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Revamped Iron Man Respect Thread

Industrialist Tony Stark is a technological visionary... a famous, wealthy and unparalleled inventor. Gravely injured by an act of industrial sabotage, Stark saved his own life by designing a life-sustaining shell. With the world's most advanced and powerful suit of armor, Stark transforms into its greatest human fighting machine. He is the Golden Avenger known as Iron Man.

This is the Revamped Respect Thread for one of Marvel's most famous heroes. The man behind the armor is a futurist and a prolific self-improver. Accordingly, Stark has invented and upgraded multiple suits of armor throughout the decades. Out of convenience, I've decided to categorize his feats and fights by using his different armors (mostly by chronological order). His most iconic suits of armor were general purpose and generally saw use for dozens, if not hundreds, of issues at a time and that's where this thread begins. Different tasks demand specialization however, and Stark's also built a menagerie of special purpose armors. They will also be showcased, even though some of these armors ended up having only a single purpose. The names I've used are unofficial.

Feel free to contribute but please try not to double up on scans. Use thumbnails or links wherever possible. To avoid duplication, every single scan cites an issue #. As with every respect thread, no trolling or disrespect please. All feats are canon and no alternate reality or alternate version feats will (or should) be referenced.

I. RESPECT
II. MARK ZERO ARMOR
III. MARK I ARMOR
IV. CLASSIC ARMOR
V. SILVER CENTURION ARMOR
VI. NEO-CLASSIC ARMOR
VII. MODULAR MARK I ARMOR
VIII. CROSSING ARMOR
IX. HEROES RETURN ARMOR
X. SKIN ARMOR
XI. PENTAGON ARMOR
XII. EXTREMIS ARMOR
XIII. HYPERVELOCITY ARMOR
XIV. BLEEDING EDGE ARMOR
XV. MODULAR MARK II ARMOR
XVI. SPACE ARMORS
XVII. STEALTH ARMORS
XVIII. DEEP SEA ARMORS
XIX. HULKBUSTER ARMORS
XX. HEAVY DUTY ARMORS
XXI. TUNNELING ARMORS
XXII. SINGLE PURPOSE ARMORS
XXIII. STARK RESPECT
XXIV. STARK INTELLIGENCE
XXV. STARK INVENTIONS
XXVI. STARK KNOWLEDGE
XXVII. STARK SKILL
XXVIII. STARK WILLPOWER
XXIX. IRON MAN FIGHTS
XXX. ESSENTIAL IRON MAN
XXXI. IRON MAN'S FUTURE


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I. RESPECT


Iron Man, along with his alter ego Tony Stark, is one of the most recognized and respected super-heroes on Earth. But he has also earned the personal respect of most of his super-hero peers. After his first encounter with the X-Men, Professor X communicates, "You risked your life for one of my X-Men! No matter who you really are, I shall repay you some day! I promise you that!" From Tales of Suspense #49:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...pect01TOS49.jpg

Tony Stark has always played an instrumental role in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s organization. Accordingly, Nick Fury has bluntly stated, "Me, I figure if Stark's a traitor, so was Patrick Henry!" From Iron Man #10:
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Iron Man has earned respect internationally as well. The arrogant Sunfire admits, "I cannot help but owe you a debt I can never repay! Farewell -- you have earned my respect, Iron Man!" From Iron Man #70:
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This respect reaches the deep depths of the ocean. Namor considers him thusly, "Tony Stark is the most irritating lung-man I have ever met. But he is, in his own way, as regal as either of the true princes of the blood with you here today."
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Iron Man's reputation as a hero extends beyond the planet as well when he first thwarted Thanos' machinations. Drax the Destroyer states, "[I]n any case, I owe you my life, Earthman! How can I-- and the Titans -- ever repay you?" From Iron Man #55:
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The alien Rigellians study Iron Man and Jack of Hearts, "We have learned all we can Fleet Commander! They possess incredible power, but mean us no harm! Given time, we could duplicate this Iron Man's amazing armor but we have not the time -- !" From Iron Man #110:
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It may not be readily apparent, but Iron Man has even inspired several super-heroes directly. Hawkeye recounts, "Seeing [Iron Man] go into action, I just knew that's what I wanted to do with myself. So I modified my carny outfit a bit and strode off naively into the night to become a hero." From Hawkeye #1:
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When the incomparable Squirrel Girl's request to be his sidekick is rejected, she exclaims, "But... but you're my personal hero! You can't say no!" From Marvel Super-Heroes Winter Special #8:
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Even the enchanted sword Excalibur found Iron Man to be a worthy champion in Iron Man #250:
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As Merlin reveals, Iron Man was "the chosen champion of Arthur Pendragon" in Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #3:
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Certainly his closest allies have had a lot to say over the years. Ms. Marvel tells him, "This is why you're the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Stark. Because you're stronger than anyone. . . . You're here because impossible things happen, and when they do, they call on you to deal with them." From Avenges/Invaders #2:
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Black Widow reminds him during his lowest moment in Secret Invasion, "You're not a Skrull. She was working you over. They're working you because there's five people on the planet that can stop this and you're one of them." From Secret Invasion #4:
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And despite having butted heads often throughout their careers, Captain America can admit there's more to him than that, "None of us are quite up to Tony Stark's speed -- even when he's comatose." From Invincible Iron Man #22:
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The God of Thunder, Thor, counts Iron Man among his closest personal friends and reminds him directly, "You are as much a god as any immortal I have ever known, Tony Stark." From Thor #390 and Thor God of Thunder #3:
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And even the All-Father Odin has deigned to grace Stark with his presence. "I came here. I came. I came to see you, Stark. You. Do you realize what that means? I came to see you. " From Fear Itself #7.3:
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I. RESPECT (cont'd)


Among all the Avengers present, Count Nefaria "consider[s Iron Man] the most dangerous save Thor . . . ." From Avengers #166:
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Similarly, Kang notes that his "armored might far outstrips the Vision's . . . ." From Giant-Size Avengers #2:
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Iron Man's other nemeses possess more than their fair share of respect and hatred of him. Justin Hammer muses, "But no matter how original my strategy, how deft my playing skills -- he always won. And won honestly. I've never hated a man more." From Iron Man: Bad Blood #3:
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Taskmaster knows, "I would never be able to defeat Iron Man hand-to-hand -- I know, because I've been there before." From Taskmaster #1:
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In response to his accusations that he was being suicidal, an unstable Robert Reynolds asks Norman Osborn if he was going to kill him. He responds, "No! But Reed Richards can! Tony Stark can! Victor von Doom can! You'll force them to!" From Dark Avengers #13:
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Speaking of which, when Stark faked his death, Doctor Doom actually decreed a day of mourning throughout Latveria, "Let us now drink to the memory of a worthy opponent." From Iron Man #284:
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The High Evolutionary declared Iron Man to be "the perfect synthesis of man and technology" in Iron Man/Thor #2:
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After Rings of the Mandarin, Malekith and the Dark Elves now fear the legend of the Iron Man. From Iron Man vol.5 #28:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ect22IMv528.jpg

Thanos begrudgingly admitted Iron Man was a great threat to his plans, "Next must go Iron Man! Twice he's blundered into my plans -- and each time, come far too close to stopping me!" From Captain Marvel #31:
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Mephisto regarded Iron Man as a "major force for good" in the Overworld and schemed to eliminate him personally in Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1:
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Finally, Tony Stark has even earned the notice of Abstracts. Makkari the prophet of the Dreaming Celestial reveals, "And by the way, Iron Man... ? It likes you." From Eternals vol.3 #6:
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II. MARK ZERO ARMOR


The original Iron Man armor. Built in a cave with Dr. Ho Yinsen's assistance.

