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Marvel sent one of its Biggest heroes to hell 43 years ago – and changed comics forever

COMICS READERS CONSIDER him TO BE A BRILLIANT Hero, but you need to see it yourself

COMICS READERS CONSIDER TONY STARK TO BE A BRILLIANT INVENTOR, AN AVENGER, AND… AN ALCOHOLIC.

That final aspect has been so ingrained in the character’s personality that many people assume it was there from the start. But it wasn’t until March 1979’s The Invincible Iron Man #120, written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton and illustrated by John Romita Jr. and Carmine Infantino, when authors David Michelinie and Bob Layton led Stark down that specific rabbit hole of vulnerability.

From issues #120 through #128, subsequently collected and known as the title of the last comic of the series, “Demon in a Bottle,” Tony Stark demonstrated just how human he really was as he battled a foe more strong than any costumed villain.

The conclusion of the narrative arc is likely to be remembered by the majority of readers. Even the cover is notable: Romita Jr.’s iconic artwork depicts Tony Stark with a five o’clock shadow, pouring in perspiration, and looking at his image in a mirror, while a bottle and the Iron Man helmet sit on the table in front of him. The beginning of this narrative, on the other hand, was a bit less remembered.

The plot begins with Iron Man and Namor collaborating against Roxxon Oil, a villainous petroleum giant in the Marvel world. Iron Man’s armor suddenly fails, sending him tumbling to the earth in mid-flight. Stark runs diagnostics and finds nothing wrong.

In subsequent issues, he faces Whiplash, Blizzard, and Melter without any technical difficulties. Everything changes, though, when Iron Man is invited to a ceremony honoring a foreign envoy. His armor fails once again, leading him to unleash a repulsor blast at the ambassador, killing him.

Things immediately spin out of control from there. Stark is forced to give up his armor and leave the Avengers. He even loses control of Stark International. While his superhero status keeps him out of prison, he has lost the confidence of the general population, his friends, and his coworkers.

We eventually find that the armor failure was orchestrated by Stark’s longstanding nemesis Justin Hammer in an attempt to acquire control of his corporation. But, even after foiling Hammer’s scheme, Tony is unable to erase the damage. Instead, he increases his usage of booze.

Alkoholism of Tony Stark

Tony Stark goes on a bender in Iron Man #125. He rants at his faithful butler Jarvis in issue #127, exclaiming, “You’re only a butler, Jarvis, a servant!” And I’ll be grateful to you in the future for remembering your whereabouts.” When the event, Jarvis resigns, but returns two issues later after Tony apologizes.

Tony’s alcoholism seems to be a modern-day after-school special, with Tony’s abuse fast progressing to addiction and eventually recovery. While the cover of #128 indicates a deeper conflict, the substance of the issue is very light. Tony is clean and optimistic at the conclusion of “Demon in a Bottle,” due to Jarvis and his then-girlfriend, Bethany Cabe.

Tony began attending Alcoholics Anonymous in the mid-1990s and eventually became Carol Danvers’ sponsor. His alcoholism was retconned such that “Demon in a Bottle” was not the beginning of his trouble. Instead, it was passed down via his family and started when he was a youngster.

Tony had been sober for years at the beginning of the twenty-first century, a fact that Scarlet Witch used during Avengers Dissambled (2004), in which she controlled Stark’s mind to make him feel and behave drunk, which instantly disturbed his fellow Avengers.

Soon later, Tony Stark would take his largest jump yet, and his drinking issues would follow him.

TONY STARK IN THE MCU

It felt like a foregone conclusion that when it came time for Iron Man to make his cinematic debut, his alcoholism would play a significant role in his character, particularly with the hiring of Robert Downey Jr., who had battled addiction himself.

Iron Man (2008), directed by Jon Favreau, paved the way for his alcoholism by presenting him as a regular social drinker. Iron Man 2 (2010) took things a step further, notably in a scene when a miserable Tony Stark drinks a few too many at his birthday party, dons his Iron Man armor, and trashes his own home while it is still full of partygoers.

Stark struggled with alcohol and responsibilities, but he wasn’t a full-fledged alcoholic. As the MCU proceeded, it became evident that that specific addiction would never appear on screen.

