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First Iron Man Suit Picture

May 9, 2008

iron man first suiteThe long-awaited first picture of the actual suit in the upcoming Iron Man movie has finally been revealed. Frankly, it looks almost exactly like it did in the comics, as you can see by the picture above—which admittedly is a little silly, but so was the Green Goblin outfit in Spider-Man and the Tumbler in Batman Begins. Of course, this isn’t the final suit of Iron Man’s; it’s simply the suit Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) creates to save his life and escape imprisonment, and when he gets back to his home and his billions of dollars in the U.S., he improves it quite a bit and gives it a little color.

Iron Man (2008) Movie Review

May 5, 2008

Iron Man (2008) Movie Review

The Iron Man (Iron Man), the United States to publish the Marvel Comics, AMEKOMI appearance of a fictitious hero. Animation in 1996 that has been broadcast in Japan. 2008 live-action film is being determined.

Real name: Edward Anthony (Tony) Stark (Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark)

America’s huge munitions company’s president and one of the parents was born the son of Tony, 15, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of genius brain’s owner. However, his 20-year-old’s birthday his parents passed away in the accident and I immense heritage management and large-sized companies to get things right. Tony is president of his own brains with many new technologies developed to the next, when people break. On that occasion, during the height of the Vietnam War. Tony practical test equipment and recruits for the Vietnam visit was a jungle, where I accidentally stepped on a land mine, local guerrillas in captivity. Close to the heart. Tony has no much time left. However, he is such a genius inventor of a guerrilla chieftain in his eyes, instead of surgery for the development of new weapons to make the request. Live to accept the request, but Tony, and to develop new weapons to the likeness of the enemy fell swoop, and his heart pacemakers and PAWADOSUTSU, as well as prisoners of war were caugt, taken to the genius physicist Professor cooperation INSEN From development. During the last charge,last time in earning his thanks to Professor INSEN, PAWADOSUTSU run the success of the Iron Man Tony, who dismissed guerrillas. And he never wear armor to its home country to return. Later, Iron Man as a bodyguard to publicize its activities for the hero.

Armors of the 1990s

May 3, 2008

Space Armor, Mk II

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #278

A new space armor design intended to function for weeks on end without maintenance, recharging or restocking of resources. It was able to evade the sophisticated sensors on Kree and Sh’iar spaceships as well as interface with their technology. It also possessed an extremely powerful self-destruct mechanism via its fusion reactor.

[edit] Telepresence Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #280

Critically wounded by a bullet near his spine, Tony Stark was paralyzed from the waist down. After some soul-searching, he designed an armor which would enable him to walk. While his paralysis was ended by the implantation of an organic microchip, this proved only the start of his problems, as the biochip was revealed to be a parasitic life form, designed to consume his own nervous system and replace it with one that could be controlled from the outside. He now needed the support armor even more to protect himself from the people who controlled his body, since his armor cybernetically responded to his own brain. The cybernetic interface and battle computer were integrated with the Telepresence Neural Net, a more subtle armor he used to simulate his degenerating nervous system. While it was still worn as a suit of armor, the functions and muscle control were carried out by the suit, not by the wearer.

War Machine

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #281

This suit was created initially by Stark to deal with the Masters of Silence threat; a later version, JRXL-1000, was designed and built for, and worn for a while by James Rhodes. It was designed for all-out warfare, and was also known as the “Variable Threat Response Battle Suit.” It was not collapsible, and included far heavier carbon-composite-based armor as well as improved tactical computer systems and automatic targeting. Since the Master of Silence were protected against Iron Man’s usual weaponry (Repulsors and Unibeam), those weapons were removed from the first version of the armor. In both iterations, the shoulder mounted weapons are modular and can be removed and replaced. In the first version, both the double-barreled cannon and the laser blade were fixed (the flamethrower was built over the laser blade casing). In the Rhodes model, the wrist weapons became modular too.