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The original Mark Zero armor represents many things for Tony Stark. His genius, for being able to create a working mobile weapons system and defensive exoskeleton. His resourcefulness, for being able to create it with nothing but spare scraps. His hubris, for having to build it after being wounded by his own munitions that his wealth was based on. And, ultimately, his destiny as a hero.


STRENGTH

The Mark Zero armor was no slouch in the strength department. The Mark Zero armor is capable of lifting a giant lizard monster back out over the oceans in Iron Man #193:
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Here it balances a pair of large barbells on its fingertips in Iron Man #244:
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The vastly more powerful and sophisticated Iron Patriot armor bears down on the Mark Zero suit, but its pressing strength is enough to stop him cold in Invincible Iron Man #19:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth02IIM19.jpg

Here, a simple flexing of his shoulders snaps metal restraints in Iron Man #193:
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DURABILITY

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While the Mark Zero armor looks rather clunky and rickety, it's ability to withstand blunt force was enough to keep its pilot alive despite an Ultimo smashing it into the ground head-first repeatedly. From Iron Man #300:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lunt01IM300.jpg

It also survived a sustained beating at the hands of the superior Iron Patriot armor in Invincible Iron Man #19:
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The Mark Zero armor was built with the idea of fighting off a camp of militants in mind. So obviously, the Mark Zero armor was completely bullet-proof to piercing damage. From Tales of Suspense #40, Iron Man #197 and Iron Man vol.4 #5:
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The Mark Zero was also highly resistant to energy attacks. Here, it shrugs off direct repulsor ray blasts from the Iron Patriot armor in Invincible Iron Man #19:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ergy01IIM19.jpg


SPEED

The Mark Zero armor's flight speed is fast enough to catch a helicopter but no one that is outfitted with a rocket booster, much to Stark's chagrin in Iron Man #197:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...cing02IM197.jpg

In the space of only half an hour, the Mark Zero armor alternately flies and leaps hundreds of miles from Iran all the way to Dubai in Invincible Iron Man #19:
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As seen above, the Mark Zero armor was capable of making huge leaps when its limited fight systems were exhausted. Here he travels across Iran with these leaps in Invincible Iron Man #19:
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BLASTING POWER

As a prototype, the Mark Zero armor's offensive capabilities were not nearly as great as future models. Here, Stark notes that the Mark Zero armor's repulsor rays operate at only half the blasting power of future versions of the armor in Iron Man #192:
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II. MARK ZERO ARMOR (cont'd)


REPULSOR RAYS

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The original Mark Zero armor was outfitted with rudimentary repulsor rays capable of blowing through soldiers. As shown in this flashback in Iron Man vol.4 #5 and in Invincible Iron Man #18:
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UNI-BEAM

The Mark Zero armor also possessed a uni-beam weapon that could fire blasts from the chest's repulsor node. From Iron Man vol.4 #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...beam01IMv45.jpg


OTHER WEAPON SYSTEMS

The Mark Zero armor was also equipped with a streaming flamethrower in its glove units. From Iron Man vol.4 #5:
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After a bit of refitting, the flamethrowers were repositioned to the hip as shown here when battling the Iron Patriot in Invincible Iron Man #19:
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Even though Stark was working with scraps, he was working with scraps of his own munitions. Because of that, he was able to equip the Mark Zero armor with cluster bomblets. From Iron Man vol.4 #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mbletsIMv45.jpg

The Mark Zero armor was also capable of conducting a strong electrical discharge through contact with the armor. From Tales of suspense #40:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Discharge40.jpg


MAGNETISM

The Mark Zero armor "could move materials of immense weight with beams of controlled magnetism and reverse magnetism." From Iron Man #244:
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The Mark Zero armor could use transistor-empowered magnetism to yank away guns from soldier's grasps in Tales of Suspense #39:
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The Mark Zero armor's magnetic abilities could also repel gunfire in mid-flight, from Iron Man #244:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism02IM244.jpg

Here, the Mark Zero armor carries a positive magnetic charge powerful enough to repel another of his armor's own positive charges in Iron Man #192:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ism01aIM192.jpg


OTHER ABILITIES

The Mark Zero armor was the first armor capable of collapsible folding. From Tales of Suspense #40:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...r03-Folding.jpg

Despite its clunky design, the original Mark Zero armor was capable of limited flight from its inception. From Tales of Suspense #39 and Invincible Iron Man #18:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...FlightTOS39.jpg
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The Mark Zero Armor was capable of electronic jamming, as shown in Tales of Suspense #40:
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ORIGIN

The origin of the Mark Zero armor has been told and retold numerous times and has changed very little. Taken hostage when he was gravely injured by his own landmines, a piece of shrapnel was nearing his heart with every passing heartbeat. Forced to repurpose Stark weapons for his captors, he instead developed a chestplate which would magnetically keep the shrapnel at bay with fellow captive Dr. Ho Yinsen. He also designed the Mark Zero armor to destroy the hostage camp and, despite Yinsen's tragic death, escaped his captors. As retold in this flashback in Iron Man vol.4 #5:

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UPGRADES

As recollected here, after Stark made it back to the States, he "improved it some -- onboard O.S., lenses, heating and cooling systems, rudimentary repulsor weapons..." From Invincible Iron Man #18:
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III. MARK I ARMOR


Iron Man's first refined armor and the reason behind his namesake, the "Golden Avenger."

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Only one issue after his original appearance in Tales of Suspense #39, and now having all of his resources at his disposal, Stark decided to make improvements to his original armor. And they weren't just cosmetic.


