In the original 1963 story, it was the Vietnam War.In the 1990s, it was updated to be the first Gulf War, and later updated again to be the war in Afghanistan.I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him.... Writer Gerry Conway said, "Here you have this character, who on the outside is invulnerable, I mean, just can't be touched, but inside is a wounded figure.
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....
We didn't get much fan mail from girls, but whenever we did, the letter was usually addressed to Iron Man." Lee and Kirby included Iron Man in The Avengers #1 (Sept. The character has since appeared in every subsequent volume of the series.
Writers have updated the war and locale in which Stark is injured.
Initially, Iron Man was a vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes, particularly the role of American technology and industry in the fight against communism.
He uses the suit and successive versions to protect the world as Iron Man, while at first concealing his true identity.