Man 3 (stylized onscreen as Iron Man Three) is a 2013
American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics
character Iron Man, produced by Kevin Feige of Marvel
Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures.1 It is the sequel to 2008's Iron Man and
2010's Iron Man 2, and the seventh installment in
the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the first major
release in the franchise since the crossover film
The Avengers. Shane Black directed a screenplay he
co-wrote with Drew Pearce and which uses concepts
from the "Extremis" story arc by Warren
Ellis. Robert Downey, Jr. reprises his role as the
title character, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle
reprising their roles as Pepper Potts and James Rhodes,
respectively. Jon Favreau, who directed the first
two films, serves as an executive producer and reprises
his role as Happy Hogan. Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall,
Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, and Ben Kingsley
round out the film's principal cast.
the release of Iron Man 2 in May 2010, Favreau decided
not to return as director, and in February 2011 Black
was hired to rewrite and direct the film. Throughout
April and May 2012, the film's supporting cast was
filled out, with Kingsley, Pearce, and Hall brought
in to portray key roles. Filming began on May 23,
2012 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The film was shot
primarily in North Carolina, with additional shooting
in Florida, China and Los Angeles. The film's visual
effects were handled by 17 companies, including Scanline
VFX, Digital Domain, and Weta Digital.
Iron Man 3 was converted to 3D in post-production.
The film premiered at the Grand Rex in Paris on April
14, 2013. It was internationally released on April
25, 2013 in IMAX and was released on May 3, 2013 in
the United States. The film was both critically and
commercially successful. As of June 2013, it has grossed
over $1.2 billion worldwide, becoming the 16th film
to gross over $1 billion. It currently ranks as the
fifth-highest-grossing film of all time, ranks as
sixth-highest-grossing openings for films and the
highest-grossing 2013 film. (Wikipedia)
Man is one of the great new Marvel slots developed
by Cryptologic. The first range was such a hit
with online slots players that the company has
now followed up with more, based on the legendary
comic book characters of yore. This is an action
packed 25 line slot, with a max bet of 25 coins.
The bet range is really wide, so you can play
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for broke with some sizeable bets.
winning ways start with the Scatter symbol, which
is the the game Logo symbol. True to Iron Man's
superhuman powers, you will win any time 2 or
more of them land anywhere on the reels. There
is also a Wild symbol - the actual Iron Man -
which, as usual, replaces all other symbols on
a line when it appears, thus completing winning
combinations - although it does not replace the
Scatter symbol at any time.
Man also gives you a really great Bonus feature,
which is where the character's powers really come
into play. You must steal blueprints by flying
up to windows of buildings and blasting them out.
Not all the windows have blueprints in them, and
you get 5 opportunities to find as many blueprints
as you can. You are then paid out bonus winnings
depending on how many you have found, and varying
according to their different payout values.
top of this there are 3 generous progressive jackpots,
which will pay you out according to different
paytables. The lowest jackpot starts at $50, and
the highest at $5,000, so there is plenty of extra
cash to be won this way as well.
This is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slots game
is based on the Marvel comic character Iron Man.
Its a later edition to the very popular range
of Marvel slots and also comes with 3 progressive
jackpots and a bonus game!
can play from as little as 1 cent per coin up
to $5 per payline.
Iron Man is a man named Tony Stark inside a powered
armor that gives him superhuman strength, virtual
invulnerability, the power of flight, and various
weaponry powers. Due to a virus he can also lose
entire limbs and have them grow back by simply
eating and drinking.
was born with a regenerative virus which had the
effect of making his whole body part of his brain.
Iron Man is a genius inventor, so we see Blueprints
and his business Stark Enterprises depicted in
the symbols. However this causes him severe pain
whenever anything comes in contact with his skin
which is why he wears the Iron Man armour.
in dealing with the pain he found alcohol was
the only thing that helped and that is caused
its own problems, hence the glass of spirit in
the game symbols.
game features some top quality video animation
effects when you hit some winning combinations
and captures the Iron Man story perfectly.