STRENGTH

While the Mark I armor was far from the most sophisticated of his suits. It was "by far, the strongest" among the early suits of his career. From Iron Man and the Armor Wars #2:
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The Mark I Armor was capable of easily lifting and uprooting a tree, from Tales of Suspense #46:
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The Mark I armor's pressing strength was capable of easily shoving a ten-ton truck careening into his foe, from Tales of Suspense #40:
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The Mark I easily crushes a cannon ball into pieces in Tales of Suspense #41 and retold in Amazing Spider-Man vol.3 #1.4:
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The Mark I shoves "the prow of another ship away... avoiding a collision" in Tales of Suspense #41:
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Here, the Mark I takes a steel shaft, crushes it, and then quickly remolds it into a makeshift grapple against the Savage Hulk in Avengers #1:
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While the previous feats seem relatively pedestrian, the Mark I armor proved strong enough to arm-wrestle Thor for a time in Avengers Classic #1:
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A villain bids the Mark I armor into tearing down an entire prison wall in Tales of Suspense #41:
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Later, Stark uses the Mark I to burrow through an island's bedrock from offshore straight into a villain's hideout with its bare hands in Tales of Suspense #41:
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In terms of striking power, the Mark I could easily send a multi-ton robot flying through the air with a single punch in Iron Man: The Iron Age #1:
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The Mark I was strong enough to tackle Hulk through a building and pancake him into the ground, stunning him in Avengers: The Origin #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sTheOrigin4.jpg


DURABILITY

Similarly, while the Mark I was never supposed to be one of his more advanced armors, it was still plenty durable. Here, the Mark I proves its resiliency against pure blunt force by grabbing onto a careening aircraft as it crashes to the ground and takes the "full brunt of the impact himself." From Tales of Suspense #46:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lunt01TOS46.jpg

The Mark I takes a sustained beating at the hands of an enraged Gray Hulk in Hulk: Gray #4:
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The Mark I armor later traded blows with an enraged Savage Hulk in Avengers: The Origin #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sTheOrigin4.jpg

The Mark I armor was just as impervious to piercing damage as the Mark Zero. Here, spears break upon its chassis in Tales of Suspense #44:
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As to be expected, the Mark I armor was also completely bullet-proof against small arms fire and artillery. From Tales of Suspense #41 and 45:
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A wide array of jack-hammer shells and shrapnel charges are no-sold by the Mark I in Iron Man: The Iron Age #1:
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The Mark I was capable of withstanding a wide range of temperature variances. Here, after upgrading his armor, he no-sells the Melter's heat ray in Tales of Suspense #47:
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Chemical corrosive gas was also completely useless against the Mark I armor in The Iron Age #1:
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SPEED

The Mark I was far from being a speed demon, but it could easily travel at a rate of 200 mph... on jet skates. From Tales of Suspense #45:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ISpeedTOS45.jpg


BLASTING POWER

The Mark I's repulsor blasts were capable of hurting and sending a Gray Hulk reeling from them in Hulk: Gray #4:
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III. MARK I ARMOR (cont'd)


REPULSOR RAYS

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The Mark I armor was also capable of firing repulsor rays. "Properly phased" ones were capable of penetrating Dr. Doom's force-fields in Avengers #1.5:
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UNI-BEAM

The Mark I armor's uni-beam weapon was capable of staggering the Savage Hulk in Avengers: The Origin #5:
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The uni-beam was also capable of emitting various types of blasts. The term is actually short for "universal beam." Here, he fires heat rays in Tales of Suspense #45:
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OTHER WEAPON SYSTEMS

The Mark I armor was also equipped with a streaming flamethrower in its glove units. From Iron Man: The Iron Age #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...icsIronAge1.jpg

The Mark I armor was the first of many armors to make the use of tight beam sonics. From Iron Man: The Iron Age #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...icsIronAge1.jpg

The Mark I could also emit electrical discharges, from Avengers #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...geAvengers2.jpg


FORCE-FIELDS

The Mark I armor was the first armor outfitted with limited force-fields. Here, it shields him from the Crimson Dynamo's electrical bolts in Tales of Suspense #46:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...elds01TOS46.jpg

The Mark I was also capable of creating a repulsor field to neutralize the grip of his foe's grappler beam in Marvel Comics Presents #58:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion01MCP58.jpg


MAGNETISM

Like the Mark Zero, the Mark I armor was capable of using magnetism. Here, he juggles seven cars in the air and makes each of them twirl and rotate. From Tales of Suspense #41:
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Here he magnetizes his armor to reinforce his stance in Avengers #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...agnetism04a.jpg

Here, he pulls away a pair of pistols from thieves with magnetism in Fury #1:
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As stated earlier, most of the Iron Man's abilities are magnetic in nature. The same holds true for his repulsor rays which originally started out as controlled bursts of magnetism. Here, the power of the Mark I's magnetism is displayed when the Space Phantom uses it to deflects a thrown Mjolnir right back at Thor in Avengers #2:
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III. MARK I ARMOR (cont'd)


ENERGY ABSORPTION

The Mark I armor was also the first armor that could absorb energy from various sources. Here, he powers himself with solar batteries in Avengers #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...esAvengers1.jpg

Here, a thunderbolt from Mjolnir recharges him in Avengers #1.5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...01Avengers5.jpg

Here, he adjusts his adaptors and siphons power directly from a grappler beam to power a make-shift force-field in Marvel Comics Presents #58:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion01MCP58.jpg


OTHER ABILITIES

Unlike the Mark Zero, the Mark I armor was capable of sustained flight. Here he travels for hours cross-country in Avengers #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...esAvengers1.jpg

Unlike the Mark Zero armor, the Mark I had an array of scanners including radar. From Avengers #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...02Avengers2.jpg

The Mark I armor could also sense electrical sources. From Tales of Suspense #41:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ners01TOS41.jpg


ARMOR DEVICES

Since Stark was not limited to scraps in a cave, he was able to outfit the Mark I with a number of devices. For instance, the Mark I armor was the first armor outfitted with his infamous jet skates. From Tales of Suspense #45:
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Jet-stream discs in his palms were powerful enough to keep Savage Hulk and Giant-Man at bay in Avengers #2:
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Centripetal motors enabled him to spin around and high enough speeds to counteract an out-of-control wind tunnel device in Tales of Suspense #43:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...MotorsTOS43.jpg

Long ago, the Mark I used powered clippers to tunnel from deep underground in Tales of Suspense #43. As silly as they might seem, their use was referenced decades later in this flashback in Iron Man Annual #12:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...04-Clippers.jpg
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Seemingly more practical, the Mark I armor could also equip a diamond drill attachment for tunneling. From Tales of Suspense #40 and 44:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rDrillTOS40.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...dDrillTOS44.jpg

The Mark I armor was also capable of electric signal jamming, as shown in Tales of Suspense #45:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...nterference.jpg


ORIGIN

The origin of the Mark I armor isn't very extensive, or complicated. At its most basic, it was a replica of the original Mark Zero armor with a clean paint of golden paint. This idea was specifically for counter-acting its otherwise menacing exterior. From Tales of Suspense #40:

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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR


The most iconic suit of Iron Man armor and easily the one suit with the longest career usage.

