As every comic book fan knows, you can spend years, decades even, following your favorite superheroes across the galaxy. You read up on their every mission, who their current arch nemesis is, and what’s going on in their personal lives. You pour over the pages, memorizing all the backstory and crossovers into other franchises. Or if you are a fan of the film, you spend hours watching the different movies and piecing together the cinematic universe to get all the storylines straight. Is Thor on Asgard right now or is with The Avengers fighting to save the world again? It can be a lot of work and hard to remember everything.
Then, just when you think you’ve got it all figured out and you know everything there is to know, BAM. A piece of dialogue or action occurs and everything you knew is turned upside down. What’s the truth anymore? Who is this character? When did it all change? Did I even know the truth to begin with or was it always a lie?
Knowing the truth for superheroes is probably the hardest thing to do as a fan—keeping their alter ego and superhero facts straight all at once. This is made even harder when the character has been around for decades, like Iron Man. Tony Stark is one of Marvel’s longest running franchises in comic and film form. That means there are a lot of facts and a lot of lies. We’re here to help blast through those lies and get to the iron truth