Jackpot: The bigger you bet, the bigger chance
you have of winning. Jackpots are hit every couple
Average Hits at: $10,450.00
Highest Ever: $25,366.24
Super Hero Jackpot: The bigger you bet, the bigger
chance you have of winning. Jackpots are hit every
Average Hits at: $1050.00
Highest Ever: $3776.62
Hero Jackpot: The bigger you bet, the bigger chance
you have of winning. Jackpots are hit every couple
Average Hits at: $108.63
Highest Ever: $442.70
Wild Symbol: The Iron Man symbol substitutes all
other symbols except the Scatter Logo symbol.
See the video animation of him flying and firing
a laser from his hand.
Symbol: The Scatter Logo symbol causes you to
win no matter where it lands providing you have
two or more.
Game: The Bonus Game is activated when you get
3 or more Iron Man Logo symbols scattered anywhere
on the 5 reels.
the bonus game Iron Man hovers outside an office
building and you must choose windows for him to
blast to help him find the blue prints. You get
5 chances to find the blueprints but if you don't
you still get a safe full of a cash bonus prize.
Obviously finding the window with the blueprints
pays the highest bonus prize.
Man is a fictional character, a superhero that
appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The character first appeared in Tales of Suspense
#39 (March 1963), and was created by writer-editor
Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and artists Don
Heck and Jack Kirby.
Born Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark, he
suffers a severe heart injury during a kidnapping,
during which his abductors try to force him to
build a destructive weapon. He instead creates
a power suit to save his life and help protect
the world as the superhero, Iron Man. He is
a wealthy industrialist and genius inventor who
created military weapons and whose metal suit
is laden with technological devices that enable
him to fight crime. Initially, Iron Man was a
vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes,
particularly the role of American technology and
business in the fight against communism. Subsequent
re-imaginings of Iron Man have gradually removed
the Cold War themes, replacing them with more
contemporary concerns such as corporate crime
Throughout most of the comic's history, Iron Man
has been a member of the superhero team the Avengers
and has been featured in several incarnations
of his own various comic book series. The character
has been adapted for several animated TV shows,
as well as for the 2008 live action films Iron
Man and a cameo in The Incredible Hulk where he
is played by Robert Downey, Jr.
Man's premiere 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. In 1963, Lee had been toying
with the idea of a businessman superhero. He wanted
to create the "quintessential capitalist",
a character that would go against the spirit of
the times and Marvel's readership. Lee said: "I
think I gave myself a dare. It was the height
of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers,
if there was one thing they hated, it was war,
it was the military. ... So I got a hero who represented
that to the hundredth degree. He was a weapons
manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the
Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist. ...
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. ... And he became very
He set out to make the new character a wealthy,
glamorous ladies' man, but one with a secret that
would plague and torment him as well. 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.
Stan made it very much an in-your-face wound,
you know, his heart was broken, you know, literally
broken. But there's a metaphor going on there.
And that's, I think, what made that character
interesting". Lee based this playboy's looks
and personality on Howard Hughes, explaining,
"Howard Hughes was one of the most colorful
men of our time. He was an inventor, an adventurer,
a multi-billionaire, a ladies' man and finally
a nutcase"."Without being crazy, he
was Howard Hughes," Lee said.
While Lee intended to write the story himself,
he eventually handed the premier issue over to
Lieber, who fleshed out the story. The art was
split between Kirby and Heck. "He designed
the costume", Heck said of Kirby, "because
he was doing the cover. The covers were always
done first. But I created the look of the characters,
like Tony Stark and his secretary Pepper Potts".
