IRON MAN BEFORE THE
IRON M A S K TOP
SNEAK PEAK #511
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CONTENT CONTENT Before the iron mask top 10 enemies iron man 3 news becoming iron man powers and abilities secrets and lies sneak peak edition gift
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BEFORE THE IRON
Introducing Tony Stark
Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark Height:
6'1"; ( in armor) 6'6" Weight:
225 lbs.; ( in armor) 425lbs. Eyes:
Black Citiz enship
United States of America. Place of Birth:
Long Island, New York First Appearance:
Tales of Suspense # 39 Anthony “Tony” Stark was born to Howard Howard Anthony Stark and Maria Collins Carbonell Stark, owners of the prominent US fIrm,
At the age of 15 Tony entered the undergraduate electrical engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and graduated with two masterâ€™s degrees by age 19.
As a boy Tony was fascinated with
building & controlling machines.
Still lacking in business acumen, Tony promoted secretary Virginia "Pepper" Potts to be his executive assistant and left the majority of his workload on her so that he could avoid what he saw as a burden.
Tony went to work for Stark Industries, but showed more interest in living a reckless playboy lifestyle than using his engineering skills. At the age of 2 1, Tony inherited Stark Enterprises when his parents were killed in a car accident secretly orchestrated by rival corporation Republic Oil wich was latter called
RO X X O N 5
10. BooMerang no superhuman powers, but he has the
9. BLIZZARD Micro-circuited cryogenic units make
strength, speed, agility, dexterity, reflexes, coordination, and endurance of a professional athlete from his days as a baseball player.
it possible to emit freez ing rays which instantly lower the temperature of the surrounding air or objects and also release ice as a projectile.
8. Doctor Doom a polymath scientific genius, depicted con-
7. Firepower Firepower’s armour provides him with a
structing numerous devices in order to defeat his foes or gain more power, including a time machine, a device to imbue people with superpowers, and numerous robots.
high degree of protection from energy and physical attacks. His strength, reflexes and endurance have all been enhanced by his
6. THE GHOST wears a battlesuit that he designed, and that
5. Fin Fang Foom possesses super strength, the ability
contains various devices powered by electricity. Cybernetic circuitry in the Ghost’s hood enables him to control the devices in his costume by mental command. The Ghost’s costume, due to the Ghost Tech, allows him to become invisible and to turn other objects invisible as long as he is touching them. The Ghost’s costume also enables him to become intangible by placing him out of phase with this dimensional plane,.
to fly via his wings at supersonic speeds, and can spew combustible acid mist from his mouth. extremely durable and can regenerate at a rapid rate By entering into long periods of hibernation, Foom has managed to survive for centuries. The character possesses a gifted intellect, can communicate telepathically, and has access to advanced alien technology.
armour and he can fly at sub-sonic speeds.
4. Firebrand Gary Gilbert wore a suit with an armored ex-
3. Hypnotia has what has been described as telepathic
oskeleton that gave him superhuman strength and resistance to fire. It also housed flamethrowers ( which allowed him to fire thermal blasts from his hands), one mounted on each wrist, and fLying jets.
hypnosis. Though being of normal human physical capacity, her mental abilities are quite powerful. In the show, her power manifests as a series of concentric ( usually yellow) rings coming from her.
Blacklash wears a bulletproof costume and wields a pair of cybernetically-controlled titanium whips that can extend to be swung fast enough to deflect bullets, or become rigid and be used as nunchaku or vaulting-poles. Blacklash also carries a variety of devices in a weapons pouch, including anti-gravity bolas and a necro-lash which releases electrical energy generated by his gauntlets.. Scarlotti is a research engineer and weapons design specialist, with a college degree in engineering.
has no superhuman powers, although as a result of the SuperSoldier Serum and “Vita-Ray” treatment, he is transformed from a frail young man into a “perfect” specimen of human development and conditioning. Captain America’s strength, endurance, agility, speed, reflexes, durability, and healing are at the z enith of natural human potential. Rogers’ body regularly replenishes the super-soldier serum.
