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IRON MAN

Real Name: Tony Stark

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) technology user

Occupation: Avenger; (as Tony Stark: inventor, business operator)

Group Membership: Avengers (Earth-57780)

Affiliations: Beast, Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Vision (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: bank robbers (names unrevealed), Blizzard, Metal Master (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile, often New York, USA

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#43/3 (November, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Tony Stark is a wealthy, genius inventor, but has a heart ailment. His Iron Man full body armor helps keep his heart functioning and has powerful jet boots fitted in the soles to enable flight. The armor also has an internal heater to warm it up. His gauntlets are fitted with force rays mounted in the palms that can deflect projectiles; these rays are evidently also warm. Stark has worn the chestplate under clothes and stores the other items in a suitcase. These other parts keep flat in the case and can be polarized to become three-dimensional.

Height: 6'4" (with armor); 6'1" (without armor)
Weight: 425 lbs. (with armor); 210 lbs. (without armor)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#43/5 (fb)) - Tony Stark was involved in an explosive accident and made a suit of armor to save his heart. Keeping a secret identity, he used the multi-functional armor for adventures and to fight crime, at one point capturing bank robbers and carrying them to a police station.

(Spidey Super Stories#43/3) - Iron Man joined the Avengers superhero team alongside Beast, Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Vision.

(Spidey Super Stories#43/5) - Years after his accident and renown as an inventor, Stark attended an auto show where he was showcasing a plastic car he had developed. J. Jonah Jameson and Peter Parker were there also on newspaper duties. However, a sudden attack by the alien gold-thief Metal Master, who controlled the display cars' movements, saw Stark and Parker run off to change into their superhero identities. Metal Master wrapped the heroes up in metal, but Iron Man broke out and freed Spider-Man. Iron Man next used his hand-mounted force rays to repulse shards of metal telekinetically fired at them by the alien. Webbed by Spider-Man, Metal Master took control of Iron Man's armor to free himself. Iron Man then drove the plastic car to pinion the alien against the wall and stop his rampage.

(Spidey Super Stories#56/3) - Tony Stark worked on the Iron Man armor before donning it.

(Spidey Super Stories#56/5) - Stark traveled in a passenger jet above New York in summer when a snow storm secretly generated by the villainous Blizzard iced up the plane. Stark changed into Iron Man and managed to get outside, where he coordinated a rescue with Spider-Man, holding the plane aloft with his jet-boots, then lowering the plane into Spidey's massive web-net between two skyscrapers. Blizzard appeared and froze Iron Man and Spider-Man in a giant ice cube. Iron Man's armor heated up and freed the Avenger, who then thawed Spider-Man so they could escape. Hearing a radio report, the duo rushed to the Mayor's office, where Blizzard was trying to extort the Mayor to let summer return. The heroes pursued the fleeing criminal back to his hideout, where Iron Man smashed the criminal's Winter Machine and Blizzard was captured.

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks).

Along with many other characters, Iron Man appeared on the single-color back cover advert of Spidey Super Stories#52, showing that he too read Spidey Super Stories.

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike (except hair color).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Iron Man of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


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Spidey Super Stories#43, p14, pan2 (main image)
   p22, pan5 (Stark headshot)
   p30, pan2 (Iron Man, force rays)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#43/3 (November, 1979) - Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#43/5 (November, 1979) - Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Owen McCarron (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#56/3 (January, 1982) - Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Caroline Barnes & Debbie Walker (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#56/5 (January, 1982) - Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Caroline Barnes & Debbie Walker (editors)


First Posted: 03/13/2018
Last Updated: 03/13/2018

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