Iron Man in other media
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|Adaptations of Iron Man in other media|
|Created by||Stan Lee
|Original source||Comics published by Marvel Comics|
|First appearance||Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)|
|Films and television|
|Film(s)||The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
|The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Iron Man (1994)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
|Video game(s)||Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (1996)
The Invincible Iron Man (2002)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
The Marvel Comics character Iron Man has appeared in various other media since the character's debut in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). Iron Man has been the focus of three animated series and a direct-to-DVD animated feature. Three live-action Iron Man feature films starring Robert Downey, Jr. in the title role have been released since 2008 with Downey also appearing as the character in The Incredible Hulk in 2008 and in The Avengers in 2012.
- In 1981, Iron Man guest starred in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends with William H. Marshall providing his voice. He made cameo appearances throughout the series, most prominently in "The Origin of the Spider-Friends", in which Tony Stark is a central character. The Beetle stole a crime-detection computer and the Power Booster invented by Tony Stark to increase his power. He was the first villain that the Spider-Friends faced together in that origin episode. In gratitude for the Spider-Friends' aid against the Beetle, Stark provided them with the crime-detection technology used by the heroes throughout the series.
- Iron Man made a few cameo appearances with the rest of the Avengers in the 1981 solo Spider-Man show, on an in-universe cartoon in the episode "Arsenic and Aunt May", and as a costume in a costume shop in the episode "The Capture of Captain America".
- In 1994, Iron Man starred in the animated series Iron Man, with Robert Hays voicing the title character. Iron Man served as part of a team consisting of Century, War Machine, the Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman. This show was part of The Marvel Action Hour, which packaged several animated versions of Marvel series, including the 1994 Fantastic Four, with two half-hour episodes from different series. Iron Man's origin was changed for this series: Instead of shrapnel near his heart, Stark has multiple slivers near his spine, threatening paralysis. Stark and Yinsen are held captive not by Wong Chu but by the Mandarin, who had been altered by his rings to have green skin and a degree of super strength. The Mandarin leads a group of villains, consisting of Dreadknight, Hypnotia, Blizzard, Blacklash, the Grey Gargoyle, Whirlwind, the Living Laser, MODOK, and Justin Hammer against Iron Man and a team based on Force Works.
- Iron Man made a non-speaking cameo in some episodes of the 1994 Fantastic Four TV series.
- Iron Man appeared in the two part featuring Venom and Carnage episodes of the mid-1990s and episodes of Secret Wars chapter from the 1994 Spider-Man TV series. Robert Hays voices the character.
- Robert Hays reprised Iron Man again in a guest appearance in the 1996 animated series The Incredible Hulk in episode 4: "Helping Hand, Iron Fist".
- In the 1999, 13 episode series The Avengers: United They Stand, Iron Man was voiced by Francis Diakowsky. He helps the Avengers thwart the Zodiac's plan to send radioactive satellite crashing to Earth. Like Captain America and Thor, Iron Man could not be used as a full-fledged member.
- In 2007, Iron Man appeared in the Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes episode 22: "Shell Games", voiced by David Kaye.
- In 2009, Iron Man starred in Iron Man: Armored Adventures with Adrian Petriw voicing the titular character.
- Beginning in 2009, Iron Man appeared in The Super Hero Squad Show voiced by Tom Kenny.
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- Beginning in 2010, Iron Man appears in the The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced by Eric Loomis and Keiji Fujiwara in the Japanese dub. As in the comics, he is one of the founding members of the team and provides them with the Avengers Mansion as well as all the team's technology, including special ID cards and Quinjets. This Iron Man includes the elements from the comics canon and some elements from the recent Iron Man film series, including the Arc Reactor in his chest as well as his armor being run by the JARVIS A.I., as opposed to the HOMER system in the comics. He serves as team leader, and is seen in the opening credits monitoring the team's activities on various view screens.
- As part of a four-series collaboration between the Japanese Madhouse animation house and Marvel, Iron Man starred in a 12 episode anime series that premiered in Japan on Animax in October 2010 and is shown on G4 in the United States. It concluded on Animax after running the full dozen episodes on December 17, 2010. He is voiced by Keiji Fujiwara in Japanese and Adrian Pasdar in English.. He additionally appears in a non-speaking cameo in the final episode of Marvel Anime: X-Men.
- He appears in the Spider-Man animated TV series, Ultimate Spider-Man, with Pasdar reprising his role. In the episode "Great Power", he is shown trying to master his suit. He has a major role in "Flight of the Iron Spider", where he and the team combat the Living Laser. The episode makes several references to his playboy persona. His background seems identical to the canon, with the first suit being built to escape captivity. An alternate version of him is briefly shown in the end, when the Living Laser ends up in the Super Hero Squad reality.
- He will appear in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., once again voiced by Pasdar.
- Iron Man will appear in the summer 2013 animated special Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, with Pasdar reprising his role.
- Iron Man appears in the animated series Avengers Assemble, voiced once again by Pasdar.
- The president of Disney Channel Worldwide Gary Marsh announced a new Iron Man series is in development.