IRON MAN 3
to be Filmed at
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Marvel Studios' film IRON MAN 3 starring Robert Downey, Jr., will start preproduction next month in Wilmington. The motion picture is expected to be made in North Carolina over a 10 month period, including pre-production, principal photography, and wrap, and have an estimated economic impact over $80 million while creating 550 crew jobs and over 1,000 talent opportunities. “It is great to see the incentive that the bi-partisan legislature passed and I signed into law is doing what it was designed to do, create high-quality, well-paying jobs for North Carolinians,” Gov. Perdue said. “2 011 has been North Carolina’s busiest year in the film industry with productions having a direct spend of over $2 00 million. IRON MAN 3 will add to this record breaking year and carry over into 2 012.” State and local officials have been working with Marvel Studios for over six months on bringing the project to North Carolina. In addition to the state’s 25% film incentive, the state’s talented and trained film professionals as well as the established infrastructure--including the facility at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington--all played key roles in landing the production. “We are very pleased to bring the latest installment in the Iron Man franchise to North Carolina as it offers us filming opportunities that are unique to the area, which ultimately will benefit the film,” said Marvel Studios Co-President, Louis D’Esposito. “Thank you to Governor Perdue and staff for all of their hard work in helping to make this a reality and thank you as well to George and Chris Cooney of EUE/Screen Gems Studios as their efforts have also been instrumental in bringing our production to Wilmington.”
“In 2 009, we built Stage 10, one of the largest sound stages in the world in Wilmington,” says Chris Cooney, COO and co-owner of EUE/Screen Gems. “We constructed that space envisioning a motion picture of the caliber and siz e of this one. This film is a game changer--not only for our studios, but for the entire state of North Carolina. It feels great to bring this project to Wilmington, a place where we’ve invested emotionally and financially since 1996. Today, our vision becomes reality.” This will be the largest production to shoot in North Carolina,” said North Carolina Film Office director Aaron Syrett. “The state’s film office now has the tools in place to once again bring North Carolina to the forefront of the film industry thanks to the passing of one of the smartest incentives in the business by our Governor and legislature as well as the relaxing environment that our local governments, businesses and crew base continue to provide to the industry.” Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo added, “This is a great day for our state and our region. This announcement means there will be jobs for the film industry and a large economic impact for the region. Through the efforts of the Governor, the Legislature, the North Carolina Film Office, EUE/ Screen Gems Studios, the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc., and the local crews, this day is a reality. This is a true public/private partnership.” The announcement of Iron Man 3 coming to North Carolina continues to make 2 011 a banner year for the state in the film industry. As of September 10, and not including the Iron Man 3figures, 29 productions have set up offices throughout the state and have had an estimated direct spend in excess of $2 00 million while creating over 3,000 crew, 500 talent and 2 1,000 background talent job opportunities for North Carolinians.
IRONMAN Self-Made Superhero Tony personally attended a field test of his military hardware at one of his international plants; however, soon after his arrival Stark’s party was attacked by a gang of terrorists led by the Sin-Cong revolutionary Wong Chu. During the skirmish, a land mine went off and lodged a piece of shrapnel near Tony’s heart. Taken back to Wong-Chu’s camp, Tony shared a cell with Professor Ho Yinsen, a worldfamous physicist. Wong-Chu demanded that the two scientistsdevelop advanced weaponry for his forces. Knowing that he could not live long with the shrapnel so close to his heart, Tony proposed that he and Yinsen devote their gifts to creating one of the battlesuits he had been developing, equipped with a magnetic field generator to prevent the shrapnel from reaching his heart. The armor they created became
the first true Iron Man armor and was equipped with crude magnetic weaponry for defense. While the armor’s battery was being powered, some of WongChu’s men attempted to break in on the proceedings. Yinsen went to create a diversion and was shot to death by Wong-Chu’s men. When the battery had finished charging, Tony went into battle as Iron Man and tore Wong-Chu’s camp apart. He eventually returned to the USA with the aid of US Marine James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Tony offered Rhodey a job with his company should he ever need one. At first, Tony found his new life a torment; his armor’s chest plate had to be worn constantly and required frequent recharging. He kept the armor a secret from everyone, including his fiancée, Joanna Nivena.
