For the month of July, I will be featuring Iron Man as Hero of the Month! Iron Man is unlike any hero I’ve done in the past, he is a man that has a personality not quite like anybody I’ve done before so it will be interesting. Iron Man, known also as the character Tony Stark is played by Robert Downey Jr. starting in 2008 in the film Iron Man. His most recent appearance as Iron Man will be in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming which comes out this next weekend. It will be his 7th time playing the character.
As always for every month, I will be blogging on the mind, will, emotion and spirit of Iron Man. He is a familiar character that many people know and love, most of his fans are typically older in age than say Spider-Man’s fans, partly because the actor is in his 50s, therefore, the oldest in the Avengers (although Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk comes close). Robert’s humor and cocky attitude as Tony Stark is unforgettable and makes the fans laugh constantly whenever he walks into a room in his billionaire suit and sunglasses.
Iron Man is a superhero that isn’t your typical sweetheart cape-wearing, conscientious classic lifesaver, but he is a hero. Over the month of July, I will undercover some things about him you may not have known and show you why he is a hero. On July 7th the world will see him not only being a hero but start training others on how to become one (talk about Creating Heroes!)
So everyone kick back this summer, put on your cool sunglasses and read up on July’s Hero of the Month: Iron Man.
Here are the basics of the character according to comics:
Debut: Tales of Suspense #39 March 1963
Real name: Tony Stark
Base: New York
Powers/Abilities: With suit- Regenerative life support, energy repulsor and missile projection, supersonic flight, superhuman strength, and durability. Without suit- Genius-level intellect, proficient in science and engineering.