What made Iron Man so popular?


‘I am Iron Man’ and ‘I love you 3000’ are perhaps two dialogues that any Iron Man fan could never forget. If you have been keeping a track of the Avengers series, you already know how powerful he is. But why is he so popular? Let us see.



Tony Stark is an ingenious scientist and the owner of Stark Industries. He is once kidnapped by some terrorists who ask him to build a weapon of mass destruction. He suffers a severe chest injury while being kidnapped. Instead of building the weapon his captors ask for, he creates a mechanized suit of armour to save his life and escape from captivity.



Later, Stark develops his suit, adding weapons and other technological devices he designs. He uses this suit to save the world time and again. He conceals his true identity in the beginning, but later reveals to the world that he is iron Man.



Tony Stark is an average human being with high intellect and mastery over martial arts. It is his suit that powers him and he can be killed with any weapon outside his suit. Tony Stark is also a founding member of the Avengers.



Iron Man was co-created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. The character made its first appearance in 1963. Iron Man is played by Robert Downey Jr. in the film adaptations.




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What makes Batman different from other superheroes?


Gotham city is perhaps the most well-known fictional city —the place where Batman operates. Many of the superheroes that we know have supernatural powers. But Batman does not possess any strange superpower. However, his intellect is superior to the common folk and he has a commendable mastery over martial arts.



Bruce Wayne is a wealthy American philanthropist; he owns the Wayne Enterprises. As a child, Bruce witnesses his parents’ murder. It shakes him and leaves him disturbed for years. Frustrated by anger, he swears to take vengeance against criminals. This gives him a sense of justice.



The worst of Bruce’s fears was bats; therefore, he crafts a bat-inspired persona to fight crime. Bruce trains himself physically and intellectually as well.



Batman was created for DC Comics by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Batman first appeared in 1939. The character became popular soon and gained his own comic book title, Batman, the following year. The character has been adapted for serials and films since then.



Many actors played Batman; prominent among them are George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and Warren Christie. Robert Pattinson will portray the character in the upcoming 2022 film, The Batman.



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When did Superman first appear?


Who does not know Superman, the American comic strip superhero? Superman is arguably the first ever superhero. Though he does not seem to be growing old, Superman is almost a century old. Superman first appeared in Action Comics, No. 1 in June, 1938. It was published by DC Comics.



Here goes the story of Superman. On the doomed planet Krypton, scientists Jor-El and Lara place their infant son Kai-El into a rocket bound for Earth. He is found by Martha and Jonathan Kent, a kind couple from the American town of Smallville. They name the boy Clark Kent and raise him as their own. Clark exhibits superhuman powers right from his childhood.



He has incredible strength, super speed and can leap over great distances. Upon reaching adulthood, Kent moves to an urban metropolis and goes on to work as a reporter for the newspaper Daily Planet.



Superman was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. The first Superman feature film was released in 1951. It starred George Reeves as Superman.



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What made Spider-Man popular as the modern age superhero?


When Spider-Man first entered the world of comics, his creators had no idea that he would go on to become a legend. Peter Parker, a university going boy became Spider-Man.



Peter Parker becomes an orphan after his parents die in a plane crash. He is raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City. Peter acquires spider-related abilities after getting bitten by a radio-active spider.



He can now cling on to surfaces, and has superhuman strength and agility. He can also detect danger with his spider-sense. His foes such as Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin and Venom are also famous.



Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics in 1962. Spider-Man first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15.



Martin Goodman, the publisher of Marvel Comics did not respond positively to the idea of Spider-Man. He did not like the idea of a teen super hero. Despite his doubts, Spider-Man went on to become a true universal super-hit.




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What do we know about Rubeus Hagrid?


All Harry Potter fans have a special affection towards Hagrid. He is incredibly warm and kind-hearted. Sometimes, this half giant and half human would forget his exceptional size and strength while patting people on the back. His concern and love for Harry is limitless.



Rubeus Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hagrid lives at Hogwarts. He is the keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts. He is also a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Hagrid’s courage and loyalty knows no boundaries. He is fiercely loyal to Albus Dumbledore. In fact, Dumbledore trusts Hagrid with his life. Hagrid proves his trustworthiness by carrying out many secret tasks for Dumbledore, time and again. But Hagrid cannot keep secrets, which Harry exploits time and again.



Hagrid is the first Hogwarts member that Harry meets. Hagrid meets Harry before the school starts and he helps Harry to obtain everything that he needs for the wizarding world. The friendship between Harry and Hagrid starts there.



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