Turning suicidal and drinking heavily, Tony supported by Joanna, with whom he shared his cret identity. Joanna encouraged him to use armor as a super hero, but ultimately called the engagement knowing Tony would not be family man she desired.
was sehis off the
Tony worked to improve the Iron Man armor and claimed Iron Man was Tony Stark's personal bodyguard to disguise his identity. Tony played a dual-role with the formation of theAvengers both as the sponsor and, as Iron Man, as a founding member along with Thor, Ant-Man (Henry Pym), the Wasp (Janet van Dyne), and the Hulk. While pursuing Namor the Sub-Mariner, Iron Man came across the comatose body of Captain America (Steve Rogers) Rogers), the famous World War II super hero, preserved on ice. Revived, Captain America joined the Avengers and became an important teammate and friend to Tony. Later, Tony helped establish the international super-spy agency SHIELD to combat terrorist threats. During these early years as a super hero, Iron Man battled Mandarin, Hawkeye, and the Black Widow(Natasha Romanova).
Tony found himself drawn to the beautiful Whitney Frost, but she proved to be the daughter of the Avengersâ€™ foe Count Nefaria and a high-ranking member of the Maggia crime syndicate. Seeking to steal Tonyâ€™s inventions, she pitted agents such as Whiplash (Mark Scarlotti) and Gladiator (Melvin Potter) against him. After using one of his Life Model Decoys (LMDs) to deceive the Mandarin and protect his identity, Tony was horrified when the LMD developed an independent personality and usurped his identity. The LMD, believing itself superior to Tony, obtained a suit of Iron Man armor and began running Stark Industries while the real Tony was away. Unable to prove his identity, Tony fell into the clutches of Madame Masque (a newly garbed Whitney Frost), agent of the gold-loving Mordecai Midas, who attempted to force Stark to turn over his fortune. Tony used his original Iron Man armor to destroy the LMD imposter, but suffered another heart attack in the process. The Avengers rushed him to a hospital where Dr. Jose Santini transplanted a synthetic heart into his chest so that Tony no longer required his chest plate to live. Following the Avengersâ€™ involvement in the interstellar KreeSkrull War, Iron Man joined Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt of the Inhumans, Professor Xavier of the X-Men, sorcerer Dr. Stephen Strange and Namor in founding the Illuminati, a secret organization designed to share knowledge and pool resources against major threats.
Powers ARMOR Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him superhuman strength and durability, flight, and an array of weapons. The armor is invented and worn by Stark (with occasional short-term exceptions). 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 on 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.
In addition to the general-purpose model he wears, Stark has developed several specialized suits for space travel, deep-sea diving, stealth, and other special purposes. Stark has modified suits, like the Hulkbuster heavy armor. The Hulkbuster armor is composed of add-ons to his socalled modular armor, designed to enhance its strength and durability enough to engage the Incredible Hulk in a fight. A later model, designed for use against Thor, is modeled on the Destroyer and uses a mystical power source. 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. While it is typically associated with James Rhodes, the War Machine armor also began as one of Stark's specialty armors.
Abillities powers 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.[volume & issue needed] After being critically injured during a battle with the Extremisenhanced Mallen, Stark injects his nervous system with a modified techno-organic virus-like body restructuring machines (the Extremis process).By rewriting his own biology, Stark is able to save his life, gain an enhanced healing factor, and partially merge with the Iron Man armor, superseding the need for bulky, AI-controlled armors in favor of lighter designs, technopathically controlled by his own brain. His enhanced technopathy extends to every piece of technology, limitless and effortlessly due to his ability to interface with communication satellites and wireless connections to increase his "range". Some components of the armor-sheath are now stored in Tony's body, able to be recalled, and extruded from his own skin, at will.
