Group Affiliation: Avengers
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: 1962 Tales of Suspense # 39 Price:
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Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 185 lbs.
Man possess no super powers other than the weapons his Iron
According to Marvel Guide 1983 #5 Iron Man's armor is an
electrically power, computer assisted exoskeleton made of
iron. The armor weighs 215 pounds and has been designed to
withstand a 250 pound per square inch microsecond overpressure
or the equivalent of the detonation of a 100 pounds of TNT
detonated at 20 feet.
Anthony Stark (Tony) son of industrialists Howard Stark
demonstrated his mechanical aptitude at a very early age. He
enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the
age of 15. At the age of 21 he inherited his father's business
and in a few years turned it into a multi-million dollar
industrial complex. Sent to Vietnam to supervise a field test,
Tony trips a mine getting a piece of shrapnel dangerously
close to his heart. Stark gets captured and creates the Iron
Man suit while pretending to make a weapon for the communists.
The suit contains a pace maker that helps his weakened heart.
Iron Man escapes and uses the armor to fight criminals and