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Iron Man Month

Digital Comics Highlights: Iron Man's Armors

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool. Through the decades, no hero has experienced more costume changes than the Armored Avenger himself, and in the spirit of Iron Man Month we've got a Digital Comics Highlights showcasing some of Iron Man's greatest armors! Whether you're a fan of the original gold stovepipe armor or the classic Silver Centurion, we've got a little something for everyone, all available now on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!


TALES OF SUSPENSE #40 Iron Man's second appearance brought with it the first of many armor changes, introducing the classic gold suit! And the upgrade couldn't have come at a better time, as Shellhead faces the menace of...a Cro-Magnon named Gargantus?! Bet you never thought you'd find an Iron Man story this strange, True Believers! But unless Cro-Magnons had the ability to hypnotize whole towns into worshiping them, Gargantus has more to him than meets the armored eye! All this, plus Tony invents motor-powered roller skates for the military!


TALES OF SUSPENSE #65 The cover says it all, folks: "The New Iron Man Fights the Old Iron Man!" Why do the police want to question Shellhead in a string of bank robberies? The real Iron Man sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery, but with his regular armor missing he has no choice but to don an older suit, leading to a story the Bullpen could only call "When Titans Clash!" Check out this action-packed tale brought to you by legendary Iron Man creators Stan Lee and Don Heck!

IRON MAN Vol. 1 #225

IRON MAN Vol. 1 #225 The Silver Centurion armor may have only graced the pages of IRON MAN for less than three years, but it lives to this day in the hearts of true Iron fans the world over-for those massive shoulder pads if nothing else! "Armor Wars," one of the most seminal stories in the Golden Avenger's hallowed history, begins with a bang this issue as Tony Stark discovers someone's stealing his technology and selling it to criminals! Now he'll stop at nothing to get his life's work out of the hands of super villains and heroes alike...but when the dust has settled, what will his quest have cost him?


ULTIMATES #2 Watch Tony Stark take the Ultimate Iron Man redesign on its first test flight as ULTIMATES kicks into high gear! Putting a team of heroes together for the new century, Nick Fury calls upon Stark's ingenuity and vast resources-read: his massive stinking piles of money-to help him out. And if you like this issue, check out the rest of the series to see Ultimate Iron Man's first battle with the Hulk as well as the Ultimates' apocalyptic battle with a race of alien invaders!

IRON MAN Vol. 4 #15

IRON MAN Vol. 4 #15 Meet the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Tony Stark! Just a few short months after nearly losing his life and gaining the new Extremis-enhanced armor, Iron Man takes over the world's premiere intelligence organization in the wake of Civil War! With his new responsibilities, the Armored Avenger has to juggle the super hero gig with the espionage, though the two have a way of mixing to produce some interesting results. When Tony leads a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in to stop a hostage situation, will his super heroic tendencies endanger the lives of the men and women under his command? Need to catch up on your Iron Man reading? Looking for the perfect stories starring Ol' Shellhead? Check out our list of the 10 Collections marked as required reading by any Iron Man fan! For more Iron Man, check out Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. And remember: "Iron Man" comes to a theater near you on May 2! Visit the official "Iron Man" movie site!

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