"(Good) From Tales of Suspense 39. While in Vietnam, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark tripped a booby trap and a piece of shrapnel was lodged in his chest. Mortally wounded, Stark is captured by a warlord who demands that Stark build him a weapon. Instead, Stark builds the Iron Man armor which doubles as a pacemaker to keep his injured heart beating. As Iron Man, Stark escaped his captors and returns to the United States to start a career as a superhero! In the very next issue, Stark gold-plates his iron armor. Allies: Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan, James Rhodes, Jarvis Enemies: None Bio by Scott Rogers of Whoclix "