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Stan Lee on the inspiration for Iron Man

by Jo Ching. Published Tue 09 Apr 2013 12:18, last updated: 09/04/13
Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes

Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman and Iron Man reveals the inspiration for Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man. The Marvel head honcho said: "I had Howard Hughes in mind when I came up with Tony Stark."

"Hughes was one of the most colourful men of the time. He was an inventor, an adventurer, a ladies' man and a nutcase. He was incredible."

Stan Lee created Tony Stark in 1963 with artist Don Heck.


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