Wounded, captured and forced to build a weapon by his enemies, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark instead created an advanced suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Now with a new outlook on life, Tony uses his money and intelligence to make the world a safer, better place as Iron Man.
Real Name: Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark
Height: 6’1″; (in armor) 6’6″
Weight: 225 lbs.; (in armor) 425 lbs.
Powers: None; Tony’s body had been enhanced by the modified techno-organic virus, Extremis, but it is currently inaccessible and inoperable.
Abilities: Tony has a genius level intellect that allows him to invent a wide range of sophisticated devices, specializing in advanced weapons and armor. He possesses a keen business mind.
Group Affiliations: The Avengers, Initiative, Hellfire Club (outer circle), S.H.I.E.L.D., Illuminati, Thunderbolts, Force Works, Queen’s Vengeance, Alcoholics Anonymous
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39 (1963)
Origin: Tales of Suspense #39 (1963)