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The Mark Zero and I armors saw only several issues of use. Eventually, Iron Man would create a completely new suit of red-and-gold armor. He would stick with this new design through several direct upgrades and many years. Much more advanced and boasting sophisticated arsenals, the Classic armor would make Iron Man one of the most powerful fighting machines in comics.


STRENGTH

"Almost effortlessly, Iron Man lifts the multi-ton weight and rockets it to its foundation." From Avengers Annual #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gersAnnual8.jpg

Iron Man famously helped lift and throw a gravimetrically compressed ball of matter weighing million tons in Avengers #159:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers159.jpg

Here, Iron Man tugs several battleships out to sea in Iron Man #121:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...cStrength09.jpg

The Classic armor's pressing strength was strong enough to keep an entire building's rubble off of him in Tales of Suspense #53:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth01TOS53.jpg

This time he keeps an entire skyscraper from tipping over and eventually straightens its vertical position in Iron Man #135:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth11IM135.jpg

Even drained, the Classic armor was powerful enough to keep a massive missile from fully tipping over and crashing down onto innocents in Iron Man #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rength04IM3.jpg

While drained of power, a simple flex of his arms snaps forged steel chain restraints in Iron Man #101:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth06IM101.jpg

Despite having no leverage, a boost of power allows him to flex free from Constrictor's adamantium coils in Iron Man #127:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth10IM127.jpg

The Classic armor outright overpowers Mr. Hyde in a wrestling match in Avengers Season One #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sSeasonOne1.jpg

The Classic armor was powerful enough to tear a battleship's steel hull apart with its bare hands in Iron Man #121:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth08IM121.jpg

Here he tears apart steel doors in Iron Man #151:
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This time, James Rhodes uses the Classic armor to tear right through a door of solid titanium "easier than pushing a paperclip across a table" in Iron Man #170:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngth13IM170.jpg

In terms of striking power, the Classic armor's improved gauntlets "pack twice the wallop of [his] previous ones." From Tales of Suspense #48:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ower01TOS48.jpg

With regards to fisticuffs, Iron Man has hung tough with a lot of bruisers. Here, he takes it to Luke Cage in Power Man #17:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...6PowerMan17.jpg

Here he staggers Atlas in his ionic form with a punch in Avengers vol.3 #33:
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The Classic armor was strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Namor. Indeed, Namor exclaims, "Never -- on land or under the sea - have I been struck a mightier blow!" From Tales to Astonish #82:
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Here he slugs it out with the immortal Hercules in Avengers #163:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Champions05.jpg

The Classic armor could even match Savage Hulk blow for blow... at least until he got too angry. From Hulk Smash Avengers #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...shAvengers1.jpg

By overriding his "maximum output limiters" he can amp his strength for a short time to levels that stagger even Count Nefaria at the height of his powers in Avengers #166:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers166.jpg

When he channels all his power into a single punch, he is capable of delivering a tremendous blow that famously ko'ed a stunned Savage Hulk in Iron Man #132:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ower09IM132.jpg

At full power, he's even divebombed the Silver Surfer with such force that they are both knocked out in Sub-Mariner #35:
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Furthermore, when the "armor is charged with enough energy -- say from a multi-million killowatt lightning bolt" his blows are capable of toppling even Thor. From Avengers #220:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


DURABILITY

To go along with its incredible strength, the Classic armor possessed a great capacity for withstanding blunt force. The Machine Man understands, "I'll never be able to batter him into submission. Whatever he's made of is harder than what I'm made of.." From Iron Man #168:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lunt07IM168.jpg

Iron Man completely shrugs off a full Iron Fist to the chest in Iron Fist #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...03IronFist1.jpg

The Classic armor was capable of withstanding She-Hulk's full force blows in Savage She-Hulk #6:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...geShe-Hulk6.jpg

Here he withstands Namor's punches in Tales to Astonish #82:
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Wonder Man in his ionic form hammers Iron Man but doesn't put him down in Avengers vol.3 #33 and Thunderbolts #44:
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Here, he takes a punch from an enraged Savage Hulk in Hulk Smash Avengers #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...shAvengers1.jpg

The Classic armor holds up against a left cross from Captain Britain in The Iron Age #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...t13IronAge1.jpg

An enraged immortal Hercules is surprised that the Classic armor can withstand his assault in Avengers #163:
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The Wrecker, who had earlier crippled Colossus with such a blow, ambushes Iron Man here but fails to cause substantial damage in Secret Wars #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...SecretWars8.jpg

A mind-controlled Thor cleanly slugs Iron Man with a Mjolnir swing but isn't even close to putting him down in Avengers Annual #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gersAnnual8.jpg

As should be expected, the Classic armor's ability to withstand piercing damage was improved over his older models. Here, Werewolf by Night doesn't even make a dent with his claws in Werewolf By Night #42:
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As usual, the armor was completely bullet-proof from both small-arms fire and aircraft fire. From Tales of Suspense #92, Marvel Team-Up #49, Werewolf By Night #43, Iron Man #82, 121, 162, 185, and Iron Man vol.3 #33,
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The super-villain Blizzard dismayed to discover that his ice darts no longer penetrate his shell in Iron Man #123:
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Capable of "shredd[ing] kevlar like toilet paper," Diamondback's darts still bounce harmlessly off the Classic armor's chestplate in Iron Man Legacy #7:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


DURABILITY

The Classic armor's protective shell also guards him from energy attacks. Here, he notes that it protects him from radioactivity in Avengers #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...02Avengers5.jpg

A demolition blasts ricochets harmlessly off "the strongest, most skillfully made flexible iron armor in existence, tempered to the highest degree of resiliency ever attained by any metal!" From Tales of Suspense #57:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ergy03TOS57.jpg

Stark was always improving his Classic armor's traits, "prime among them was increasing [its] resistance to outside forces..." From Iron Man #135:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ergy08IM135.jpg

The Mandarin's bolt from his Impact Ring might have laid low previous armors, but the Classic armor takes it in stride in Tales of Suspense #86:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ergy04TOS86.jpg

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Ultron is surprised, "Though you were the hardest struck by my force-blast, you recover first, Iron Man!" From Avengers #161:
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He can even take Ultron's full-brunt encephalo ray. From Avengers #162:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers162.jpg

The Classic armor has even withstood the Silver Surfer's energy blasts in Sub-Mariner #35:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...b-Mariner35.jpg

Because the Classic armor did have iron content, it made his suit resistant to magical forces. Dr. Druid notes, "Only Iron Man might have stood against me, for the iron content of his armor grounds out my earth-based magic, as the lightning rod thwarts the lightning." From Avengers #225:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers225.jpg

Indeed, the Classic armor would prove immune to the mage Bres' magic blasts in Avengers #226:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers226.jpg

