History ComicBook / IronMan

8th Jan '17 2:41:51 PM nombretomado
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* BlessedWithSuck: Tony's incarnation in the [[{{Retcon}} in-universe cartoon]] for UltimateMarvel [[UltimateUniverse universe]] may potentially be even smarter than mainstream Tony, and has a [[HealingFactor regenerative ability]], because he has "undifferentiated neural tissue" (in laymen's terms, on the cellular level, his body is a brain) scattered throughout his body as a result of prenatal exposure to a retrovirus his mother was working on. The downside of this? Even when wearing his protective biosuit and plastered on booze, Ultimate!Tony lives in incessant, perpetual, inescapable pain. As in "being skinned alive" levels of pain. When his blood alcohol level drops, or if he takes the suit off, ''it gets even worse''. He's also got a brain tumour that's due to kill him soon (from unrelated causes); one almost gets the impression he's relieved at the prospect.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Tony's incarnation in the [[{{Retcon}} in-universe cartoon]] for UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel [[UltimateUniverse universe]] may potentially be even smarter than mainstream Tony, and has a [[HealingFactor regenerative ability]], because he has "undifferentiated neural tissue" (in laymen's terms, on the cellular level, his body is a brain) scattered throughout his body as a result of prenatal exposure to a retrovirus his mother was working on. The downside of this? Even when wearing his protective biosuit and plastered on booze, Ultimate!Tony lives in incessant, perpetual, inescapable pain. As in "being skinned alive" levels of pain. When his blood alcohol level drops, or if he takes the suit off, ''it gets even worse''. He's also got a brain tumour that's due to kill him soon (from unrelated causes); one almost gets the impression he's relieved at the prospect.
29th Dec '16 8:30:41 AM fusilcontrafusil
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Tony Stark was a genius playboy billionaire industrialist until a battlefield explosion left him with a damaged heart that threatened to kill him. Captured by the enemy forces, he is forced into manufacturing weaponry to aid them. Instead he secretly designed and built a suit of armor ''[[MemeticMutation in a cave, with a box of scraps]]'' to keep his heart beating and to escape from his captors, and in the process became the superhero known as Iron Man. The character first appeared in ''Tales of Suspense'' #39 (March, 1963), created by writers Creator/StanLee, and Larry Lieber, along with artists Don Heck and Creator/JackKirby. He has served as the protagonist of several series since that time.

Iron Man was featured in ''Invincible Iron Man'' -- a rather character-driven title that deals with the troubles of Tony Stark, as well as the politics of Iron Man. The writer Matt Fraction modeled the plot after the movies to some extent to make it a feasible jumping on point for new fans. In 2012, Fraction and Salvador Larocca's five year run ended so that Volume 4 could launch as part of "Marvel NOW", with Kieron Gillen and Greg Land switching from ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''.

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Tony Stark was a genius playboy billionaire industrialist until a battlefield explosion left him with a damaged heart that threatened to kill him. Captured by the enemy forces, he is forced into manufacturing weaponry to aid them. Instead he secretly designed and built a suit of armor ''[[MemeticMutation in a cave, with a box of scraps]]'' to keep his heart beating and to escape from his captors, and in the process became the superhero known as Iron Man. The character first appeared in ''Tales of Suspense'' #39 (March, 1963), created by writers Creator/StanLee, and Larry Lieber, along with artists Don Heck and Creator/JackKirby. He has served as the protagonist of several series since that time.

time. Notable classic storylines include "Demon in a Bottle", which deals with his alcoholism, and "Armor Wars", where he goes on a vendetta after his technology is stolen and reproduced.