Iron Man first appeared in 13- to 18-page stories
in Tales of Suspense, which featured anthology
science fiction and supernatural stories. The
character's original costume was a bulky grey
armor, replaced by a golden version in the second
story (issue #40, April 1963). It was redesigned
as a sleeker red-and-golden armor in issue #48
(Dec. 1963); that issue's interior art is by Steve
Ditko and its cover by Kirby. In his premiere,
Iron Man was an anti-communist hero, defeating
various Vietnamese agents; Lee later regretted
this early focus. Throughout the character’s
comic book series, technological advancement and
national defense were constant themes for Iron
Man, but later issues developed Stark into a more
complex and vulnerable character as they depicted
his battle with alcoholism (Demon in a Bottle)
and other personal difficulties.
issue #59 (Nov. 1964) to its final issue #99 (March
1968), the anthological science-fiction backup
stories in Tales of Suspense were replaced by
a feature starring the superhero Captain America.
After issue #99 (March 1968), the book's title
was changed to Captain America. Iron Man stories
moved to the title Iron Man and Sub-Mariner in
April 1968, before the "Golden Avenger"
made his solo debut with The Invincible Iron Man
#1 (May 1968). 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. ... We didn't get much fan
mail from girls, but whenever we did, the letter
was usually addressed to Iron Man."
Writers have updated the war and locale in which
Stark is injured. 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. However, Stark's
time with the Asian Nobel Prize-winning scientist
Ho Yinsen is consistent through nearly all incarnations
of the Iron Man origin, depicting Stark and Yinsen
building the original armor together. One exception
is the direct-to-DVD animated feature film The
Invincible Iron Man, in which the armor Stark
uses to escape his captors is not the first Iron
other Stan Lee creations in the early years of
Marvel Comics, such as The Fantastic Four and
The Incredible Hulk, the Iron Man story, in its
original manifestations, was an exploration of
Cold War themes. Where The Fantastic Four and
The Incredible Hulk focused on the American domestic
and government/bureaucratic responses to Cold
War pressures, respectively, Iron Man looked to
industry's role in the struggle against communism.
Tony Stark's real-life model Howard Hughes was
an archetype of American individualism as well
as a significant defense contractor who helped
develop new weapons technologies.
Tony Stark/Iron Man's reliance on technology and
intelligence, rather than the chance transformations
of many other superheroes, reinforced the American
faith in technological solutions to the military,
political and ideological problems of the Cold
War. Stark is an idealized portrait of the American
inventor. By the 1960s, military weapons development
was firmly in the realm of Big Science, with little
role for the lone inventor. Issues of autonomy
and government intervention in research and questions
of loyalty — which real-life American physicists
and engineers were also facing, if less dramatically
— are prominent themes in early Iron Man
According to historian Robert Genter, Stark is
emasculated by his loss of autonomy as an inventor
— a blow to his manhood symbolized by his
chest wound — and "Iron Man centers
on Stark's inability to reconcile with this wound
to his masculinity." Stan Lee used the playboy
side of Stark to restore the character's sense
of masculinity. Stark conquers women — either
romantically or physically, and with female supervillains
frequently both — and, writes Genter, "follows
the lead of other cultural and literary figures
such as Ian Fleming, Mickey Spillane, and Norman
Mailer who made unregulated sexuality a form of
The son of a wealthy industrialist and head of
Stark Industries, Howard Stark, and Maria Stark,
Anthony Stark is born on Long Island. A boy genius,
he enters MIT at the age of 15 to study electrical
engineering and graduates summa cum laude. After
his parents' accidental deaths in a car crash,
he inherits his father's company.
While observing the effects of his experimental
technologies on the American war effort, Tony
Stark is injured by a booby trap and captured
by the enemy, who then orders him to design weapons
for them. However, Stark's injuries are dire and
shrapnel in his chest threatens to pierce his
heart. His fellow prisoner, Ho Yinsen, a Nobel
Prize-winning physicist whose work Stark had greatly
admired during college, constructs a magnetic
chest plate to keep the shrapnel from reaching
Stark's heart, keeping him alive. In secret Stark
uses the workshop to design and construct a suit
of powered armor, which he uses to escape. Yinsen
dies during the attempt. Stark takes revenge on
his kidnappers and heads back to rejoin the American
forces, on his way meeting a wounded American
Marine Corps helicopter pilot, James "Rhodey"
Back home, Stark discovers the shrapnel lodged
in his chest cannot be removed without killing
him, and he is forced to wear the armor's chestplate
beneath his clothes to act as a regulator for
his heart. He must also recharge the chestplate
every day or else risk the shrapnel killing him.
