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Marvel Comics Introduces “Iron Man”

Mar. 1, 1963 - Marvel Comics today introduces a new superhero in “Tales of Suspense” Issue #39: “Iron Man.” A wealthy American businessman, playboy, philanthropist, investor, and scientist, Anthony Edward Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping. When his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction, he instead creates a mechanized suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Later, Stark develops his suit, adding weapons and other technological devices he designed through his company, Stark Industries. He uses this suit to protect the world as Iron Man.

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