- Iron Man will appear in the upcoming anime series Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers.
- Iron Man is featured in several video games. He is one of four selectable heroes in Captain America and the Avengers (1991) and one of five playable characters in Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (1996). Chris Britton voices the character in Capcom's Marvel Super Heroes (1995) and in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (2000).
- Iron Man appears as an assist character in the 1995 arcade game Avengers in Galactic Storm.
- Tony Stark is referenced in Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro.
- He appears in Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal for the PC, PlayStation, the Game Boy, Saturn and Game Gear.
- The Invincible Iron Man was released on the Game Boy Advance in late 2002.
- Iron Man is unlockable after beating the easy difficulty on Tony Hawk's Underground released in 2003.
- Iron Man makes an appearance in the 2005 Punisher video game voiced by John Cygan. He learns from his security that the Eternal Sun tried to steal the Iron Man armors. An inside joke alludes to Stark's alcoholism: After viewing the destruction left by the Punisher, Stark sighs and says, "I need a drink."
- Iron Man is an unlockable character in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse voiced again by John Cygan. He can be unlocked by collecting the four homing beacons in each act to access the secret area to retrieve a piece of his armor. Collect four pieces of his armor to unlock him. The War Machine armor is one of his alternate costumes.
- Iron Man is one of the main characters in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, voiced by David Kaye.
- John Cygan reprises his role of Iron Man who is a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. His costumes include his New Avenger armor, his Classic armor, the War Machine armor, and his Ultimate armor. Iron Man is one of the main characters in game; Stark Tower is one of the bases of the team in the game. He has special dialogue with Nick Fury, the Crimson Dynamo, Deathbird, Dark Colossus, and Dark Captain America. A simulation disk has Iron Man fighting Ultimo on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
- In 2008, Sega Corporation published an Iron Man video game in tandem with the release of the movie with Robert Downey, Jr. reprising his role as Tony Stark and Iron Man voiced by Stephen Stanton.
- Stephen Stanton reprises his role of Iron Man in The Incredible Hulk video game. He serves as a boss and as a threat level enemy should the Hulk cause too much destruction. He fights the Hulk in his Hulkbuster Armor MK II. Iron Man's Hulkbuster Armor is playable if one has the data of the Iron Man video game on their memory card.
- In Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Spider-Man tries to call Tony Stark to help build a device that will rid the city of the symbiotes. Stark Industries is closed due to a public health emergency caused by the symbiote invasion. Billboards of Iron Man are seen across the city.
- Iron Man is a playable character and a boss character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 voiced by Crispin Freeman. He is one of the first four characters available for play in the game. Since the game's storyline is based on the Civil War story arc, he plays a major role as the leader of the Pro-Registration Movement. His alternate costume is a slightly modified classic costume.
- Iron Man is the main character in Iron Man: Aerial Assault.
- Iron Man appears as a playable character in the Marvel Super Hero Squad video game and its sequel, with Tom Kenny reprising his role.
- Iron Man appears in the video game adaption of Iron Man 2 voiced by Eric Loomis.
- An Iron Man pinball machine produced by Stern was released in 2010. It is based on the first two feature films.
- Iron Man appears as a playable fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Eric Loomis reprises his role and Iron Man is portrayed in his Extremis armor. Alternate colors include the "tin can" prototype armor, the Stealth Suit, and the Silver Centurion armor, with Norman Osborn's Iron Patriot armor available as downloadable content. He appears in the Mike Haggar character ending as Haggar's running mate for his presidential campaign. Iron Man would later appear as a playable character in the standalone update of the game, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
- Iron Man is available as downloadable content for the game LittleBigPlanet, as part of "Marvel Costume Kit 1".
- Iron Man is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online and Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat, voiced by Tom Kenny in his standard armor, Hulkbuster armor and Stealth armor.
- Iron Man is a playable character in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
- Iron Man appears as a playable character in the 2012 fighting game Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth.
- Iron Man is a playable character in the MMORPG Marvel Heroes.
- Iron Man is a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Adrian Pasdar.
The Iron Man armor is prominently featured in the book Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine by E. Paul Zehr, which explores the hard science fiction aspects of Iron Man and the possibility of building an Iron Man-like armor.
Iron Man has appeared in the following novels:
|Iron Man: And Call My Killer... MODOK!||William Rotsler||Pocket Books||0671820893 / 9780671820893||May 1979|
|Iron Man: The Armor Trap||Greg Cox||Berkley Boulevard/BPMC||1572970081 / 9781572970083||July 1995|
|Iron Man: Steel Terror||Dean Wesley Smith||Pocket Books/BPMC||0671003216 / 9780671003210||October 1996|
|Iron Man: Operation A.I.M.||Greg Cox||Berkley Boulevard/BPMC||1572971959 / 9781572971950||December 1996|
|Spider-Man and Iron Man: Doom's Day Book Two: Sabotage||Pierce Askegren
|Berkley Boulevard/BPMC||1572972351 / 9781572972353||March 1997|
|Iron Man||Peter David||Del Rey Books||034550609X / 9780345506092||April 2008|
|Iron Man: Femme Fatales||Robert Greenberger||Del Rey Books||0345506855 / 9780345506856||September 29, 2009|
|Iron Man: Virus||Alexander C. Irvine||Del Rey Books||0345506847 / 9780345506849||January 26, 2010|
|Iron Man: Extremis||Marie Javins||Marvel Comics||978-0785165187||April 16, 2013|
The first Iron Man action figure was produced in 1975 by the Mego Corporation. This eight inch (203 mm) tall figure featured a cloth costume and plastic accessories. The version of the armor represented features the infamous "nose" helmet, making it unique among all Iron Man toys.