The cover for Iron Man is that he is Stark's bodyguard
and corporate mascot. To that end, Iron Man fights
threats to his company, such as Communist opponents
Black Widow, the Crimson Dynamo and the Titanium
Man, as well as independent villains like the
Mandarin. No one suspects Stark of being Iron
Man as he cultivates an image as a rich playboy
and industrialist. Two notable members of Stark's
supporting cast at this point are his personal
chauffeur Harold "Happy" Hogan and secretary
Virginia "Pepper" Potts, to both of
whom he eventually reveals his dual identity.
Meanwhile, Jim Rhodes would find his own niche
as Stark's personal pilot of extraordinary skill
and daring. The comic took an anti-Communist stance
in its early years, which was softened as opposition
rose to the Vietnam War. This change evolved in
a series of stories with Stark profoundly reconsidering
his political opinions and the morality of manufacturing
weapons for the military. Stark, however, shows
himself to be occasionally arrogant and willing
to let the ends justify the means. This leads
to personal conflicts with the people around him,
both in his civilian and superhero identities.
Stark uses his personal fortune not only to outfit
his own armor but to develop weapons for S.H.I.E.L.D.
and other technologies such as the Quinjets used
by the Avengers, and the image inducers used by
Eventually, Stark's heart condition is discovered
by the public and cured with an artificial heart
transplant. However, Stark also develops a serious
dependency on alcohol. The first time it becomes
a problem is when Stark discovers that the national
security agency S.H.I.E.L.D. has been buying a
controlling interest in his company in order to
ensure Stark's continued weapons development for
them. At the same time, Stark's business rival
Justin Hammer hires several supervillains to attack
Stark. At one point, the Iron Man armor is even
taken over and used to murder a diplomat. Although
Iron Man is not immediately under suspicion, Stark
is forced to hand the armor over to the authorities.
Eventually Stark and Rhodes, who is now his personal
pilot and confidant, track down and defeat those
responsible, although Hammer would return to bedevil
Stark again. With the support of his then-girlfriend,
Bethany Cabe, his friends and his employees, Stark
pulls through these crises and overcomes his dependency
on alcohol. These events were collected and published
as Demon in a Bottle.
Some time later, a ruthless rival, Obadiah Stane,
manipulates Stark emotionally into a serious relapse.
As a result, Stark loses control of Stark International,
becomes a homeless alcoholic vagrant and gives
up his armored identity to Rhodes, who becomes
the new Iron Man for a lengthy period of time.
Eventually, Stark recovers and joins a new startup,
Circuits Maximus. Stark concentrates on new technological
designs, including building a new set of armor
as part of his recuperative therapy. Rhodes continues
to act as Iron Man but steadily grows more aggressive
and paranoid, due to the armor not being calibrated
properly for his use. Eventually Rhodes goes on
a rampage, and Stark has to don the prototype
silver centurion suit to stop him. When Circuits
Maximus comes under assault from Stane, Stark
uses the completed next-generation silver centurion
armor to confront Stane in personal combat. Stark's
skill proves superior over Stane's unpracticed
use of his own variant suit (known as the Iron
Monger) and Stark regains his company when Stane
commits suicide rather than be captured.
Late 1980s and 1990s
In an attempt to stop other people from misusing
his designs, Stark goes about disabling other
armored heroes and villains who are using suits
based on the Iron Man technology, the designs
of which were stolen by his enemy Spymaster. His
quest to destroy all instances of the stolen technology
severely hurts his reputation as Iron Man. After
attacking and disabling a series of minor villains
such as Stilt-Man, he attacks and defeats the
government operative known as Stingray. The situation
worsens when Stark realizes that Stingray's armor
does not incorporate any of his designs. He publicly
"fires" Iron Man while covertly pursuing
his agenda. He uses the cover story of wanting
to help disable the rogue Iron Man to infiltrate
and disable the armor of the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives
known as the Mandroids, and disabling the armor
of the Guardsmen, in the process allowing some
of the villains that they guard to escape. This
leads the United States government to declare
Iron Man a danger and an outlaw. Iron Man then
travels to Russia where he inadvertently causes
the death of the Soviet Titanium Man during a
fight. Returning to the U.S he faces an enemy
commissioned by the government named Firepower.