Naturally, the Classic armor was also highly resistant to temperature extremes. Here, he notes that the armor's refractory coating can handle both 3500 degree heat and intense cold in Iron Man #129:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ture01IM129.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mperature02.jpg

He easily withstands Fireband's fire blasts in Iron Man #172:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ture07IM172.jpg

Being covered by molten slag only serves to throw off his balance in Avengers #192:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers192.jpg

Here, he survives a highly pressurized stream of molten lava from Magma's weapon. To give you an idea of how dangerous it is, he demonstrates that he can shoot out lava rocks faster than the speed of sound and penetrate two-foot blocks of titanium steel. From Marvel Team-Up #110:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ure04MTU110.jpg
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Obviously then, swimming in actual molten magma in the Earth's crust poses no threat to the Classic armor. Also from Marvel Team-Up #110:
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In Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #2, he wades through a barrage of Mandarin's fire and ice blasts:
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The armor also provided a layer of protection against mechanical mind-control. Here, the Controller's discs are useless against him in Iron Man #13:
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While certain super-villains have successfully siphoned power from Iron Man, he does have a measure of resistance. Here, Steele attaches an energy draining device that cannot overcome his power reserves in Iron Man #60:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


SPEED

The Classic armor was a far more stream-lined suit of armor than the Mark Zero and I. Accordingly, it was far more maneuverable and agile. Despite a robot automaton having him dead to rights with a finger on the trigger, "Tony Stark's armor-assisted human swiftness" beats him to the punch, so to speak. From Iron Man #11:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Speed04IM11.jpg

The Grey Gargoyle shouts "You're fast, Iron Man -- but, your speed can't save you forever!" From Tales of Suspense #95:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...peed03TOS95.jpg

Here, he proves speedier than Namor in Tales to Astonish #82:
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In terms of flying speed, he's appeared as a blurring zoom of motion. From Tales of Suspense #94:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...peed02TOS94.jpg

Here, he demonstrates greater air maneuverability by leading several heat-seeker missiles into a hill in Iron Man #73:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Speed06IM73.jpg

In tight conditions like a thick forest, Iron Man can zig-zag through and underneath trees with his on-board collision avoidance radar. From Marvel Super-Heroes Winter Special #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...terSpecial8.jpg

Here, he demonstrates more tight turns when, in a single panel, he bullets himself multiple times through a robotic construct in Iron Man #66:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...peed05aIM66.jpg

The Classic armor's speed and maneuverability allow him to track and tag a speeding Quicksilver in West Coast Avengers Annual #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...9WCAAnnual1.jpg

And despite being the butt of several jokes, on the ground, he can use his jet skates to zoom around, from Iron Man #13:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Speed05IM13.jpg

"These wheels give me much greater maneuverability in close quarters than just running!" From Iron Man #81:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Speed08IM81.jpg


BLASTING POWER

"In these two hands are the most powerful particle beam emission unit ever conceived by the mind of man. They are called repulsors -- and theirs is the ability to sunder steel, to shatter stone, to slice through the hardest of substances with the ea of a razored blade through candle wax." From Iron Man #119:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ower04IM119.jpg

As mentioned previously, the Classic armor's repulsor blasts were actually twice as powerful as the Mark Zero and I's. From Iron Man #192:
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So metal vaults are no bar to his entry, from Iron Man #10 and Avengers #168:
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Neither do Thanos' alien spaceship fighters prove a nuisance in Avengers Annual #7:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gersAnnual7.jpg

He one-shots She-Hulk with a blast to the back of her head in Contest of Champions #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Power06CoC2.jpg

He knocks Colossus for a loop with a cheapshot from above in Uncanny X-Men Annual #7:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...7UXMAnnual7.jpg

He takes out the Wrecker with a single shot in Secret Wars #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...SecretWars8.jpg

He's even staggered Ultron in The Iron Age #1:
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In a contest of pure blasting power, Iron Man battles Blastaar's explosive might for long minutes... and wins. From Marvel Two-In-One #75:
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In another contest, the Classic armor's uni-beam matches the output from the Mandarin's ten rings in Iron Man vol.4 #26:
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When amped by energy sources, his blasting power is nearly unparalleled. When the Classic armor plugs into a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, he absorbs enough energy to stagger the giant Red Ronin in Avengers #198:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers198.jpg

When boosted by the Human Torch and Captain Marvel, the Classic armor busts open an entire mountain-range in a single blast in Secret Wars #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...SecretWars4.jpg

After absorbing Captain Marvel's photonic form, the Classic armor blasts a pursuing Thor back down to the ground in The Iron Age #1:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


REPULSOR RAYS

The Classic armor was naturally outfitted with his signature weapon, the repulsor rays. Just as his armor evolved, the nature of his repulsor rays did as well. At first, the repulsor rays "started out as controlled bursts of reverse magnetism." As noted in Iron Man #149:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Rays14IM149.jpg

In essence, he "repulsed" objects magnetically with them. From Avengers #3, 8 and Tales to Astonish #82:
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Eventually, Iron Man would improve them and have them emit "pulsed energy beams." As recounted in Avengers Classic #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ersClassic3.jpg

The upgraded strength of these repulsor rays could now pummel titanium armor and "melt steel in a third of the previous time!" From and Tales of Suspense #71 and Iron Man #52:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Rays05TOS71.jpg
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The Classic armor's repulsor rays could be adjusted for various uses. Here he uses a "concentrated barrage of repulser ray bolts [to] snuff out the flames instantaneously!" From Tales of Suspense #79:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Rays06TOS79.jpg

He could change the frequency of them and stun a person into unconsciousness with "ultra-frequency" doses of repulsor rays in Tales of Suspense #92:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Rays08TOS92.jpg

Here he "concentrate[s] the force -- into a laser-like beam" to increase its penetrating power. From Tales of Suspense #94:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Rays09TOS94.jpg

He could even combine the repulsor blasts by facing his palms together to release "one blast of sheer energy!" From Avengers Annual #6:
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Eventually, the nature of the Classic armor's repulsor rays were further refined as "particle beam emission units" which "send[] streams of sub-atomic particles shooting forward at the speed of light..." From Iron Man #119 and 147:
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This "particle emission system" could therefore be set to a wide angle and actually repulse a beach's tides. From Savage She-Hulk #6:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...geShe-Hulk6.jpg

And while it may seem counter-intuitive, the repulsor rays "function perfectly in salt water at sub-sea pressures" as proven in Iron Man #161:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ssuresIM161.jpg


UNI-BEAM

The Classic armor's second signature weapon was the uni-beam (originally called the "vario beam"). Again, the term is short for "universal beam" allowing it to emit various effects. Not only could it be used as a simple searchlight, it could also could emit a powerful laser beam. From Iron Man #56, 57, 61, and 163:
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Here he uses the uni-beam to emit ultra-violet rays, the weakness of Dr. Spectrum. From Iron Man #64:
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It could also emit infra-red rays, from Iron Man #23:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rioBeamIM23.jpg

He later incorporated a black light tracer ray that could scan energy trails left or blind an opponent. From Tales of Suspense #56 and Giant-Size Avengers #1:
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The Classic armor's uni-beam could release a blinding photostrobe effect, from Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...eam08IMETM3.jpg

This time around, he emits an electro-stun ray that channels electricity through metal in Tales of Suspense #85:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tunRayTOS85.jpg

Essentially, the uni-beam was basically a plot device weapon with myriad effects. He could use it to "dispel any ray of less than cosmic intensity!" From Tales of Suspense #50:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...beam01TOS50.jpg

Here, he uses the uni-beam to "revers[e] the polarity of [a] cannon's magnetic blast" in Iron Man #148:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


OTHER WEAPON SYSTEMS

The Classic armor was arrayed with a multitude of other weapons systems as well. The Classic armor upgraded its flamethrower unit to discharge chemical flame in Tales of Suspense #70:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...alFireTOS70.jpg

In terms of conventional explosive munitions, the Classic armor utilized explosive pellets, magnetic bombs and wrist-mounted missiles. From Tales of Suspense #72 and 88, Iron Man #36 and Avengers Season One #1 respectively:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lectingMist.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...elletsTOS88.jpg
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The Classic armor was also equipped with freon pellets. They were "vial[s] of unstable freon," capable of freezing its targets solid. The freon pellets became an enduring part of the Classic armor's arsenal and were usually stored in its left shoulder epaulet. From Tales of Suspense #82, Iron Man #56, 139, 150, Iron Man Annual #3, Marvel Two-In-One #97 and Marvel Super-Heroes Special #14:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...PelletTOS82.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...nPelletIM56.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...PelletIM139.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...PelletIM150.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...BombAnnual3.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...wo-In-One97.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...esSpecial14.jpg

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The Classic armor frequently used ultra-sonics. He could emit a focused "blast of high-frequency waves" or blanket an entire area with an "ultra-sonic signal," From Tales of Suspense #50, Avengers #12, 119, Iron Man Annual #7, Avengers vol.3 #36, 39 and Iron Man vol.4 #26 respectively:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...SonicsTOS50.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sAvengers12.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers119.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...nicsAnnual7.jpg
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http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...vengersv339.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...onicsIMv426.jpg

His armor could emit electrical discharges as well. Here he electrifies train rails in Tales of Suspense #64 and electrocutes anybody who tries to touch the armor in Iron Man #159 and Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...chargeTOS64.jpg
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


OTHER WEAPON SYSTEMS

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A counterpart to the diamond drill attachment, the Classic armor had a diamond saw attachment that could slice through "pillars of solid steel" with ease. From Iron Man #74, 81 and 103:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mondSawIM74.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...-DiamondSaw.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mondSawIM81.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ondSawIM103.jpg

The little sibling of the above, was the finger-sized diamond saw. From Iron Man #165:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ondSawIM165.jpg

The Classic armor also possessed tractor pressor beams which were powerful enough to move around "twelve tons of complex equipment." The tractor pressor beams could "dissolve the bonds linking component to component, and turn[s] a specialised highly-integrated device into a pile of scrap parts!" From Iron Man #30 and 34:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sorRaysIM30.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sorRaysIM34.jpg

Here he generates a broad-spectrum inductance field that blows up an array of miniature cruise missiles and jams Deviant weapon blasters. From Iron Man Annual #5 and 6 respectively:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ieldAnnual5.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ieldAnnual6.jpg

Before the repulsor rays became his go-to projectile armament, he used wrist-mounted power rays in Tales of Suspense #57:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Rays04TOS57.jpg

The Classic armor's offensive systems also included a proton electric charge, vibration beams, thermal waves and nerve-block rays "tailor-made for Deviants." From Tales of Suspense #53, Iron Man Annual #5, Thor: Godstorm #1 and Iron Man Annual #6:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ChargeTOS53.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...eamsAnnual5.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...orGodstorm1.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lockAnnual6.jpg

The Classic armor would later be retrofitted with the powerful (but incredibly draining) pulse bolts. From Iron Man vol.4 #24:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lts01IMv424.jpg

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And when in doubt, the Classic armor could activate its trusty @#$% it, fire everything protocol and unleash all his weapon systems simultaneously. From Giant-Size Avengers vol.2 #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengersv21.jpg

The Classic armor was even capable of emitting a limited electromagnetic pulse. From Black Panther vol.2 #23:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...1-EMPBPv223.jpg


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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


FORCE-FIELDS

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The Classic armor was also equipped with limited force-fields. Here, it holds up against "gigawatt baryon beams" in Iron Man Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ds01Annual5.jpg

The Classic armor projects a force-field around a captured Norman Osborn in Siege #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lds02Siege3.jpg

The Classic armor does the same to Absorbing Man in Amazing Spider-Man #628:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lds03ASM628.jpg


MAGNETISM

While one could hardly be blamed for not thinking so, Iron Man's magnetic abilities were varied and potent enough to be comparable to Magneto's in his early career. Here, when his jet boots are exhausted, he magnetically repels his armor and the ground to break his fall from the sky in Tales of Suspense #49:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism01TOS49.jpg

He could focus his magnetic repulsors and momentarily levitate Namor in place or pin him against a wall. From Avengers #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Magnetism04.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Magnetism05.jpg

Or send the Human Torch flying helplessly away in Fantastic Four #26:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...etism07FF26.jpg

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His magnetism is so strong, that he could focus on the limited iron content of blood and spin the likes of Savage Hulk, Namor and Thor around helplessly in the air for a limited time. From Avengers #3, 4 and 7:
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http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...06Avengers4.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...09Avengers7.jpg

Obviously, the Classic armor could magnetically repel fired missiles, arrows and even artillery shells. From and Tales of Suspense #54, 57 and Avengers #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism08TOS54.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism10TOS57.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Magnetism03.jpg

Here, his repulsor rays magnetically deflect impulse beam fire away from their intended target. From Avengers #96:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...eAvengers96.jpg

His reverse magnetism was strong enough to repel metallic objects at higher speeds than characters like the Titanium Man could even throw them. From Iron Man #135:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism14IM135.jpg

The Classic armor could also create a field of reverse magnetism around itself and repel weaponized discs and boulder barrages. From Iron Man #127 and 149:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism13IM127.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism15IM149.jpg

When Darkstar grips him, he generates a magnetic field strong enough to violently repel her Darkforce energies in Iron Man #109:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion04IM109.jpg

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The establishment of these magnetic fields were not limited to his own armor. He could create and sustain magnetic barriers at a distance and here, saves a crowd from tons of building rubble in Iron Man #154:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism18IM154.jpg

