Iron Man

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Member of a mutated subspecies of humanity

Occupation: Adventurer

Affiliations: Ted, Jean, Major

Enemies: Nazis

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Worldwide

First Appearance: Better Comics #1 (March 1941)

Powers/Abilities: Amphibious. Possesses superhuman strength sufficient to punch through steel. His legs are powerful enough to allow him to make gigantic leaps through the air.

History: Iron Man was the last surviving member of a race of highly evolved, super powered people who lived in the South Seas. After the rest of his people were killed by an earthquake, he continued on alone, living inside a sunken palace beneath the oceans. However the Second World War drew him out of his mourning when he was discovered by an explorer, the Major, and ended up saving the Major and two children, Ted and Jean, from Nazis. He came to the surface world, and having decided the Nazis were no better than pirates, whom he also abhored, Iron Man dedicated himself to the Allied cause.

Comments: Created by Vernon Miller, a former Disney artist. Iron Man bears the distiction of being the first Canadian superhero to be appear after wartime shortages caused a ban on the import of U.S. comics in December 1940.

Thanks to Cedric for sending the first colour image of the character, used below right.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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