Unable to defeat him head on, Stark fakes Iron
Man's demise, intending to retire the suit forever.
When Firepower goes rogue, Stark creates a new
suit, claiming that a new person is in the armor.
Stark's health continues to deteriorate, and he
discovers the armor's cybernetic interface is
causing irreversible damage to his nervous system.
His condition is aggravated by a failed attempt
on his life by a mentally unbalanced former lover
which injures his spine, paralyzing him. Stark
has a nerve chip implanted into his spine to regain
his mobility. Still, Stark's nervous system continues
its slide towards failure, and he constructs a
"skin" made up of artificial nerve circuitry
to assist it. Stark also begins to pilot a remote-controlled
Iron Man armor, but when faced with the Masters
of Silence, the telepresence suit proves inadequate.
Stark then designs a more heavily armed version
of the suit to wear, the "Variable Threat
Response Battle Suit", which becomes known
as the War Machine armor.
the damage to his nervous system becomes too extensive.
Faking his death, Stark places himself in suspended
animation to heal as Rhodes takes over the running
of Stark Enterprises and the mantle of Iron Man
using the War Machine armor. Stark ultimately
makes a full recovery by using a chip to reprogram
himself and reassumes the Iron Man identity. When
Rhodes learns that Stark has manipulated his friends
by faking his own death, he becomes enraged and
the two friends part ways, Rhodes continuing as
War Machine in a solo career.
The story arc "The Crossing" reveals
Iron Man as a traitor among the Avengers' ranks,
due to years of manipulation by the time-traveling
dictator Kang the Conqueror. Stark, as a sleeper
agent in Kang's thrall, kills Marilla, the nanny
of Crystal and Quicksilver's daughter Luna, as
well as Rita DeMara, the female Yellowjacket,
then an ally of the Avengers. (The miniseries
Avengers Forever later retcons these events as
the work of a disguised Immortus, not Kang, and
that the mental control had gone back only a few
Needing help to defeat both Stark and the ostensible
Kang, the team travels back in time to recruit
a teenaged Tony Stark from an alternate timeline
to assist them. The young Stark steals an Iron
Man suit in order to aid the Avengers against
his older self. The sight of his younger self
shocks the older Stark enough for him to regain
momentary control of his actions, and he sacrifices
his life to stop Kang. The young Stark later builds
his own suit to become the new Iron Man, and,
remaining in the present day, gains legal control
of "his" company.
During the battle with the creature called Onslaught,
the teenaged Stark dies, along with many other
superheroes. However, Franklin Richards preserves
these "dead" heroes in the "Heroes
Reborn" pocket universe, in which Tony Stark
is once again an adult hero; Franklin recreates
the heroes in the pocket universe in the forms
he is most familiar with rather than what they
are at the present. The reborn adult Stark, upon
returning to the normal Marvel Universe, merges
with the original Stark, who had died during "The
Crossing," but was resurrected by Franklin
Richards. This new Tony Stark possesses the memories
of both the original and teenage Tony Starks,
and thus considers himself to be essentially both
of them. With the aid of the law firm Nelson &
Murdock, he successfully regains his fortune and,
with Stark Enterprises having been sold to the
Fujikawa Corporation following Stark's death,
sets up a new company, Stark Solutions. He also
returns from the pocket universe with a restored
and healthy heart. After the Avengers reform,
Stark demands a hearing be convened to look into
his actions just prior to the Onslaught incident.
Cleared of wrongdoing, he rejoins the Avengers.
At one point, Stark's armor itself becomes sentient,
despite fail-safes to prevent its increasingly
sophisticated computer systems from doing so.