The Classic armor didn't just repel, it could also attract. Here he uses magnetic grapplers to latch onto Cap's shield and an ICBM in Avengers #10 and Iron Man and the Armor Wars #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...1Avengers10.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...0ArmorWars3.jpg

He's magnetically pulled his foes' weapons right out of their hands in pitched battle, including the Termite's gloves and the Hangman's scythe. From Iron Man #100, 189 and Iron Man Legacy #6:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism19IM189.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sm21Legacy6.jpg

Here he pulls a building's floor section down crashing in Iron Man #153:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism16IM153.jpg

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In addition to focused magnetic repulsors and magnetic field auras, the Classic armor was capable of magnetizing metallic objects from a distance, making them crash into each other. From Avengers #204:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers204.jpg

He can even make things float Luke Skywalker-style. From Iron Man #150:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ism15aIM150.jpg

He's even achieved random esoteric effects with his magnetism. Here he uses his magnetism to attack energy frequencies and neutralize a villain's superpower to control electric impulses in Marvel Super-Heroes Special #14:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...esSpecial14.jpg

With proper magnetism here, he neutralizes the Mandarin's rings in Iron Man #100:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tism12IM100.jpg


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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


ENERGY ABSORPTION

Another trait that one would not typically associate with Iron Man is his energy absorption abilities. As will be shown, Iron Man is one of the more competent and most consistent energy absorbers in comics.

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First off, the Classic armor was the first model to install devices called thermocouples. These thermocouples could draw full electrical charges from surrounding fire, from Iron Man #3, 24, 46 and 66:
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Even the concentrated heat from a power ray will activate the thermocouple and recharge him. From Iron Man #4 and 9:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...couple02IM4.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...couple03IM9.jpg

Even acidic and chemical burn reactions activated the thermocouple. From Defenders #9 and Iron Man #69:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...6Defenders9.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ouple08IM69.jpg

As common sense dictates, since the Classic armor ran on electricity, it could also absorb it, just at fantastic rates and amounts. Here, he connects internal wiring to absorb energy from M.O.D.O.K.'s doomsday device that could vaporize a mountain... and actually does so, in Iron Man Annual #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...on02Annual4.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...bsorption03.jpg

The Classic armor plugs into a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier and absorbs enough energy to stagger the giant Red Ronin in Avengers #198:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers198.jpg

He hooks himself up to the Growing Man's circuitry and drains his power directly. From Iron Man #108:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion03IM108.jpg

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The limits of his energy absorption abilities are unknown. But when he does absorb enough energy by hooking up to the southwestern power grid, he overwhelms Graviton. From West Coast Avengers #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ption17WCA4.jpg

Here, he hooks up to and absorbs enough power from a nuclear reactor to no-sell a Beyonder-empowered Thundersword in Iron Man #197:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion20IM197.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...bsorption21.jpg

The Classic armor wasn't just limited to absorbing heat and electricity for power though. He once jury-rigged some high-induction cable to siphon an out-of-control Captain Marvel's extra-dimensional energies and channeled it away in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and recounted in Avengers #227:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ASMAnnual16.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers227.jpg

Here, Reed Richards repurposes armor components and web-shooters so that the Classic armor can absorb the Human Torch's and Captain Marvel's focused energies to blow open a mountain range in Secret Wars #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...SecretWars4.jpg

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To be clear, Iron Man doesn't need conveniently placed wiring or mediums to utilize his energy absorption abilities. He can absorb energy directly through his armor even when its wholly unexpected. Here, Kang's Macrobot is powered directly by Thor's own Asgardian energies and grasps a drained Iron Man to disintegrate him. Instead, the Classic armor uses "Thor's power -- to re-energize himself!" From Giant-Size Avengers #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...zeAvengers2.jpg

Here, he absorbs electricity directly from the Absorbing Man's electric form, Constrictor's electric adamantium coils, Dreadnought's electrical discharge, an electric blast and even a lightning bolt. From Avengers #184, Iron Man #127, 129, 130 and 179:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers184.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion07IM127.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion08IM129.jpg
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http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...bsorption19.jpg

Iron Man can also absorb other blasts of energy. And the variety of energy attacks he can absorb has so far shown no limitations. Here, he absorbs the Unicorn's direct energy blasts on the Classic armor in Iron Man #113:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion04IM113.jpg

The Classic armor absorbs Spider-Woman's bio-electric venom blasts in Avengers Annual #10:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ersAnnual10.jpg

The Classic armor absorbs Captain Marvel's photonic light form before lasting it back at Thor in The Iron Age #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...n22IronAge1.jpg

The Classic armor gets recharged by concentrated bursts of Dazzler's light in The Iron Age #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...n23IronAge3.jpg

A mind-controlled Thor unleashes a murderous lightning bolt on the Avengers and only Iron Man's energy absorption abilities saves them. He in turn, amps his strength with the lightning to attack him in Avengers #220:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers220.jpg

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Here, the Classic armor absorbs Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic directly from his body to amp himself and then absorbs a subsequent energy blast to rechannel it and k.o. them both in Avengers Annual #11:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


ENERGY MANIPULATION

The Classic armor also had limited energy manipulation capabilities due to a number of equipped devices. Here, he uses a wrist reverser ray to reverse the Unicorn's force-bolt right back at him in Tales of Suspense #56:
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He later uses the reverser ray to reverse the energy output of the Titanium Man and render him powerless. From Tales of Suspense #71:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion02TOS71.jpg

The Classic armor had a static jammer that neutralized electric fields with high frequency signals in Tales of Suspense #85:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...JammerTOS85.jpg

Here he his broad-range inductance fields to harness harmful anti-metal waves and reamplify them at another target. From Iron Man Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ctanceField.jpg

By analyzing them, he could reverse "tight-beam coherent ultra sound" blasts back at a foe. From Iron Man Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...on05Annual5.jpg

Here he uses his magnetism to attack energy frequencies and neutralize a villain's superpower to control electric impulses in Marvel Super-Heroes Special #14:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...esSpecial14.jpg

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The Classic armor's repulsor rays could emit a specific counter-frequency capable of cancelling out Ultron's projected force-fields in The Iron Age #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...n07IronAge1.jpg


OTHER ABILITIES

One of the more ingenious traits of the Classic armor was its newly improved collapsible folding nature. In essence, the metal of his armor was depolarized and completely flexible, made for easy transport and equipping. When an electronic field was generated, the armor would be polarized and become rigid and durable. From Iron Man #19:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ibilityIM19.jpg

In order to better combat his enemies, the Classic armor had a wide array of scanning devices. They include sonar to thwart Mandarin's illusions, infra-red scanners and night-vision rivaling that of the Black Panther's in Tales of Suspense #55, Iron Man #173 and Iron Man Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ners01TOS55.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ners02IM173.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rs03Annual5.jpg

