Marvel’s Iron Man is among the smartest characters within the Marvel Universe – and he is additionally one of many shrewdest businessmen on Earth, so it is no shock that the genius, billionaire, playboy-philanthropist would fairly actually invent a lawyer for himself. Because the CEO of Stark Industries, Tony is usually beset by authorized troubles; attorneys accompanying him all over the place he goes wouldn’t be seen as out of the odd. Within the brief story assortment Iron Man: Titanium, the story Railguns, Energy Ties and Titanium Males, written by Adam Warren with artwork by Salva Espin and colours by Rachelle Rosenberg, introduces readers to Tony Stark’s very personal “Lawyer Armor.”
At first of the story, Tony Stark accompanies Pepper Potts (together with bodyguards and attorneys) to a public assembly in a brand new skyscraper; the younger Chief Technological Officer of the corporate Designed Intelligence, Huang Qiaolian seems able to announce the corporate’s IPO earlier than dozens of potential buyers. As an alternative, she kidnaps all of the attendees and holds them hostage by the usage of the Titanium Man: a robotic that may also deploy smaller variations of itself. So as to add insult to harm, Huang Qiaolian is not from Designed Intelligence in any respect, however Superior Concept Mechanics, or A.I.M.
Huang Qiaolin’s plan is revealed as she ushers the hostages towards high-speed electromagnetic elevators. They’re not elevators; they’re mass drivers, designed to launch the cabins into orbit the place they’re going to reenter the environment and land close to an A.I.M. ship. However Tony Stark has a plan; he stands in the course of his two attorneys and initiates a high-speed transformation sequence. The 2 attorneys disassemble and kind round Tony, creating a brand new armor. “Fits-to swimsuit dialog full,” he says – whereas Huang stands amazed that Stark was capable of finding a sensible use for company attorneys.
Tony Stark isn’t any stranger to hiding his fits in plain sight. Essentially the most well-known of Tony’s hid armors is the “suitcase armor” popularized in Iron Man 2, however was seen a lot earlier within the comics. In contrast to the movie, the swimsuit wasn’t disguised because the briefcase; it merely hid Tony’s collapsible armor inside. The Extremis armor was the logical subsequent step; Tony saved the undersheath of the armor inside his bones, and moved it exterior his pores and skin with a psychological command.
Due to the Lawyer Armor, Tony was capable of rescue Pepper Potts and the passengers contained in the elevators, destroy the Titanium Man and defeat Huang Qiaolin (who was later revealed to be a Life Mannequin Decoy). Stark’s authorized troubles labored to his benefit on this occasion. Iron Man’s popularity for palling round with an entourage allowed yet one more swimsuit of armor up his sleeve.