In 1963, Marvel had hit after hit, bringing new characters to a public ready for heroes with feet of clay. None that touched both that heroic ideal and human reality like Iron Man! A jet-setter, playboy, and brilliant scientist, Tony Stark's life changed forever when a battlefield explosion ripped into his heart. Only the amazing Iron Man armor could keep him alive! Led by Stan Lee, artists Don Heck, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko bring you the birth of a cultural icon. You'll see the ever-evolving Iron Man armor in development, the first appearance of classic characters from Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts to the Crimson Dynamo and the Mandarin, and much, much more!