Here he scans an entire Skrull armada and isolates the vessel holding their captive friends in Secret Invasion #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...etInvasion8.jpg

While not as advanced as future armor models, the Classic armor was capable of advanced hacking. Here, the Classic armor hacks Skrull technology and commandeers one of their ships in Secret Invasion #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...etInvasion8.jpg

Here he hacks the more advanced Iron Patriot armor and shuts down its systems in Siege #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ing02Siege3.jpg

Later he hacks into the H.A.M.M.E.R. helicarrier via an interface nanolock override to crash it onto the Void in Siege #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ing03Siege4.jpg

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The Classic armor was also equipped with image inducers. Combined with rudimentary sound duplicators they were used to confuse his opponents. From Tales of Suspense #98, Iron Fist #1, Iron Man #19, 81, 127 and 145:
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http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...03IronFist1.jpg
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The Classic armor could also enter stealth mode and thwart early-detection devices. From Iron Man #144:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


OTHER ARMOR DEVICES

In addition to the number of weapons systems built into it, Stark developed an impressive array of other devices for the armor. And because he wore the Classic armor the longest, the number of devices he equipped himself with outnumbers all other models.

Starting off with some generic standard fare devices, the Classic armor was outfitted with a short wave transceiver. From Fantastic Four #26:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sceiverFF26.jpg

The Classic armor also had a standard oxygen supply. From Iron Man #25:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...nSupplyIM25.jpg

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The Classic armor also contained handy self repair kits. From Avengers Prime #1 and Iron Man Legacy #7:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ngersPrime1.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rKitLegacy7.jpg

The Classic armor was layered with refractory coating that diluted energy beams and even distorted x-ray scans. From Iron Man #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...yCoatingIM1.jpg

Naturally, the Classic armor contained booby traps for those wishing to gain access to it from the outside. From Tales of Suspense #97:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...yTrapsTOS97.jpg

The Classic armor contained heat induction coils that could heat the armor up so quickly that it could reverse the effects of Mandarin's freeze ray and even forcibly dehydrate Namor. From Tales of Suspense #86 and Iron Man #25:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Induction86.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...onCoilsIM25.jpg

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The counterpart to the heat induction coils were his automatic extinguishers that sprayed flame retardant foam. From Iron Man #46, 130 and 153:
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http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ntFoamIM130.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...uisherIM153.jpg

One of the reasons he could absorb energy so efficiently was due to several component devices: the quick charger element, the universal recharger wire, and detachable power pods attached to his hips. The power pods in particular stored vast amounts of energy. From Tales of Suspense #94, 97, Iron Man #43 and Avengers #95:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...hargerTOS94.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erWireTOS97.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erPacksIM43.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...sAvengers95.jpg

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The diamond drill attachment for tunneling was used often by the Classic armor. From Tales of Suspense #51, 83, Iron Man #24, 100 and Iron Man Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...dDrillTOS51.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...dDrillTOS83.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rillbitIM24.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...dDrillIM100.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rillAnnual5.jpg

As earlier referenced, the Classic armor was equipped with a wrist reverser ray that could manipulate energy beams and energy sources. From Tales of Suspense #56 and 71:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion01TOS56.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tion02TOS71.jpg

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The Classic armor was outfitted with various jamming equipment. He's used electronics jammers to discombobulate mechanical tanks, static jammers to neutralize electric fields, and psionics jammer to block Moondragon's telepathy. From in Iron Man #166, Tales of Suspense #85 and Avengers #211 respectively:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ammingIM166.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...JammerTOS85.jpg
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An attachment amplifies his chest transmitter and short-circuits a cobalt weapon in Tales of Suspense #96:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mitterTOS96.jpg

Here he equips tractor beam attachments that enable him to latch onto one of Galactus' Punisher robots in Iron Man #112:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rBeamsIM112.jpg

He's even retrofitted a limited range teleporter into the Classic armor in Iron Man vol.3 #37-39:
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IV. CLASSIC ARMOR (cont'd)


ORIGIN

The biggest problem with the Mark I armor was its cumbersome weight and the need to recharge energy wasted on operating its weight. Stark decided to design an armor with new materials that was "far lighter... but just as strong!" "In some ways, it's more powerful, for, due to its lighter weight, I'll be able to carry still more protective devices!" From Tales of Suspense #48:

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UPGRADES

The Classic armor would go through the most upgrades of any of his models. These upgrades were not merely cosmetic, or the byproduct of attaching a new device, but a result of concerted efforts to increase the armor's operational efficiency and power. His first substantial upgrade was to his chestplate by "modifying a master transistor, and tripling its power output!" From Tales of Suspense #63:
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Here he tirelessly works to improve the strength of the armor in Tales of Suspense #66:
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He flatly states, "I've spent years creating and improving this armor... making it flexible and collapsible... without sacrificing its strength!" From Tales of Suspense #81:
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After Happy Hogan is kidnapped, Stark works feverishly to "create a new suit of armor, far stronger than any I've ever worn in the past! . . . I've been working on a means to double my natural power!" From Tales of Suspense #85:
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In Iron Man #3, Stark reveals that "[f]or months I'd been considering revisions to my armor . . . my transistors have become outmoded as a source for powering my armor! By replacing them with microscopic integrated circuits, I increase my chestplate's effectiveness..." This makes the armor much lighter and more power efficient. Furthermore, by using a cobalt bombarder, he creates a molecular reaction within the armor to create a "permanent thermocouple . . . able to draw electrical current from intense heat or cold..." Later, in Iron Man #6, he tests it and confirms "it's able to stand far more punishment than any of its predecessors!"
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Once again, working behind the scenes, Stark reveals that he's upgraded the suit again, "lift-off time -- total blast power -- all increased!" From Iron Man #52:
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Here, he creates a new helmet that allows him to "mentally command my suit's equipment and weaponry!" From Iron Man #68:
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Yet again, working behind the scenes, Stark reveals, "It looks like now is the time to implement my planned alterations into a new suit of armor." This time, he creates a suit that extends out completely from his polarized chestplate so that he could wear it all the time underneath his clothes and never be caught without it. This versatility did have a cost; while "it still contains all the weapons and devices of its predecessors . . . the armor itself is slightly more vulnerable." From Iron Man #85:
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Eventually, the lifesaving chestplate designed to keep the shrapnel near his heart at bay was rendered obsolete due to a synthetic heart transplant. So the last upgrade he made was rolled back raising his armor's durability back to peak condition; as confirmed by a battery of tests. "If my redesigned armor can take punishment like that, two-bit villains like Kraken will never give me trouble again!" From Iron Man #95:
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Eventually, the synthetic heart would give out and he was forced to remove his thermocouple and solar collectors to make room for "thousands of life-preserving micro-circuits and electronic storage cells!" However, "the new circuits are smaller -- leaving me room to add some innovations to the armor's defenses!" From Iron Man #98:
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