Since March of 1963, Iron Man has been one of the most recognizable mainstays of the Marvel Universe. Although not always an A-list character, despite his current popularity, Iron Man has been a true workhorse, helping to bring the House that Stan Built from the Silver Age to the Bronze Age, and eventually to the modern age of comics.
However, in the concluding moments of Civil War II, everyone’s favorite armored Avenger was dealt a cruel hand, meeting his seeming demise thanks to Captain Marvel. In actuality, Tony Stark slipped into a coma, but years of secret alterations Stark made to his biology, in case his bodily functions should fail him, have made it near impossible for even the brightest minds in the Marvel Universe to lend a helping hand.
For now, the body of Tony Stark remains in a stasis pod while Beast of the X-Men further investigates his condition. In the meantime, the legacy of Iron Man lives on. Former villain Victor Von Doom made the decision to take up the mantle of Iron Man to establish himself as a hero, and a young teen by the name of Riri Williams crafted armor of her own, which she is using to become a hero in her own right thanks to some guidance from an artificial intelligence based on Tony’s mind. I know, very comic-booky.
Anyway, with such a long and storied history, there’s plenty about Iron Man that readers old and new may not know, so suit up and set your thrusters for full capacity, because here are 12 things you didn’t know about Iron Man: