Vilification of Tony Stark

Hero or villain? Marvel can’t decide.

Everyone knows and loves Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Iron Man. However, the same cannot be said of his comic book counterpart.  In the movies, Tony Stark is charismatic, endearing, and everyone’s favorite party guest.  He has long been my favorite hero in the comics, but for the past decade, Marvel has been pushing him further and further into villain territory, sullying a legacy that goes back even before his role as a founding member of the Avengers.

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