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I is for Iron Monger #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy. 

I is for the Iron Monger, a Marvel Comics supervillain. He first appeared in Iron Man #163 (1982) as Obadiah Stane, a genius with an ego problem. (That certainly a common supervillain problem.) He creates the Iron Monger armor (I-M Mark One) which he believes is better than his rival Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor. Unlike the Iron Man armor, this own armor is externally computer-controlled.

After Stane’s death, several other characters don the armor or construct their own Iron Monger suit. This includes Simon Steele, Joey Cosmatos and Stane’ son, Zeke Stane.

Jeff Bridges plays Obadiah Stane in the movie Iron Man (2008). Here he is the best friend and business partner of billionaire Howard Stark (Tony’s father), and does in fact build his own Iron Monger suit to battle with Tony.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)


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