron Man identity in Iron Man (1st series) #170, and later took up the War Machine armor in #284. His Stark armor was lost in War Machine (1st series) #17, but replaced with Eidolon Warwear in #18-19. That alien armor was destroyed in Tales of the Marvel Universe #1. He became involved in Sentinel Squad in Sentinel Squad O*N*E #1.
Rhodey was seriously injured in combat, resulting in cybernetic replacement parts and merging him with his War Machine armor prior to Avengers: The Initiative #1. He was cloned into a new, healthy body in War Machine (2nd series) #12. His death was faked in Invincible Iron Man #515, allowing him to go undercover as a new stealth-based Iron Man through #526.