We all love Tony Stark or if we go by his superhero name, Iron Man, for his notorious and humorous way of dealing with situations. Tony Stark, a.k.a., Iron Man, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was co-created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. And now, we will see the founding Avenger Tony Stark/Iron Man acing an enormous cosmic threat into the new year, with March’s forthcoming issue of the Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom) and CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie, Black Panther) headlined Iron Man series. After assembling a new team, Iron Man and his new army will have their work cut out for them with the resurgence of a major cosmic threat. The modern Korvac Saga continues.
Marvel’s Books of Korvac arc is heating up with March’s Iron Man#7, continuing the titular armored adventurer’s battle against former Avengers foe Korvac. While typically portrayed as a cosmic force of destruction, the revived Korvac has now adopted the human guise of industrialist Fuller Teilhard, who is spearheading a project focused on capturing lightning from Earth capable of rendering himself a God. Formerly receiving financial backing from Tony himself, Korvac only used the oblivious Stark to see his appalling plan through to fruition. Once Stark’s usefulness has been fulfilled, Korvac employed a cadre of Tony’s greatest threats, Blizzard, The Controller, and Unicorn, to attack Iron Man and his superhero companion Patsy Walker aka Hellcat. Korvac’s surprise attack ends in Hellcat being injured as well as severely disfigured. To gain even greater power, Korvac is set to return to Taa II, where he first gained his astral abilities.
The genius level Michael Korvac began as a computer technician turned cyborg, following a run-in with the savage aliens known as the Badoon, from the 31st century. Michael would enter the modern Marvel universe in a journey through time, following his defeat at the hands of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Discovering Taa II, the world ship of the feared Devourer of Worlds Galactus, Korvac receives a slice of Galactus’ all-mighty power cosmic. The Power Cosmic transforms the previously cybernetic Korvac into a godlike entity, potentially leagues beyond even Galactus. Though not the typical Iron Man threat, Korvac poses a threat to the greater Marvel Universe at large than simply Stark’s backyard. Korvac is willing to put an end to any Avenger who gets in his way of godhood and Korvac can certainly get the job done, given that he’s done it before.
Profound to his newfound resurgence, Korvac has been most famous for being the focal point of his own self-titled 1978 comic event The Korvac Saga which involved Iron Man and the rest of The Avengers allying with the original Guardians of the Galaxy team, from Korvac’s timeline of the 31st century, to put an end to the striving God’s schemes.
When the two superhero factions pose a threat to Korvac’s schemes, Korvac has the superheroes disposed of, a feat, not many Marvel villains can take great pleasure in. We have seen Tony Stark, i.e, Iron Man being played by Robert Downy Jr., in the Iron Man film franchise, and in the Avengers saga as well. Without a doubt, Iron Man is one of the most crucial characters in the entire Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
Iron Man has seen various enemies in the years, like Mandarin, who’s is his archenemy. He has superhuman abilities in the martial arts as well as 10 rings of power. The rings grant him the powers such as Ice blast, flame blast, electro blast, and matter rearranger. These powers together with his martial arts skill make Mandarin a formidable foe. Mandarin is from mainland China. The Crymson Dynamo are agents of Russia, and they were similar suits to Iron Man but not as powerful. Iron Monger, a replica of Iron Man is played by the original Obadiah Stone. Justin Hammer, who is a businessman and strategist who wants to take down Tony Stark’s empire. He uses henchmen and helps steal and build armors similar to Iron Man’s for his foes to use.
Lesser known facts about his being that he has a piece of shrapnel near his heart. His magnetic chest plate keeps the shrapnel from reaching his heart and killing him. He must recharge the chest plate every day or die. He also built specialized suits for other environments like deep-sea diving and space travel. He graduated from MIT with multiple degrees when he was 21 years old. He is friends with Captain America.
Iron Man #7 is in stores on March 17, 2021.