During the "Secret Invasion" storyline the Extremis package is catastrophically purged out of his body, forcing him again to rely on the previous iteration of his armor, and restoring his previous limitations.Furthermore, Osborn's takeover of the few remaining Starktech factories (with Ezekiel Stane systematically crippling the others) limits Tony to the use of lesser, older and weaker armors. After being forced to "wipe out" his brain to prevent Norman Osborn from gaining his information, Tony Stark is forced to have a new arc reactor, of Rand design installed in his chest. The process greatly improves his strength, stamina and intellect.
SKILLS Tony Stark is an inventive genius whose expertise in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science almost rivals that of Reed Richards, Hank Pym, and Bruce Banner, and his expertise in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering surpasses even them. He is regarded as one of the most intelligent characters in the Marvel Universe. He graduated with advanced degrees in physics and engineering at the age of 21 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and further developed his knowledge ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum mechanics as time progressed. Furthermore, this extends to his ingenuity in dealing with difficult situations such as difficult foes and deathtraps where he is capable of using his available tools like his suit in unorthodox and effective ways. He is also well respected in the business world, able to command peopleâ€™s attentions when he speaks on economic matters by virtue of the fact that he is savvy enough to have, over the years, built up several multi-million dollar companies from virtually nothing. He is known for the loyalty he commands from and returns to those who work for him, as well as his business ethics. He also strives to be environmentally responsible in his businesses. For example he immediately fired an employee who made profitable, but illegal, sales to Doctor Doom. When Stark was unable to use his armor for a period of time, he received some combat training from Captain America and has become physically formidable on his own when the situation demands it.He also received further handto-hand combat training from Happy Hogan (a professional boxer) and James Rhodes (a Marine).[volume & issue needed] In addition, Stark possesses great business and political acumen. On multiple occasions he reacquired control of his companies after losing them amid corporate takeovers. Due to his membership in the Illuminati, Iron Man was given the Space Infinity Gem to safeguard.
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1.When Iron Man defeated the villain Mentallo, Tony took advantage of the situation and used Mentallo’s global mind control device to erase all knowledge of his often-compromised secret identity from every person on Earth. He then revealed it to those people he deemed trustworthy, causing them to remember the memories he had buried.
Former Avenger Jocasta, a creation of the villainous robot
Tony was further smeared when one-time corporate rival
Ultron, was forced to prepare the Iron Man armor to become Ultron’s new home; the process accelerated when Iron Man was hit by a lightning bolt, causing Tony to suffer a heart attack at the same time. Thinking that the armor had been granted its own consciousness, Tony attempted to teach the armor; the benign Ultron-12 aspect of its personality was receptive, but the cruelty of most past Ultron models corrupted the armor and it murdered Whiplash during a fight. However, the armor ultimately sacrificed its “life” to save Tony, whose heart was failing. After implanting a robotic “heart” in Tony’s chest that saved him, the armor deactivated.Tony later decided to reveal his secret identity to the world, and was offered work as a contractor for the US Department of Defense. Though turning down that opportunity, he accepted the post as the President's Secretary of Defense to monitor the use of his technology by the United States military. Tony’s tenure as Secretary of Defense ended in scandal when the insane Scarlet Witch caused him to engage in drunken and belligerent behavior at the United Nations. Disgraced, Tony was quickly drummed out of his position. The Scarlet Witch’s growing insanity led to the dissolution of the Avengers when her out-of-control powers wrecked Avengers Mansion and killed several teammates.
Clarence Ward stole Iron Man armor, using it to kill the Stark Indus-
tries board and Rumiko, Tony’s girlfriend. Iron Man defeated Ward and recalled all of the Iron Man armors he had granted to the military. He then publicly “resigned” as Iron Man but secretly intended to continue operating, again claiming it was another man wearing the armor.
Invincible IRON MAN
Tony Stark’s most fearsome foe, The Mandarin, makes his shocking return in your first look at INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #511! The award winning team of Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca & Frank D’Armata continue their ongoing opus of the Armored Avenger as they put him through the wringer. If you thought The Mandarin was a handful before, wait until he teams up with Zeke Stane and a hot off the line, updated Detroit Steel! Does Tony have enough in him to put an end to their plans? Find out in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #511!
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #511
Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Colors by FRANK D’ARMATA December 2011
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