Iron Man is a fictional superhero created by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 in 1963. Iron Man is the alter ego of Tony Stark, a billionaire inventor and industrialist who runs Stark Industries, a leading weapons manufacturer. Stark was captured by terrorists while demonstrating a new missile in Vietnam (later updated to Afghanistan).
He suffered a severe chest injury from a shrapnel that threatened to pierce his heart. To escape, he built a suit of powered armor that also kept his heart beating. He then used the suit to fight against the terrorists and other enemies of world peace. He later upgraded his suit with more advanced features and weapons, such as flight, energy blasts, and artificial intelligence. He also joined the Avengers, a team of superheroes that included Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero from Marvel Comics and... More, Captain America is a fictional superhero created by Marvel C... More, Hulk is a fictional superhero created by Marvel Comics. He f... More, and others.
Iron Man’s origin story reflects the political and social issues of the Cold War era, such as the arms race, the threat of communism, and the role of technology in warfare. Iron Man also explored themes such as corporate espionage, alcoholism, personal identity, and civil rights. Some of his most notable stories are Demon in a Bottle, Armor Wars, Extremis, and Civil War.
Iron Man has also appeared in various media adaptations, such as animated series, video games, and live-action films. He is one of the most popular and recognizable characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by ''Robert John Downey Jr.'' (born April 4, 1965) is an Americ... More from 2008 to 2019.