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Marvel stars and BTS V will appear in a new reality series on Disney+

New reality series IN THE SOOP: Friendcation, will premiere on Disney+ next month.

Marvel stars: Park Seo-joon, Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik (Soundtrack #1), rapper Peakboy, and member of BTS V will all be featured in this spinoff of the original IN THE SOOP series. They will all be seen relaxing together on a vacation.

According to the summary of the program, “This brand-new vacation reality series shows the buddies having time to enjoy nature and indulge in their favorite activities in the soop while hidden away from the world” (in the forest).

“Viewers will get to see the stars and best friends relax over a well-earned break away from the strains of day-to-day stardom” throughout the course of the four-episode series.

In The Soop

Choi is most known for playing Kim Ki-woo in the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite, and Park also had a brief appearance as Ki-friend. woo’s He will now play an unspecified role in the upcoming July 2023 television series The Marvels.

Fans of BTS may presently watch the K-pop group’s most recent movie on the streaming service, BTS: Permission to Dance On Stage – LA. The movie is a part of the group’s contract with Disney+, which also includes the docuseries IN THE SOOP: Friendcation and BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star.

In order to pursue individual careers, BTS, which also consists of Suga, Jin, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook, recently revealed they will be taking a short break from one another. The group announced their choice on their YouTube site, adding that they intended to “spend some time apart to learn how to be one again.”

IN THE SOOP: On October 19, Friendcation will make its Disney+ debut.

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Armor Wars Movie: from Marvel Disney+ Series To A Film

Due to creative adjustments, the TV series starring Don Cheadle will now be turned into an MCU – Armor Wars movie. The most of the Disney+ series that Marvel Studios had planned have already been released, but Armor Wars has been stuck in development for a while. Even though it had been announced in 2020, James Rhodes’ spinoff show hadn’t received any updates until 2022. In 2008’s Iron Man, Terrence Howard played Rhodes; in Iron Man 2, Cheadle took over as War Machine, and he has since continued to feature in several MCU projects.

Despite being a part of Phase 5, the Armor Wars TV series on Disney+ is being redesigned as an MCU – Armor Wars movie, with Don Cheadle remaining attached to play War Machine.

Due to creative adjustments, the TV series starring Don Cheadle will now be turned into an MCU – Armor Wars movie. The most of the Disney+ series that Marvel Studios had planned have already been released, but Armor Wars has been stuck in development for a while. Even though it had been announced in 2020, James Rhodes’ spinoff show hadn’t received any updates until 2022. In 2008’s Iron Man, Terrence Howard played Rhodes; in Iron Man 2, Cheadle took over as War Machine, and he has since continued to feature in several MCU projects.

War Machine is followed by Armor Wars following Phase 3, which resulted in the demise of his closest friend, Tony Stark. The Disney+ drama will, according to confirmation, follow the events of Secret Invasion, in which Cheadle will next play the Marvel character. Despite Disney’s commitment to creating the series, Armor Wars was not included in any of the Phases 5 or 6 slates that Marvel Studios presented at San Diego Comic-Con. One of the key Armor Wars stories, according to Cheadle in an interview from earlier this month, would include Tony Stark’s technology going out into the open, with Rhodey having to stop the wrong people from using it.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Armor Wars is being retooled into a feature picture, causing a significant shake-up within Marvel Studios. The company decided that a movie would be a better choice as opposed to a 6-episode series since they were dedicated to “having the tale conveyed the proper way.” The movie’s screenplay will be written by the film’s head writer, Yassir Lester, who is still employed. Production had been planned to begin in 2023, but this most recent development has forced a postponement. The Armor Wars information was released shortly after the director of the Blade reboot was fired.

How the MCU Will Be Affected by the Filming of Armor Wars Movie

Armor Wars

While Armor Wars’ continual postponement is a problem in and of itself, Cheadle’s character might gain from the film’s decision. Despite the fact that War Machine has been in a lot of MCU movies, he has never been the main character in any of the plots. Despite Rhodes having his own show at first, a feature film offers him a greater stage for obvious reasons. Additionally, this would give War Machine his own cinematic prominence after serving as Iron Man’s sidekick throughout the duration of the MCU. Marvel has adapted a product from one medium to another before, and Armor Wars is hardly the only instance of this. The Royal Family was supposed to have its own Phase 3 movie before The Inhumans became a TV show, but instead received a short series on ABC that had a poor outcome.