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Iron Man was featured in ''Invincible Iron Man'' -- a rather character-driven title that deals with the troubles of Tony Stark, as well as the politics of Iron Man. The writer Matt Fraction modeled the plot after the movies to some extent to make it a feasible jumping on point for new fans. In 2012, Fraction and Salvador Larocca's five year run ended so that Volume 4 could launch as part of "Marvel NOW", with Kieron Gillen and Greg Land switching from ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''.
30th Nov '16 3:47:30 AM Salkafar
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** Then, there was 'Haunted', in the course of which SHIELD agents (Tony being their director at this point) bring the body of Karim Mahwash Najeeb - a UN official who had been murdered by henchmen of the Mandarin - aboard the SHIELD helicarrier for autopsy. Unfortunately the Mandarin had boobytrapped it with a synthetic weaponized tumor, which exploded from the corpse, attacked and assimilated anyone it could get to. It basically grew over the entire ship like some monstrous fungus, until Tony managed to stop it - by ''allowing it to assimilate him'', and having his super-boosted immune system kill the entire thing at once. It's a grotesque and hideous scene, not in the last place because the growth has killed one of Stark's oldest friends.
30th Nov '16 3:39:35 AM Salkafar
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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American woman who builds her own suit in her dorm room at MIT.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American woman girl who builds her own suit in her dorm room at MIT.
23rd Nov '16 1:30:38 AM Digifiend
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* AnthologyComic: Started out in ''Tales of Suspense''.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: A frequent victim. One early story has him use a counting device built into his armor. That was quickly made obsolete by the real life invention of the pocket calculator. Nowadays he uses an AI for such things. Another major example of early mentions of technology that would now be out of date, is that his suit was powered by transistors.
12th Nov '16 8:42:25 AM narm00
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Iron Man was featured in ''Invincible Iron Man'' -- a rather character-driven title that deals with the troubles of Tony Stark, as well as the politics of Iron Man. The writer Matt Fraction has modeled the plot after the movies to some extent to make it a feasible jumping on point for new fans. In 2012, Fraction and Salvador Larocca's five year run ended so that Volume 4 could launch as part of "Marvel NOW", with Kieron Gillen and Greg Land switching from ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''.

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Iron Man was featured in ''Invincible Iron Man'' -- a rather character-driven title that deals with the troubles of Tony Stark, as well as the politics of Iron Man. The writer Matt Fraction has modeled the plot after the movies to some extent to make it a feasible jumping on point for new fans. In 2012, Fraction and Salvador Larocca's five year run ended so that Volume 4 could launch as part of "Marvel NOW", with Kieron Gillen and Greg Land switching from ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''.



Until the end of ''[[CrisisCrossover Secret Invasion]]'', there was a second title, ''Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D'' -- a politics and espionage-based book, dealing with Stark's role as head of the international security organization. The last few issues were handed to Iron Man's ally War Machine, who has now been granted his own solo series, called "Iron Man 2.0", which is his third (after the 1994 and 2009 ongoing series).

As of the dawn of the Heroic Age, Stark is rebuilding his financial empire from scratch. His vehicle to make this happen? Using technology provided by [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danny Rand]] combined with his own repulsor technology has formed one of the most astounding sources of clean energy ever seen. He's offering for investors to get in on the ground floor or be flattened by him in five to ten years. And the best part? His new company won't be financed by manufacture of a ''single weapon''. After ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Creator/BrianMichaelBendis has confirmed that Iron Man will join the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in the Comicbook/MarvelNOW series in early 2013.

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Until the end of ''[[CrisisCrossover Secret Invasion]]'', there was a second title, ''Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D'' -- a politics and espionage-based book, dealing with Stark's role as head of the international security organization. The last few issues were handed to Iron Man's ally War Machine, who has now been granted his own solo series, called "Iron Man 2.0", which is his third (after the 1994 and 2009 ongoing series).

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As of the dawn of the Heroic Age, Stark is was rebuilding his financial empire from scratch. His vehicle to make this happen? Using technology provided by [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Danny Rand]] combined with his own repulsor technology has formed to form one of the most astounding sources of clean energy ever seen. He's He was offering for investors to get in on the ground floor or be flattened by him in five to ten years. And the best part? His new company won't wouldn't be financed by manufacture of a ''single weapon''. After ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', Creator/BrianMichaelBendis has confirmed that Iron Man will would join the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in the Comicbook/MarvelNOW series in early 2013.



After ''Secret Wars'', Tony returns for a second ''Invincible Iron Man'' volume (written by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis), with a brand new suit of armor (of course), with Mary Jane Watson taking over Pepper Potts' job, Tony constantly running into ComicBook/DoctorDoom (who looks perfectly normal now), and has a gang of cyber ninjas after him. A second title, ''International Iron Man'', has Tony running into an old girlfriend who is now a crime boss who wants to kill him, all while he's trying to find out who his biological parents are.

Following the event ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony will put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who built her own suit of armor in her dorm room at MIT. Another title, ''Infamous Iron Man'', sees Doctor Doom also putting on the Iron Man armor.