  • Repulsors (Rhodes model only): Laser-guided particle beam emission units mounted in the palm of each hand.
  • Unibeam (Rhodes model only): Multi-band light and force beam emitter. Can be adjusted for a variety of effects such as searchlight, heat ray, tractor beam, laser, image inducer and broad-spectrum (UV to Infra-red) light beam.
  • Pulse Bolt Generators (probably Rhodes model only): Plasma discharges that build in intensity as they travel through the atmosphere, picking up static and ambient energy, for a more powerful effect than the repulsors.
  • Force Shield: A focused photon emitter on the back of his left wrist that shapes into a shield.
  • Electromagnetic Pulse: knocks out electrical systems within range, including those of the armor itself, which reboots after six minutes.
  • Double-barreled cannon (wrist-mounted): Wrist-mounted, fires various ammo types. Ammo is user-selectable and is fed from belt circling the upper wrist.
  • Flamethrower (wrist-mounted): Largely ineffective while in-flight.
  • Laser Blade (wrist-mounted)
  • Minigun (shoulder-mounted): Shoulder-mounted and using an electronic firing system. This is a state-of-the-art gatling-type machine gun firing caseless ammunition. It can be loaded with a wide array of various bullet types including stun and armor-piercing. Default loadout is 1800 rounds of depleted uranium bullets which are fired electrically, minimizing moving parts.
  • Micro-Rocket Launcher (shoulder-mounted): Holds a variety of up to eight rockets, including High Explosive, Concussion, Smoke, Flare, and Miniature Nuclear.
  • Particle Beam Discharger (shoulder-mounted): also called plasma cannon.
  • Single barrel missile laucher (shoulder-mounted): similar to a man-portable missile laucher, this weapon holds only a single shot.
  • On one special occasion, the armor was coated with a hyper-refractory prismatic polymer which could deflect the piercing rays of the Living Laser even at maximum power.

NTU-150 Telepresence Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #281

Though similar in design to both the Neo-Classic armor and its remote-controlled counterpart, the NTU-150 incorporated the new SE Telepresence technology, enabling the unit to be operated under full Virtual Control. This unit was not a wearable suit of armor — rather, it was a fully-articulated device controlled by the mental impulses of the user via a remote headset apparatus. The remote headset transmitted commands to the active unit in much the same way as the human brain transmits commands to the central nervous system (in this case, it is via a subspace radio connection, lessening reaction time to almost zero). Similarly, the visual, aural, and (to a lesser degree) tactile information collected by the NTU-150 could be interpreted by the user’s brain in the same way as normal sensory data. The primary difference is that the sensory data collected by the NTU-150 includes a full range of electromagnetic spectra and computer-processed data normally unavailable to humans, while the active devices contained in the unit includes not only analogues to the human body, but weaponry, data collection and processing hardware as well, all under autonomic and voluntary nervous system control. In contrast to traditional robotic devices, the NTU-150 contains no mechanical framework to mimic the action of the human body; the unit’s outer shell is articulated by a multiprocessor-controlled structural integrity field which allows for a much greater range of movement.

Modular Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #300

This unit is a drastic departure from all of the previous armors. Instead of a single cohesive unit, each piece of the armor is a stand alone subsystem that can be interchanged at will. As such, while the overall unit is still referred to as the Mark 11, the actual configuration at any given time will vary. The shell was composed of layered “flex-metal” which could condense itself like a 3-dimensional accordion pleat. Micro-scale suit tiles were fabricated by genetically engineered metal-affinity bacteria, which assembled themselves in specific orderly arrays and then expired, leaving behind various metallic deposits which form all the metal shapes and micro-electronic circuits.

The Modular Armor is rather well-known outside of comics due to it being the main armor in the Iron Man (TV series) and Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom video game series.

