Franchise / Iron Man
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 (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 Stan Lee
, and Larry Lieber, along with artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby
. He has served as the protagonist of several series since that time.AnimeComic Book charactersNotable Comic StorylinesAnimated FilmLive-Action FilmWestern Animation
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