Initially, Stark welcomes this "living"
armor, as it has improved tactical abilities,
but soon the armor's behavior begins to grow more
aggressive, and it even kills. Eventually, the
armor reaches the point where it wants to join
with Stark and eventually replace him. Stark finds
he cannot defeat the armor, but in the final confrontation
on a desert island, Stark suffers another heart
attack. To save its creator's life, the armor
gives up part of its components to give Stark
a new, artificial heart, sacrificing its own existence.
The new heart solves Stark's health problems,
but it does not have an internal power supply,
so Stark becomes once again dependent on periodic
recharging. The sentient armor incident so disturbs
Stark that he goes back to using an early model
version of his armor for a while, lacking the
sophistication of the sentient version and thus
unlikely to result in a repeat of the same problem.
He also dabbles with using liquid metal circuitry
known as S.K.I.N. that will form itself into a
protective shell around his body, but eventually
returns to more conventional hard metal armors.
During this time, Stark engages in a romance with
Rumiko Fujikawa, (first appearance in Iron Man
vol. 3, #4), a wealthy heiress and daughter of
the man who had taken over his company during
the "Heroes Reborn" period. An intelligent
and resourceful woman, she nonetheless begins
the relationship in part to rebel against her
stern father, who disapproves of Stark. Her relationship
with Stark endures many highs and lows, including
an infidelity with Stark's rival, Tiberius Stone,
in part because the fun-loving Rumiko believes
that Stark is too serious and dull. Their relationship
ends with Rumiko's death at the hands of an Iron
Man impostor in vol. 3, #87.
In Iron Man vol. 3, #55 (July 2002), Stark publicly
reveals his dual identity as Iron Man, not realizing
that by doing so, he has invalidated the agreements
protecting his armor from government duplication
(since those contracts state that the Iron Man
armor would be used by an employee of Tony Stark,
not by Stark himself). When he discovers that
the United States military is again using his
technology, Stark, rather than confront them as
before, accepts a Presidential appointment as
Secretary of Defense. In this way, he hopes to
monitor and direct how his designs are used. He
is forced to resign after launching into a tirade
against the Latverian ambassador at the United
Nations, being manipulated by the mentally imbalanced
Scarlet Witch. Following this, the Scarlet Witch
causes the destruction of the Avengers mansion
and the death of several Avengers; Stark claims
publicly that he will stand down as Iron Man.
The "new" Iron Man remains Stark; however,
the catastrophic events that preceded this, combined
with Stark's assertion, convinces the public that
Iron Man and Stark are now different people. Stark
leaves the wreckage of Avengers Mansion as it
is, and unveils Stark Tower, a state-of-the-art
office building that becomes headquarters for
the New Avengers team, of which he is a member.
The miniseries Iron Man: The Inevitable reintroduces
the Ghost, the Living Laser and Spymaster. Presenting
the change in status quo — the focus of
Iron Man stories shifting from superhero-ism to
political and industrial tales — as Iron
Man having elevated himself to a new place in
his life where he is "beyond" apprehending
supervillains, the miniseries sees a resentful
Spymaster conspire to drag Iron Man back to that
New Avengers: Illuminati #1 (June 2006) reveals
that years before, in the wake of the Kree-Skrull
War, Stark initiates a meeting at the palace of
the Black Panther in Wakanda with Professor X,
Mister Fantastic, Black Bolt, Doctor Strange,
and Namor to form a clandestine, unnamed group
(dubbed the "Illuminati" by Marvel)
to devise strategy and policy regarding overarching
menaces (Black Panther rejects membership and
derides the other heroes for joining). Stark's
original goal is to create a governing body for
all superheroes in the world to answer to. However,
the different beliefs and philosophies, besides
the fact that many heroes choose to conceal their
real identities, makes Stark's plan impractical.
Despite this, the group agrees to share vital
Learning of the government's plans to instigate
a Superhuman Registration Act that would force
super-powered individuals to reveal their identities
to the government and register as licensed agents,
Tony Stark at first seeks to defeat the proposal.
