Tony Stark made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39, March 1963. Since that time he, under the superhero identity of Iron Man, has gone on to be among Marvel’s biggest characters, a founding member of the Avengers, and the leading man of the multi-billion dollar MCU.
Across his 55 years in the public consciousness Tony Stark has rightfully cemented himself as a flawed but usually well meaning hero. He’s never quite held the lofty status of boy-scout paragon of virtue as heroes like Superman, but he’s very much closer to the side of good than various ‘anti-heroes’ like say, The Punisher.
However, even with all that in mind, there are times Tony Stark has made his share of ‘dick moves’. And as a more troubled and influential hero than most, his screw ups tend to have pretty cataclysmic ramifications, be it kicking off a superhero war (twice!) or straight up murdering innocents.
And ultimately, what’s more fun than looking into the very worst of a beloved hero? Nerds assemble, one and all, and let’s explore the most terrible things the invincible Iron Man ever did.