History ComicBook / IronMan

7th May '17 1:56:03 PM A.P.D.
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* NonIndicativeName: When was the last time the Hulkbuster armor managed to bust Hulk?

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**Only Iron Man's earlier armos were mostly made of iron. Played with in ''Unbeatable Squirrel Girl'' #2 when the title heroine infiltrates Stark Tower and overhears two employees:
-->"Look, all I'm saying is, his suits aren't even made out of iron anymore. Boss should be calling himself Ceramically-Enhanced Alloy Man while he's in San Fran."
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was the last time the Hulkbuster armor managed to bust Hulk?



* RichesToRags: Post SecretWars, after a hacker posts most of his armor specs online, Stark Enterprises fell into hard times to the point where Tony can't fund the Avengers anymore and has to sell Avengers Tower.

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* RichesToRags: Post SecretWars, after a hacker posts most Tony's unintentional negligence of his armor specs online, company between going off to space and super heroics causes Stark Enterprises fell Industries to fall into hard times to the point where Tony can't fund the Avengers anymore and has to sell Avengers Tower.



** As demonstrated in 'Iron Man' v6, #23-26, when Tony travels to the realm of the Dark Elves to recover four of the Mandarin's rings, then in the possession of Malekith the Accursed; the vicious hordes of the Dark Elves set out to hunt him in their forests... He escapes... and with the rings... and from then on, Dark Elf children who are misbehaving to their elders are chided with "You better behave, or the Iron Man will come to get you!"

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** As demonstrated in 'Iron Man' v6, ''Iron Man'' v5 #23-26, when Tony travels to the realm of the Dark Elves to recover four of the Mandarin's rings, then in the possession of Malekith the Accursed; the vicious hordes of the Dark Elves set out to hunt him in their forests... He escapes... and escapes with the rings...rings after eventually giving them a beatdown exploiting their weakness to iron... and from then on, Dark Elf children who are misbehaving to their elders are chided with "You better behave, or the Iron Man will come to get you!"



** In part three of "Iron Man vs. Whiplash", Tony hides out at a Swiss hotel, when the receptionist says he looks familiar he claims to be Robert Downey Jr.

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** In part three of "Iron ''Iron Man vs. Whiplash", Whiplash'' #3, Tony hides out at a Swiss hotel, when the receptionist says he looks familiar he claims to be Robert Downey Jr.
14th Mar '17 5:14:44 AM Salkafar
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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a journalist based on (IntrepidReporter) John Pilger, who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.

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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a journalist based on (IntrepidReporter) IntrepidReporter John Pilger, who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.
14th Mar '17 5:14:09 AM Salkafar
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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a journalist based on (IntrepidReporter/John Pilger), who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.

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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a journalist based on (IntrepidReporter/John Pilger), (IntrepidReporter) John Pilger, who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.
14th Mar '17 5:13:01 AM Salkafar
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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a very Creator/MichaelMoore-esque documentarian, who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.

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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a very Creator/MichaelMoore-esque documentarian, journalist based on (IntrepidReporter/John Pilger), who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.
14th Mar '17 4:56:02 AM Salkafar
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** Infamously, during 'The Crossing', Tony turned traitor and died due to having been brainwashed by Kang the Conqueror. Later this was retconned as the work of Immortus.
14th Mar '17 4:49:14 AM Salkafar
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** And then they did ''practically the exact same thing'' for the 2015 Secret Wars... down to Franklin Richards being the one who re-creates him.
2nd Mar '17 8:02:42 AM NubianSatyress
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* VariantPowerCopying: Tony's suits usually have this ability, such as being able to copy Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's fighting moves by replicating them and then performing the motions, or copying Comicbook/{{Magneto}}'s abilities using orbital satellites that can absorb electro-magnetic energy, or copying Comicbook/{{Venom}}'s symbiote by using nanomachines that approximate the symbiote's biological abilities.
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.
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