Iron Man was ranked 12th on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes" in 2011, Iron Man's Marvel Comics premiere in Tales of Suspense #39 (cover dated March 1963) was a collaboration among editor and story-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, story-artist Don Heck, and cover-artist and character-designer Jack Kirby. So I got a hero who represented that to the hundredth degree. Downey, who received much acclaim for his performance, reprised the role in a cameo in The Incredible Hulk (2008), two Iron Man sequels Iron Man 2 (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013), The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and will do so again in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its untitled sequel (2019) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military....1963) by that issue's interior artist, Steve Ditko, although Kirby drew it on the cover.As Heck recalled in 1985, "[T]he second costume, the red and yellow one, was designed by Steve Ditko.Lee and Heck introduced several adversaries for the character including the Mandarin in issue #50 (Feb.1964), Lee said that "of all the comic books we published at Marvel, we got more fan mail for Iron Man from women, from females, than any other title....
Issues of entrepreneurial autonomy, government supervision of research, and ultimate loyalty figured prominently in early Iron Man stories — the same issues affecting American scientists and engineers of that era. D.", This Invincible volume jumped its numbering of issues from #33 to #500, cover dated March 2011, to reflect the start from the premiere issue of volume one in 1968.
A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping in which his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction.
The character made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (cover dated March 1963).
"He designed the costume," Heck said of Kirby, "because he was doing the cover. But I created the look of the characters, like Tony Stark and his secretary Pepper Potts." In a 1990 interview, when asked if he had "a specific model for Tony Stark and the other characters?
", Heck replied "No, I would be thinking more along the lines of some characters I like, which would be the same kind of characters that Alex Toth liked, which was an Errol Flynn type." Iron Man first appeared in 13- to 18-page stories in Tales of Suspense, which featured anthology science fiction and supernatural stories.