Iron Man The Iron Age (1998) comic books
You know that Tony Stark is a cool exec with a heart of steel, but do you know how he transformed from a glib playboy into a brilliant industrialist and iron-willed hero? Set around the time of Tales of Suspense (1959) #41, this "untold tale" with a twist reveals how the deaths of Tony's parents forged his destiny--and also reveals the fact that their tragic demise may not have been an accident, but may have been caused by a brand-new foe! Corporate maneuverings, federal agents, black tie schmoozing, international espionage, high-tech action--if it's classic Iron Man action you want, this is the story that delivers! Written by Kurt Busiek. Art by Patrick Zircher and Bob McLeod. 48 pages. Bookshelf format. Cover price $5.99.
The thrilling climax to the untold tale that reveals secrets integral to the legend of Iron Man! How did Tony Stark transform from a glib playboy into a steel-willed hero? How did Tony's parents really die? If you crave classic Iron Man action (with plenty of high-tech action and international espionage), then this two-part bookshelf limited series--written by Iron Man's regular series scribe Kurt Busiek--is for you! Written by Kurt Busiek and Richard Howell. Art by Patrick Zircher and Bob McLeod. 48 pages. Bookshelf format. Cover price $5.99.