Hulkbuster Armor, Mk I

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #304

The Hulkbuster armor is a heavy-duty exo-frame (an add-on to the Mk. XI Modular Armor) designed for maximum strength amplification at the cost of reduced versatility and mobility. As its name suggests, it was specifically designed for hand-to-hand combat with the rampaging Hulk. The armor was rated with a lift (press) capacity of 175 tons. During its maiden run, the armor enabled Stark to hold his own in sustained physical combat with the Hulk. In subsequent battles with the Hulk, however, Stark has declined to utilize this armor, so it is unclear whether it is indeed capable of defeating the Hulk.

Arctic Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #318

Very little is known about this armor. Stark — or possibly an evil doppelgänger — used it to travel to an Arctic bunker. It is hypothesized that the armor may have special thermal units for added wearer insulation. It also looked very striking, being blue and silver in color, and possessing a unique hexagonal chest beam.

Crossing Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #319 (August, 1995)

This armor may reflect the mindset that resulted from Tony Stark being controlled more and more by Immortus. He did away with the still perfectly serviceable (and because of its very nature still state-of-the-art) Modular Armor and constructed a much more specialized armor – this one, with hindsight, was definitely designed for combat. In fact it is possible it was designed to take on the Avengers.

Its appearance was simpler, sporting rivets as its only decoration. Bulky gauntlets housed more powerful repulsors on top of the wrist instead of in the palm of the hand. As Tony was dragged deeper and deeper into Immortus´ plan, it seemed his armor reflected this – going from blood-red and gold to darker burgundy-and-bronze.

Retro Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #325 (February, 1996)

This armor’s design history is unknown; it stands out because it, out of all the other armors in the armory, it was picked by “Teen Tony”, a Tony Stark who had been plucked out of an alternate time stream many years in the past to help fight his present-day self who was believed to be controlled by Kang the Conqueror (actually Immortus, but this was unknown at the time). It is referred to as the Retro armor here because some of its design details reflect a 1950’s car. It was otherwise unremarkable and was destroyed by the present-day Tony Stark in minutes.

Teen Tony Armor

After the Crossing disaster was over, Tony Stark was dead and his teenage counterpart from the past had his heart ripped to shreds. In an ironic twist, he still needed a cybernetic chestplate after surgery to make sure it would keep beating.

While not originally intending to build an armor, the young Tony soon found himself reinforcing the basic chestplate, then adding gauntlets, and finally, after a near-fatal encounter with the supervillain Frostbite, he threw together an armor built out of a mishmash of spare parts lying around Avengers Mansion.

Soon after, he set to improving his design, and ended up with a basic, but very functional Iron Man armor, consisting merely of a torso unit (worn at all times) and gloves, boots and a helmet which compressed to a size which could be practically stored under ordinary clothes; when activated, they would take their rigid, expanded size and shape and Tony’s limbs would be covered in “hard light” fields serving instead of the traditional, flexible armor (although it looked identical).

Heroes Reborn Armor

  • First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 2) #1 (November, 1996)

During the Onslaught event, Tony Stark was one of the heroes who sacrificed himself to defeat the menace, and consequently was shunted into a newly-created pocket universe by reality-altering mutant Franklin Richards.

In the new universe, every person had a new, but complete history – including a childhood, youth and adulthood – and no memory of their original universe. So Iron Man had to be reborn – and he was, this time not as a result of a booby trap in the Far East, but a direct encounter with the newly-born Incredible Hulk. His chest pierced by shrapnel from a crashed helicopter, Tony Stark had no choice but to don an experimental exoskeleton (Project: Prometheus Rising) which had cost the life of one of his closest friends before. He had to keep wearing the chest plate constantly to keep his shredded heart beating thereafter.

The paradigm of this armor was quite different from the one Iron Man had worn for years in the baseline universe, but the arrangement of weapons, and, oddly enough, the color scheme, remained similar. Its sensors seemed somewhat more advanced. It remained cloaked when not worn, but could join up with the chestplate in seconds when called.