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After ''Secret Wars'', Tony returns returned for a second ''Invincible Iron Man'' volume (written by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis), with a brand new suit of armor (of course), with Mary Jane Watson taking over Pepper Potts' job, Tony constantly running into ComicBook/DoctorDoom (who looks perfectly normal now), and has having a gang of cyber ninjas after him. A second title, ''International Iron Man'', has had Tony running into an old girlfriend who is now a crime boss who wants to kill him, all while he's he was trying to find out who his biological parents are.

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Following the event ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony will put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who built her own suit of armor in her dorm room at MIT. Another title, ''Infamous Iron Man'', sees Doctor Doom also putting on the Iron Man armor.
10th Nov '16 10:42:13 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** When Riri Williams once again bemoans her lack of a functioning A.I. to help efficiently run her suit, what is delivered to her garage? [[spoiler:The A.I. brain scan of the late Tony Stark]].
21st Oct '16 10:53:01 PM WarriorsGate
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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: In ''Tales of Suspense'' #49, guest starring Angel of the ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'', Angel is accidentally caught in Tony Stark's nuclear weapons test. His immediate first thought afterwards? ''He can feel his personality getting eviler''. And no, it's not just implied by his actions, he literally '''states''' the radiation made him evil. At no point does he mention feeling anything, like crippling radiation sickness.
5th Oct '16 8:39:02 AM JamesAustin
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After ''Secret Wars'', Tony returns for a second ''Invincible Iron Man'' volume (written by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis), with a brand new suit of armor (of course), with Mary Jane Watson taking over Pepper Potts' job, Tony constantly running into Doctor Doom (who looks perfectly normal now), and has a gang of cyber ninjas after him. A second title, ''International Iron Man'', has Tony running into an old girlfriend who is now a crime boss who wants to kill him, all while he's trying to find out who his biological parents are.

Following the event ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony will put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who built her own suit of armor in her dorm room at {{MIT}}. Another title, ''Infamous Iron Man'', sees Doctor Doom also putting on the Iron Man armor.

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After ''Secret Wars'', Tony returns for a second ''Invincible Iron Man'' volume (written by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis), with a brand new suit of armor (of course), with Mary Jane Watson taking over Pepper Potts' job, Tony constantly running into Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom (who looks perfectly normal now), and has a gang of cyber ninjas after him. A second title, ''International Iron Man'', has Tony running into an old girlfriend who is now a crime boss who wants to kill him, all while he's trying to find out who his biological parents are.

Following the event ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony will put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who built her own suit of armor in her dorm room at {{MIT}}.MIT. Another title, ''Infamous Iron Man'', sees Doctor Doom also putting on the Iron Man armor.



* AffirmativeActionLegacy: They're retiring Tony and replacing him with a black woman named Riri Williams, who builds her own suit in her dorm room at MIT.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: They're retiring Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony and replacing him with put away his suit in order for a black woman named new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American woman who builds her own suit in her dorm room at MIT.



* EscapedFromHell: In ''Legacy of Doom'', Doctor Doom betrays Tony and traps him in [[{{Hell}} Mephisto's Realm]], where Mephisto declares that Tony will be trapped there '''''[[LargeHam FOREVER]]!''''' Tony's response to this is to fight off both the minions of Hell and [[ShapeShifterGuiltTrip a demonic apparition of his father]], and then use the power of [[ScienceHero technology]] to escape. All in the span of about thirty minutes, which may or may not set some sort of record where {{Badass Normal}}s are concerned.

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* EscapedFromHell: In ''Legacy of Doom'', Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom betrays Tony and traps him in [[{{Hell}} Mephisto's Realm]], where Mephisto declares that Tony will be trapped there '''''[[LargeHam FOREVER]]!''''' Tony's response to this is to fight off both the minions of Hell and [[ShapeShifterGuiltTrip a demonic apparition of his father]], and then use the power of [[ScienceHero technology]] to escape. All in the span of about thirty minutes, which may or may not set some sort of record where {{Badass Normal}}s are concerned.
30th Sep '16 6:52:56 AM Ma35tro
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* AntiHeroSubstitute: [[spoiler: Doctor Doom, apparently]]. Stark was one for himself during ''Superior Iron Man''.
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