History ComicBook / IronMan

12th May '18 9:48:09 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Some villains have gone back and forth between being a foe of IM or being a foe of someone else; Scarecrow, a former circus acrobat originally appeared as a foe of IM back in the 60s, but later tussled a bit with Captain America and the Falcon, and later became a major enemy of ComicBook/GhostRider. The Mandarin branched out a bit in the 60s, attempting to control the Hulk, fighting Captain America, the Inhumans, and was the villain of the first ''Avengers'' annual (with various other ''Avengers''-related villains- ComicBook/TheEnchantress and Skurge, the original Power Man, the Swordsman, and Living Laser- working for him). Speaking of Living Laser, he eventually became a regular villain for IM, despite his original appearances in ''The Avengers'' as having been a StalkerWithACrush on The Wasp. Grey Garogyle had two notable encounters with Shellhead- once in the late 60s, and again in the mid 80s- despite being primarily a Thor villain.

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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Some villains have gone back and forth between being a foe of IM or being a foe of someone else; Scarecrow, a former circus acrobat originally appeared as a foe of IM back in the 60s, but later tussled a bit with Captain America and the Falcon, and later became a major enemy of ComicBook/GhostRider. The Mandarin branched out a bit in the 60s, attempting to control the Hulk, fighting Captain America, the Inhumans, and was the villain of the first ''Avengers'' annual (with various other ''Avengers''-related villains- ComicBook/TheEnchantress and Skurge, the original Power Man, the Swordsman, and Living Laser- working for him). Speaking of Living Laser, he eventually became a regular villain for IM, despite his original appearances in ''The Avengers'' as having been a StalkerWithACrush on The Wasp. Grey Garogyle Gargoyle had two notable encounters with Shellhead- once in the late 60s, and again in the mid 80s- despite being primarily a Thor villain.
12th May '18 9:47:02 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** ComicBookTime has made it necessary retcon many elements about his armor, from who built it to what kind of TechnoBabble it runs off. Originally, Stark built it in the jungles of Viet Nam together with an elderly Chinese professor, and it was powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics transistors]], while the most recent comics more or less follow the movies.

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** ComicBookTime has made it necessary to retcon many elements about his armor, from who built it to what kind of TechnoBabble it runs off. Originally, Stark built it in the jungles of Viet Nam together with an elderly Chinese professor, and it was powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics transistors]], while the most recent comics more or less follow the movies.
19th Apr '18 8:08:38 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Carla Strange, the daughter of Doctor Strange, the MadScientist who threatened both America and the USSR with nuclear armageddon. Eventually, she turned against her father's ambitions and helped Iron Man defeat him.
19th Apr '18 8:04:10 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* EasyEvangelism: It was an easy matter for Iron Man to persuade the [[MilitarySuperhero Crimson Dynamo]] to defect from his Soviet masters and come and work for Stark Enterprises by faking an order from [[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Comrade K]] that he was to be [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness liquidated]] as soon as he had completed his sabotage mission in America. Dynamo believed it immediately, [[DirtyCommunists "because he knew how treacherous all Communists are."]]
19th Apr '18 7:59:00 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* DirtyCommies: In the early stories, Tony Stark was a major defense contractor who supplied the US military with superweapons to fight the evil forces of the world communist conspiracy throughout the world, as per the Truman Doctrine. Most of Iron Man's early villains were Reds trying to sabotage or spy on the Stark factories. Usually, Iron Man would win not only because of his superior American technology, but also because he could cleverly exploit the [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisy]] and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder innate treachery]] of the crooked Communists.
19th Apr '18 7:49:36 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** ComicBookTime has made it necessary retcon many elements about his armor, from who built it to what kind of TechnoBabble it runs off. Originally, Stark built i in the jungles of Viet Nam together with an elderly Chinese professor, and it was powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics transistors]], while the most recent comics more or less follow the movies.

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** ComicBookTime has made it necessary retcon many elements about his armor, from who built it to what kind of TechnoBabble it runs off. Originally, Stark built i it in the jungles of Viet Nam together with an elderly Chinese professor, and it was powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics transistors]], while the most recent comics more or less follow the movies.
19th Apr '18 7:47:58 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* {{Retcon}}: Way back when, Tony was depicted as one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D., being present when Nick Fury was inducted as Director. Due to the nature of ComicBookTime (where SHIELD was always founded in the sixties), this was gradually phased out. In more recent decades, a new retcon has come in where instead it was ''Howard'' Stark who helped found SHIELD.

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Way back when, Tony was depicted as one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D., being present when Nick Fury was inducted as Director. Due to the nature of ComicBookTime (where SHIELD was always founded in the sixties), this was gradually phased out. In more recent decades, a new retcon has come in where instead it was ''Howard'' Stark who helped found SHIELD.SHIELD.
** ComicBookTime has made it necessary retcon many elements about his armor, from who built it to what kind of TechnoBabble it runs off. Originally, Stark built i in the jungles of Viet Nam together with an elderly Chinese professor, and it was powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics transistors]], while the most recent comics more or less follow the movies.
25th Mar '18 9:14:45 PM MagBas
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** Although your mileage may vary on that...
25th Mar '18 4:24:40 PM Salkafar
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** Although your mileage may vary on that...
7th Feb '18 7:29:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** During ''Magneto: Not A Hero'', the titular character is suspected of slaughtering a bunch of anti-mutant extremists (it's actually [[spoiler: his clone, Joseph]]), and is called in to a meeting with Captain America and Tony, the latter of whom has made preparations for Magneto's abilities. Cue Magneto snarking that, "The Invincible Rubber Man" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
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