His opinion of the Act later changes when he sees
it as a means to achieve the goals of the Illuminati.
Of his fellow Illuminati members, only Reed Richards,
of the Fantastic Four, and Black Bolt, king of
the Inhumans, agree with Stark, who becomes the
figurehead of the Registration Act. Many superpowered
individuals opposed to registration rally behind
Captain America, leading to a destructive "superhero
civil war" that ends with Captain America
standing down to prevent further collateral damage.
Stark is appointed the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
and also revives the Avengers. Shortly afterward,
Captain America is assassinated while in custody,
leading Stark to great guilt and misgivings.
After Tony Stark survives an encounter with Ultron
taking over his body, he is confronted in the
hospital by Spider-Woman, holding the corpse of
a Skrull posing as Elektra. Becoming keenly aware
of the upcoming invasion of the Skrulls, Tony
gathers the Illuminati and reveals the corpse
to them, declaring they're at war. After Black
Bolt reveals himself as a Skrull and is killed
by Namor, a squadron of Skrulls attack, forcing
Tony to evacuate the other Illuminati members
and destroy the area, killing all the Skrulls.
Realizing they're incapable of trusting each other,
the members all separate to form individual plans
for the oncoming invasion.
Soon after, a "Venom virus" hits New
York, causing New York citizens and superheroes
to be covered in symbiotes. After the battle,
Iron Man learns the virus came from Latveria and
launches a full-scale assault on its monarch,
Doctor Doom. During the battle, Doom, Iron Man,
and the Sentry are transported through time via
Doom's broken time platform. Doom and Stark form
an alliance in an attempt to return to the proper
time without being seen or causing any actions
that could alter their future and try to find
a way to get a hold of the time platform at the
Fantastic Four's headquarters. Thanks to the Sentry's
memory spell, which erased knowledge of his existence
from the minds of the public, they are able to
return to the present and later on capture Doom
and send him to the Negative Zone prison. Soon
after, all of Stark's technology is jeopardized
by the Skrull empire as a part of their invasion,
causing Stark to rebuild his armor from scratch
to fight back. Stark must also deal with the murderous
yet genius Ezekiel Stane, son of Obadiah Stane.
While in the Savage Land with the Mighty Avengers,
Iron Man's armor is compromised and he goes to
the Mutate's base to build himself a new set of
armor. While he is there, Spider-Woman shows up,
praising Stark for his efforts and informing him
that he is a Skrull sleeper agent named Kr'Ali.
 It is later proven that Veranke was lying
about Iron Man being a Skrull, when Mr. Fantastic
finds a way to reveal Skrulls for who they are.
Iron Man then returns to New York and leads both
teams of Avengers, The Thunderbolts, the Hood's
supervillains,and several other heroes into battle
against the skrulls.
Powers and abilities
Iron Man's armor
Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him
superhuman strength and durability, flight, and
an array of weapons. The armor is invented and
(with occasional short-term exceptions) worn by
Stark. Other people who have assumed the Iron
Man identity include Stark's long-time partner
and best friend James Rhodes; close associates
Harold "Happy" Hogan; Eddie March; and
(briefly) Michael O'Brien.
The weapons systems of the suit have changed over
the years, but Iron Man's standard offensive weapons
have always been the repulsor rays that are fired
from the palms of his gauntlets. Other weapons
built into various incarnations of the armor include:
the uni-beam projector in its chest; pulse bolts
(that pick up only kinetic energy along the way;
so the farther they travel, the harder they hit);
an electromagnetic pulse generator; and a defensive
energy shield that can be extended up to 360 degrees.
Other capabilities include: generating ultra-freon
(i.e., a freeze-beam); creating and manipulating
magnetic fields; emitting sonic blasts; and projecting
3-dimensional holograms (to create decoys).
In addition to the general-purpose model he wears,
Stark has developed several specialized suits
for space travel, deep-sea diving, stealth, and
other situations. Stark has modified suits, like
the Hulkbuster heavy armor. The Hulkbuster armor
is composed of add-ons to his so-called modular
armor, designed to enhance its strength and durability
enough to rival that of The Incredible Hulk. A
later model, designed for use against Thor, is
modeled on the Destroyer and uses a mystical powersource.
