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Hall of Armor: The Evolution of Iron Man

HALL OF ARMOR

THE EVOLUTION OF IRON MAN



Equal parts practical and fashionable, Tony Stark never seems to be satisfied with the look of his "superhero costume." Since Iron Man's first appearance 50 years ago, the comic book character has accumulated a veritable armory of alternate armor designs. Below is a gallery illustrating the evolution of his core armor - not including special one-off armors - revealing a visual timeline of how Iron Man's look has changed over the decades.



1963 ORIGINAL ARMOR

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39



1963 "GOLDEN AVENGER" ARMOR

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #40



1963 PROTO-CLASSIC ARMOR

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #48



1965 CLASSIC RED & GOLD ARMOR

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #66



1974 NOSE MODIFICATION ADDED

Happened In: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #68



1976 NOSE MODIFICATION REMOVED

Happened In: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #85



1985 SILVER CENTURION ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #200



1988 MODERN RED & GOLD ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #231



1992 WAR MACHINE ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #281



1993 TELEPRESENCE ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #290



1994 MODULAR ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #300



1995 "THE CROSSING" ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 1) #319



1996 PROMETHIUM ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 2) #1



1998 "HEROES RETURN" ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 3) #1



2002 PROMETHIUM II ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 3) #50



2003 PROTO-EXTREMIS ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 3) #72



2006 EXTREMIS ARMOR

First Appearance: Iron Man (Vol. 4) #5



2008 MOVIE ARMOR (MK III)

First Appearance: Iron Man (Movie)



2010 BLEEDING EDGE ARMOR

First Appearance: Invincible Iron Man #25



2013 "IRON MAN 3" ARMOR (MK XLII)

First Appearance: Iron Man 3 (Movie)



WHICH ARMOR HAD THE LONGEST RUN?



SILVER CENTURION ARMOR 32 MONTHS



"HEROES RETURN" ARMOR 32 MONTHS



EXTREMIS ARMOR 40 MONTHS



MODERN RED & GOLD ARMOR 50 MONTHS



CLASSIC RED & GOLD ARMOR 245+ MONTHS

Hall of Armor: The Evolution of Iron Man

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Since Iron Man's first appearance over 50 years ago there have been more than 20 different styles of his armor. This graphic shares Tony Stark's most storied costumes in order of appearance.
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