Iron Man series

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Iron Man series
Developer Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, Jack Kirby
Publisher Data East, Electronic Arts, Sega, Capcom, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Disney Interactive
Systems As noted below
Released 1963-present (comics)
1966-present (television)
1991-present (video games)
2006-present (films)
Added to Museum As noted below

The Iron Man series is an American multimedia series consisting of comics, television shows, films, music, and video games.

Iron Man is a superhero created in March 1963 by the Marvel writers Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, and the artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

Fictional character biography

Billionaire genius-industrialist Tony Stark was captured by terrorists. Instead of making weapons, as the terrorists demanded, he made a weaponized flying suit of armor and escaped. Upon his return, Stark improved the design of the armor and became a superhero named Iron Man.

In order to keep up with the increasingly powerful threats, Stark continuously built new versions of the Iron Man armor. He also eventually changed the direction of the company he inherited from his father, Howard Stark. Tony hoped to make up for the past mistakes made by himself and his father by changing the aim of Stark Industries to one that would be more beneficial to humankind rather than weapons manufacturing.

Iron Man was a founding member of the superhero team, the Avengers. He was also part of the superspy agency, S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel comics

The Iron Man featured in the main universe in the Marvel comics is the original version of the character. In this universe, Tony Stark was affected by his drinking and spent significant time as a recovering alcoholic.

This version of Tony Stark was briefly the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

The three Iron Man films, the first four Avengers films, and Spider-Man: Homecoming featured an Iron Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this universe, Tony Stark's drinking didn't affect his life as much as his post-traumatic stress suffered from the Chitauri alien invasion led by the Norse God of Mischief, Loki, and orchestrated by the Mad Titan, Thanos, in the first Avengers film.

This version of Tony Stark was merely a consultant for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Iron Man films

Title Studio Release Added to museum Notes
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie MLG Productions
(Marvel and Lionsgate)
2006 Not yet Animated film based on the first six issues of the Ultimates comic.
Ultimate Avengers: Rise of the Panther MLG Productions
(Marvel and Lionsgate)
2006 Not yet Animated sequel to Ultimate Avengers: The Movie.
The Invincible Iron Man MLG Productions
(Marvel and Lionsgate)
2007 Not yet Animated film based on the Marvel Comics version of Iron Man.
The Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow MLG Productions
(Marvel and Lionsgate)
2008 Not yet Animated film wherein Iron Man trains the children of slain Avengers.
Iron Man Marvel Studios 2008 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Planet Hulk MLG Productions
(Marvel and Lionsgate)
2010 Not yet Animated film based on the comic of the same name.
Iron Man 2 Marvel Studios 2010 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Avengers Marvel Studios 2012 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Iron Man 3 Marvel Studios 2013 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Madhouse 2013 Not yet Anime follow-up to Iron Man: Animated Series.
Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United Marvel Animation 2013 Not yet Animated film based on Marvel Comics characters.
Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United Marvel Animation 2014 Not yet Animated film based on Marvel Comics characters.
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Madhouse 2014 Not yet Anime follow-up to Iron Man: Animated Series.
Marvel Super Heroes: Frost Fight! Marvel Animation 2014 Not yet Animated film based on Marvel Comics characters.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios 2015 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain America: Civil War Marvel Studios 2016 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel Studios 2017 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Infinity War Marvel Studios 2018 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Endgame Marvel Studios 2019 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Black Widow Marvel Studios 2020 Not yet Live action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Iron Man video games

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Captain America and The Avengers Data East
Opera House
Realtime Associates
Arcade
Genesis
SNES
Game Boy
Game Gear
1991 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Captain America and The Avengers Data East NES 1991 Not yet Platformer based on Marvel Comics characters. Iron Man and Vision were captured by the Mandarin.
Marvel Super Heroes Capcom
Iron Galaxy Studios
Arcade
Saturn
PS1
PS3
Xbox 360
1995 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Re-released via emulation in the Marvel vs. Capcom Origins compilation in 2012.
Avengers in Galactic Storm Data East Arcade 1996 Not yet Fighting game based on Marvel Comics characters. Iron Man was an assist character.
Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal Realtime Associates PS1
Saturn
Game Boy
Game Gear
DOS
1996 Not yet Based on the Marvel Comics version of Iron Man and X-O Manowar by Valiant Comics.
Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems Capcom
Iron Galaxy Studios
Super NES 1996 Not yet Brawler based on The Infinity Guantlet and Infinity War storylines in Marvel Comics.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Capcom
Iron Galaxy Studios
Arcade
Dreamcast
PS1
PS3
Xbox 360
1998 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Re-released via emulation in the Marvel vs. Capcom Origins compilation in 2012.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Capcom
Backbone Entertainment
Arcade
Dreamcast
PS2
PS3
Xbox
Xbox 360
iOS
2000 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Re-released via emulation in 2009.
The Invincible Iron Man Torus Games GBA 2002 Not yet Action game based on the Marvel Comics version of Iron Man.
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Nihilistic Software
EA Canada
GameCube
PS2
DS
Xbox
PSP
2005 Not yet Fighting game based on the Marvel Nemesis storyline in Marvel Comics.
The Punisher Nihilistic Software
EA Canada
Windows
PS2
Xbox
2005 Not yet Stealth game based on the 2004 film and Marvel Comics. Iron Man has a non-playable role.
Iron Man: The Video Game Secret Level
A2M
PS3
Xbox 360
PS2
PSP
Nintendo DS
Wii
Windows
2008 Not yet Action-adventure game based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an original story.
Iron Man 2 Secret Level
High Voltage
PS3
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
PSP
Wii
2010 Not yet Action-adventure game based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an original story.
Iron Man 2 Gameloft iOS
Blackberry
2010 Not yet Action-adventure game based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe film of the same name.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Capcom
Eighting
PS3
Xbox 360
2011 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Capcom
Eighting
PS3
Xbox 360
Vita
PS4
Xbox One
Windows
2011 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Iron Man 3: The Official Game Gameloft iOS
Blackberry
2013 Not yet Endless runner based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an original story.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Traveller's Tales Windows
PS3
PS4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U]
macOS
2013 Not yet Action-adventure game based on Marvel Comics. Iron Man's appearance is based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril TT Fusion iOS
Android
DS
3DS
Vita
2013 Not yet Action-adventure game based on Marvel Comics. Iron Man's appearance is based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition Avalanche Software Windows
PS3
PS4
Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
iOS
Android
2014 Windows: 1/19/18 Toys-to-life game with Iron Man and Avengers playset, based on Marvel Comics.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Avalanche Software Windows
PS3
PS4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
iOS
Android
2015 Windows: 1/19/18 Toys-to-life game with Hulkbuster Iron Man and Battlegrounds Playset, based on Marvel Comics.
Lego Marvel's Avengers Traveller's Tales
TT Fusion
Windows
PS3
PS4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
macOS
3DS
Vita
2016 Not yet Action-adventure game based on Marvel Cinematic Universe films, which also includes characters from Marvel Comics.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Traveller's Tales Windows
PS4
Xbox One
Switch
2017 Not yet Action-adventure game based on Marvel Comics. Iron Man's appearance is based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Capcom PS4
Xbox One
Windows
2017 Not yet Brawler based on Marvel Comics characters.
Marvel's Avengers Crystal Dynamics
Eidos Montréal
PS4
Stadia
Xbox One
Windows
2020 Not yet