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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Iron Man #298 (November 1993)
In-story information
Team affiliations Stark Industries

H.O.M.E.R. (short for Heuristically Operative Matrix Emulation Rostrum) is an artificial intelligence for Iron Man from Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

H.O.M.E.R. first appeared in Iron Man #298.

Fictional character biography[edit]

20 years ago, Tony Stark and Abe Zimmer developed powerful software that was designed to design and program the computers. This software designed a small factory and all of its contents. That factory system in turn developed a computer and software that designed five generations of ever-better and more powerful computer platforms. That fifth generation computer achieved an information density double that of the human brain....and it could think. The computer system could do self-directed projects where it can even write programming while also collating and analyzing any type of data. Using the same revolutionary manufacturing techniques developed for the Iron Man armor, Tony made it the size of a standard desktop PC, calling it H.O.M.E.R. and put it in charge of all of Tony's secret manufacturing projects in Stark Enterprises. H.O.M.E.R. resided in the armory (located in Sub-Level 3) and can project a hologram of himself when interacting with Stark when he came in to check up on the development of his latest armor.[1] When Deathlok breaks into Stark Enterprises, H.O.M.E.R. alerts Tony about this.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

H.O.M.E.R. can operate any computer that he can access into at Stark Industries. He can also project a hologram whenever he interracts with Tony Stark. H.O.M.E.R. can also make contact with Iron Man within the armor.

In other media[edit]


  • H.O.M.E.R. appeared in the 1990s Iron Man cartoon series, voiced by Tom Kane. Introduced in season two, H.O.M.E.R. controls Stark Enterprises' security, other computers, and monitoring condition of Iron Man's armor. He's got certain sense of humor and a dose of sarcasm which irritates some people, especially War Machine.
  • Tom Kane reprised his role as H.O.M.E.R. in The Incredible Hulk. He was seen in the episode "Helping Hand, Iron Fist".


  • H.O.M.E.R. appears briefly in the 2012 film The Avengers. It appears in a computer screen where a sophisticated device tracking software displays the Tesseract's location to Bruce Banner during the attack to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.


  1. ^ Iron Man #298
  2. ^ Iron Man #301

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