What is Iron man: Definition and 12 Discussions

Iron Man is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was co-created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. The character made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (cover dated March 1963), and received his own title in Iron Man #1 (May 1968). Also in 1963, the character founded the Avengers alongside Thor, Ant-Man, Wasp and the Hulk.
A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, philanthropist, inventor and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward "Tony" 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 the suit and successive versions to protect the world as Iron Man. Although at first concealing his true identity, Stark eventually publicly reveals himself to be Iron Man.
Initially, Iron Man was a vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes, particularly the role of American technology and industry in the fight against communism. Subsequent re-imaginings of Iron Man have transitioned from Cold War motifs to contemporary matters of the time.Throughout most of the character's publication history, Iron Man has been a founding member of the superhero team the Avengers and has been featured in several incarnations of his own various comic book series. Iron Man has been adapted for several animated TV shows and films. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character was portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., appearing in the films Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008) in a cameo, Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). The character also appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) and in the upcoming Black Widow (2021) through archive footage.
Iron Man was ranked 12th on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes" in 2011 and third in their list of "The Top 50 Avengers" in 2012.

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    Exploring Sciency Easter Eggs in Popular Media: From Iron Man 2 to Fallout 4

    Nice little Easter Egg. It’s about one hour and thirteen minutes in. I wonder if there's any comic book cannon about arc reactors having something to do with spacetime?
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    Can Humans Achieve Flight Through Theory Crafting?

    Hi, smart people This quarantine has got me thinking: Can we get people in the air? I have 3 questions that may or may not help answer this question. But I do appreciate any insight. 1. How would one accelerate (the average human) 100 feet in the air and sustain their position? Under normal...
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    Interactive Holograms in Iron Man

    I assume most people know what I'm talking about. I've done some mild googling regarding hologram technology, but currently technology isn't nearly as robust as what Stark has in the movies, and I'm not so interested in that aspect anyways. How would you set up a room so that you can interact...
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    Iron Man - Palladium Reactor Theory

    I'm curious about something. And most of you are probably going to click away as soon as I say, or type this, I guess. But for those of who haven't, thanks. In the Iron Man comics, movies and tv shows the arc reactor keeps Tony Stark from lethal heart damage and keeps the Iron Man Armour...
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    Iron Man Flight Propulsion: Exploring NASA's Electric Propulsion Technologies

    How does Iron Man flight propulsion work? It seems to be pure electrical, there are no jet fuels involved. What devices presently being contemplated by NASA that can produce propulsion purely on electricity that doesn't rely on fuels?
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    Engineering Info on weapons engineering and related areas

    Hi, I'm in first year of my physics undergrad degree in NUIGalway and currently (could change as the four years pass) have an interest in doing a masters in Weapons Engineering after the degree is completed. In my course we get the choice of specializing in one of four areas: theoretical...
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    Iron Man 3D: What Do You Think?

    I saw Iron Man 3D last night, and I wanted to know from those who have watched it or will watch it, what do you think of it? The plot, characters, and production. In my opinion, it was good, but Avengers had better special effects. Iron man however had a better plot.
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    Is the Iron Man suit realistic in present times?

    Is it possible to create the iron man suit in present times with all the technology involved in it? I was doing some research about the mini. arc reactor, Jet boots, and helmet and what I found was with the helmet we would need to program something like Watson to guide anyone inside of the...
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    Simulating Impacts of an Iron Man Suit: Free Program?

    I want to see what type of impacts a certain suit, say for example, an iron man suit, can handle with different materials. for example, what would happen if you where to make it out of iron compared to titanium or nitinal, what would happen if you shot it with a 9mm or even 105mm tank cannon...
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    The hilarious phyiscs of Iron Man

    (skip this paragraph if you just want the math) I had some free time today, so I thought I'd toy with the impossible hilarity of the Arc Reactor from the Iron Man films. My first line of calculation was on the magnetic field that would be generated if 1/10th of the power output (3 gigawatts!)...
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    The Swinging Sticks from Iron Man 2 in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibFtijBf3zE&feature=related Please visit that website.. Is that think include of prepetual motion? Have some one founded prepetual motion formula? Could you explain to me, how that works?and how to make it?
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    Nerd Rage: Iron Man 2 and Scientific Advances

    Has anyone seen the part of Iron Man two where they combine the major scientific advances of the past centruy into a single scene where he makes a new element? For those who haven't, I will summarise; - He builds a particle accelerator in his front room showing no evidence of large...