The length of Armor Wars’ delay as a result of the move from Disney+ to theaters is yet unknown. Armor Wars may have to wait until Phase 6 even if it takes place after Secret Invasion unless Marvel discovers a window in Phase 5 that makes sense. Due to the enormous lag between the conclusion of Secret Invasion and the release of Cheadle’s movie, it’s probable that the tie-ins from Secret Invasion will be eliminated if Armor Wars is redeveloped as a feature film. There is a likelihood that Armor Wars was always a Phase 6 project because the slate wasn’t fully revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. It is unclear how Armor Wars will fare as a movie unless Cheadle, Feige, and Marvel Studios make announcements.

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Everything you need to know about Wolverine

Wolverine

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

How did Wolverine Became Popular?

Origin of Wolverine by Paul Jenkins Wolverine, the ol’ Canucklehead, has certainly evolved from the idea of a Canadian superhero to being the finest at what he does. Wolverine, a comic book character whose stern, aggressive demeanor established the bar It became quickly obvious that his initial yellow-and-blue clothing did not conjure up images of a furious the early 21st century…

James Howlett – Wolverine – Logan – Weapon X

Here is some facts about Wolverine

Habitat. These hardy creatures live alone and require a lot of space to wander.
Diet. Wolverines are stubborn, so while they occasionally consume vegetarian food like plants and berries in the summer, it does not constitute a significant portion of their diet.

What role does Wolverine play in X-Men Apocalypse?

Professor Charles Xavier invites Wolverine to join up for his new superhero-mutant team, called the X-Men, where Logan creates a close friendship with Cyclops and Jean Grey. Later it was discovered that Xavier, erased Logan’s memory and forced him to join the X-Men team by purpose. Professor X had to delete all Wolverine memories because he was sent to kill X-Men team leader a.k.a. – Charles Xavier.

Cyclops and Jean Grey

James Howlett (Wolverine) is also called Logan and Weapon X. He is a mutant with three retractable claws in each hand and animal-keen senses. He also has heightened physical powers, a strong regeneration ability known as a healing factor, and animal-keen senses.

Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine a.k.a. Logan

So Wolverine is from DC (Detective Comic) or MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe)?

Offten fans wonder is Wolverine a DC or a Marvel hero? Well, Wolverine was allegedly inspired by the DC superhero Timberwolf. Due to his ability to heal, the color of his outfit, and his hair, he is Wolverine’s polar opposite. The only thing that separates them is their claws, which are quite similar to each other despite Timberwolf’s sharp claws not being like Wolverine’s retractable ones. But, officially Wolverine was created for Marvel Comics by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita.

What is Wolverine’s history?

Did you know that Wolverine actually are father to Jimmy Hudson? James Hudson and Wolverine served together in the Iraq War, and James was given guardianship of Wolverine’s infant kid. To make the adoption legitimate, Jimmy’s surname name was changed from Howlett to Hudson. Jimmy’s origins were kept a mystery up until his senior year of high school. Wolverines son – Jimmy didn’t realize he was a mutant when he was a child, but he always felt unique and rejected the idea that he might be one.

In movies we saw that Hugh Jackman who played Logan in several movies, had to play very different scenario/story line whan it’s in comic books. For the first time Wolverine appeared in our TV screens in 2009. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) showed us remarcable MCU story line with new characters. At the movie we saw that Logan a.k.a. Wolverine was made in laboratory. But did you know that in comics, originally he got such powers from his birth parent.

Just to clarify, who is Wolverine?

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

Other interesting information

Wolverine and Deadpool

Who is Deadpool in Wolverine?

One of the worse films in the Fox X-Men film series is frequently cited as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And the portrayal of Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in the movie has drawn some of the most severe criticism. Fans were ecstatic to see The Merc With the Mouth on the big screen when it was released in 2009.

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