First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39
When billionaire industrialist and engineer Tony Stark is kidnapped, he is forced to build a weapon for his captors. In an explosion, Stark is injured and left with pieces of life-threatening shrapnel near his heart. Instead of constructing the weapon he was told to build, he fashions a powered suit of armor that not only saves his life by keeping the shrapnel from moving deeper but also allows him to blast his way to freedom. Upon returning home, he uses the self-made armored suit to become a living high-tech hero—the world’s greatest fighting machine. With the suit and its numerous evolutions, Stark becomes the Armored Avenger, dedicated to protecting the world from evil in all forms. He is the Invincible Iron Man.
Real Name: Anthony Stark
Occupation: Businessman, Inventor
Weight: 225 lbs.
- Superhuman strength and durability due to armor
- Repulsor Beams
- Genius-level intellect
- Flight via jet-boots
- Chest-mounted Unibeam weapon shoots high-energy repulsor blasts