Toy Biz has produced Iron Man figures based on the 1994 Iron Man cartoon, all with vac-mTodayetallized, detachable armor parts. A fifth assortment, which never became openly available, appears on the collectibles market.
Since 2002, Toy Biz has produced Iron Man figures in the company's Marvel Legends line. Iron Man Legends figures include his Classic Armor (Gold variant) and Stealth Armor in Series One, the Silver Centurion Armor in Series Seven, the Modern Armor in Series Eight, War Machine (with James Rhodes) in Series Nine, the Hulkbuster Armor in Series 11, the Origin Armor in Series 14 (Gold variant), and the Thorbuster Armor in Series 15. Modular Armor with War-Machine variant also appeared.
When Hasbro took over the Marvel Legends line in 2007, the company released the Ultimate Iron Man armor as part of the Annihilus Build-A-Figure series. His armor comes with different color. Some of the action figures' armor could be removed.
On March 22, 2008, Hasbro started an Iron Man movie toy line, with figures based on those appearing in the film and somewhat comic-faithful repaints. The first wave included seven figures: Iron Man Mark 01, Mark 02, Mark 03, Prototype, Stealth Operations Suit (Wal-Mart exclusive), Repulsor Red Prototype (Target exclusive), and Iron Monger (with red and blue highlighted variants).
The Marvel Minimates action-figure line features four Iron Man armors.
Iron Man is featured as one of the available characters to choose from in the Marvel Heroes version of the 1980s board game Guess Who?
Burger King included action figures of the characters from the movie in their children's menus. The figures include the Mark II armor, two version of the Mark III armor and the Iron Monger armor. In the 2008 movie, the first thing Stark does when he returns to the United States after escaping from the Ten Rings is buy a Double Whopper, and he eats it during his press conference.
Iron Man is the twelfth figurine in The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection.
In June 2013, Bandai Tamashii Nations in Japan released Iron Man Mark VI for their SH Figuarts line.
In 1989, while the third TV-movie sequel to The Incredible Hulk live-action television series was expected to co-star She-Hulk, Iron Man was being considered for both a follow-up or a solo film of his own. One year later, a film from Universal Studios to be directed by Stuart Gordon was being negotiated. This was still on the table ten months later, and also another two years on, this time with no specific director or even studio attached.
Pop culture references to Iron Man
- In 2001, a reference to Iron Man is made in X-Men: Evolution in episode 20: "On Angel's Wings", a sign reading "Stark Enterprises" can briefly be seen.
- In The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror X", in Desperately Xeeking Xena, Iron Man is amongst the list of names The Collector (Comic Book Guy) wants Lucy Lawless to call him on their wedding night.
- Iron Man appears in the Robot Chicken episodes "Celebutard Mountain" voiced by Mark Hamill, "I'm Trapped" voiced by Adam Reed, "Tell My Mom" voiced by Ron Perlman, "Two Weeks Without Food" voiced by Jon Favreau, "Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War" voiced by Liev Schreiber, and "Robot Fight Accident" voiced by Kevin Shinick.
- In the Seinfeld episode "The Voice" George and Jerry discuss whether Iron Man wears some kind of undergarment beneath his armor. George suggests he goes naked and Jerry replies that idea does not make sense.
- In The Looney Tunes Show, there was a CGI animated short of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote entitled "Heavy Metal." In this short, Wile E. tries to catch the Road Runner with an iron suit. The design is based on the Mark I armor. Similar to the comics, the Coyote designed his suit in a cave just like Tony Stark did with Yinsen.
- There is an episode of T.U.F.F. Puppy called "Iron Mutt".
- MAD featured a movie short titled "I Love You, Iron Man" in which Iron Man 2 and I Love You, Man are spoofed.
- In episode 13 of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, Cameron's suit is based on Iron Man.
- On October 8, 2013, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas O. Staggs announced that Hong Kong Disneyland would be adding the Iron Man Experience, becoming the first Disney attraction to be based on a Marvel property. Set at the fictional Stark Expo, the attraction will feature Tony Stark recruiting guests to fend off extraterrestrial beings from attacking Hong Kong.
- Thomas, Roy; Sanderson, Peter (2007). The Marvel Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the World of Marvel. Running Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0762428441. "In 1966, television production company Grantray-Lawrence produced a series of five half-hour semi-animated shows under the banner title Marvel Superheroes. Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Mighty Thor, and Sub-Mariner all made their television debuts."
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