Ages of Iron Man SC (2015 McFarland) Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times comic books
1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. Billionaire industrialist, cold warrior, weapons designer, alcoholic, philanthropist, Avenger - Tony Stark, the alter-ego of Marvel Comics' Iron Man, has played many roles in his five decades as a superhero. From his 1963 comics debut in Tales of Suspense to the recent film adaptations, hundreds of creators have had a hand in writing the character with evolving depictions and distinct artistic styles. This collection of essays provides an historical overview of an important figure in American popular culture and a close reading of Iron Man's most iconic story lines, including his origin in Vietnam, "Demon in a Bottle," "Civil War," and "Extremis." Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 278 pages, Text Only. Cover price $40.00.