Stan Lee creó Iron Man como un desafío personal: un personaje que sus lectores jóvenes odiarían. Por eso creó, en medio de la odiosa guerra fría, un billonario fabricante de armas que suministra al Ejército.
En 1941 Marvel estrenó Capitán Nazi, genéticamente alterado para luchar por el Eje
The Invincible Iron Man (Ultimate 2-Disc Edition Iron Man DVD). Paramount Pictures. 2008 "I think I gave myself a dare. It was the height of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military....So I got a hero who represented that to the hundredth degree. He was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist....I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him"