Iron Man Logo – Iron Man (Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark) is a fictional character, a superhero comic in the universe of Marvel. It was created for the comic book Tales of Suspense No. 39 (1963) by Stan Lee (story), Larry Lieber (dialogues) and Don Heck (drawing), with Jack Kirby who drew the cover and designed the first frame of the character ( it has been many versions). Since May 1968 he has owned his own title, noteworthy the work of artists such as Gene Colan, George Tuska and John Romita Jr. He has also enjoyed various adaptations to other media such as the successful film franchise started in 2008 and starring Robert Downey Jr. under the direction of Jon Favreau.
The son of millionaire industrialist and head of Stark Industries, Howard Stark, Maria Stark, Anthony Edward Stark was born in Long Island. A child prodigy, entering the MIT at the age of 15 years to study electrical engineering and computer science. After his parents die in a car accident, Stark inherited his father’s company. While observing the effects of their experimental technologies in the U.S. war effort, Tony Stark is wounded by a booby trap and is captured by the enemy directed by Wong-Chu, who orders him to design weapons for him. However, Stark’s injuries are serious and shrapnel are moving toward your heart. His fellow prisoner, Ho Yinsen, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, whose work Stark had admired at the university builds a magnetic chest plate to keep the fragments reaching Stark’s heart, keeping it alive. Secretly, Stark and Yinsen use the workshop to design and build a suit that Stark uses to escape. However, during the escape, Yinsen sacrifices his life to save Stark, distracting the enemy to reload Stark. Stark takes revenge on his captors and goes to meet with U.S. forces on their way to the pilot is wounded U.S. Navy fighter, James “Rhodey” Rhodes.
Back home, Stark discovers the shrapnel that lodged in his chest can not be removed without killing him, so he is forced to wear the armor breastplate that is under your clothes to act as a regulator in your heart. You should also recharge the chest plate every day or else the shrapnel will kill it. The cover for Iron Man is Stark’s bodyguard and corporate mascot. To that end, Iron Man fight against threats to your company, as the opposition Communist Black Widow, the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man, as well as independent villains like the Mandarin, who eventually becomes his worst enemy. No one suspected that Stark is Iron Man and his image that captivates millionaire playboy and industry. Two notable members of Stark’s support team at this point are his personal chauffeur Harold “Happy” Hogan and secretary Virginia “Pepper” Potts, who finally reveals the double identity of Stark. Meanwhile, James Rhodes finds his own place as Stark’s personal pilot, revealing himself as a man of extraordinary skill and daring.
The comic took an anti-communist in his early years, as softened up the opposition to the Vietnam War. This change took place in a series of stories with Stark profoundly reconsidering his political opinions and the morality of manufacturing weapons for the military. Stark, however, shown a few times, as someone arrogant and willing to justify it to the media. This leads to personal conflicts with the people around you, both in his civilian identity as the superhero community. Stark used his personal fortune, not only to equip your armor, but also to develop weapons for SHIELD and other technologies such as Quinjet used by the Avengers, and the image inducers used by the X-Men.
With time, Stark’s heart condition is discovered by the public and treated with a heart transplant. Later, Stark expanded his armor designs and start building your arsenal of specialized armor and stealth situations or space travel. However, Stark also develops a severe alcohol dependence. The first time becomes a problem is when Stark discovers that SHIELD has been buying a majority stake in his company in order to ensure the continued development of Stark weapons to them. At the same time, the entrepreneur Tony rival Justin Hammer hires several supervillains to attack Stark. At one point, the Iron Man is stolen and used to assassinate a diplomat. Although Iron Man is not under suspicion, Stark is forced to surrender their weapons to authorities. Eventually Stark and Rhodes, who is now his personal pilot and confidant, track and defeat those responsible, although Hammer would return to haunt Stark. With the support of his then-girlfriend, Bethany Cabe, his friends and employees, Stark overcome this crisis and dependence on alcohol.