Stark also develops an electronics pack during
the Armor Wars that, when attached to armors that
use Stark technologies, will burn-out those components
-- rendering the suit useless. This pack is ineffective
on later models, however.
For a time, due to an artificial nervous system
installed after he suffered extensive damage to
his nervous system, Stark had superhumanly acute
sensory perceptions as well as extraordinary awareness
of the physical processes within his own body.
This is no longer a part of the character's powers.
After being critically injured during a battle
with the Extremis-enhanced Mallen, Stark injects
his nervous system with a modified techno-organic
virus (the Extremis process) that not only saves
his life, it gives him the ability to store the
inner layers of the Iron Man armor in the hollows
of his bones as well as control it through direct
brain impulses. Stark can control the layer of
the armor underneath his skin and make it emerge
from numerous exit points around his limbs as
a gold-colored neural interface under-sheath.
While in this form, Stark has technopathic control
of the armor and can suit up at any time, calling
the larger components to him. Furthermore, the
Extremis process has increased his body's recuperative
and healing abilities. He is also able to connect
remotely to external communications systems such
as satellites, cellular phones, and computers
throughout the world. Because the armor's operating
system is now directly connected to Stark's nervous
system, its response time has been significantly
Tony Stark is an inventive genius who graduated
with advanced degrees in physics and engineering
at 21 and further developed his knowledge ranging
from artificial intelligence to quantum mechanics
as time progressed.
In addition, Stark possesses great business and
political acumen. On multiple occasions he reacquired
control of his companies after losing them and
led corporate takeovers.
Stark received hand to hand combat training from
Happy Hogan (a professional boxer), James Rhodes
(a Marine) and Captain America himself.
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In other media
Iron Man in other media
In the 1960s Iron Man featured in a series of
cartoons. In 1981, Iron Man guest appeared in
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He went on
to feature again in his own series in the 1990s.
Iron Man also makes an appearance in the episode
"Shell Games" of Fantastic Four: World's
Greatest Heroes. Apart from comic books, Iron
Man appears in Capcom's "Marvel vs."
video games including Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel
Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom:
Clash of Super Heroes, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2:
New Age of Heroes. Iron Man is a playable character
in Iron Man, the 1991 arcade game Captain America
and the Avengers, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, and
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, as well
as being featured as an unlockable character in
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse and Tony
In 2008, a film adaptation titled Iron Man was
released starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
It received highly positive reviews from film
critics, grossing $318 million domestically
and $570 million worldwide. Its video game adaptation,
however met average reviews.Iron Man II has been
announced for 2010, also to be directed by Jon
Favreau. Downey Jr. has now also signed up for
a second sequel and an adaptation of The Avengers.
The character of Tony Stark, again played by Robert
Downey Jr., also appears at the end of the film
The Incredible Hulk (2008).
rapper Ghostface Killah, a member of Wu-Tang Clan,
titled his 1996 debut solo album Ironman, and
has since continued to use lyrics related to the
Iron Man comics and samples from the animated
TV shows on his records. He has also adopted the
nickname Tony Starks as one of his numerous alter-egos.
Paul McCartney's song "Magneto and Titanium
Man" was inspired by the X-Men's arch-nemesis
and the original version of the Iron Man villain.
Another Iron Man villain, the Crimson Dynamo,
is mentioned in the lyrics to this song. The British
band Razorlight mentions Tony Stark in a verse
of their song, "Hang By, Hang By".
An abridged version of the Black Sabbath song,
"Iron Man", is played over the closing
credits of the 2008 movie, as well as several
of its previews. The character of Nathan Stark
on the television show Eureka is inspired by Tony
Forbes has ranked Iron Man among the wealthiest
fictional characters on their annual ranking.
BusinessWeek has also ranked Iron Man as one of
the top ten most intelligent fictional characters
in American comics. (Credit:
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