Iron Man - Cultural Influence

Cultural Influence

  • The rapper Ghostface Killah, a member of Wu-Tang Clan, titled his 1996 debut solo album Ironman, and has since continued to use lyrics related to the Iron Man comics and samples from the animated TV shows on his records. He has also adopted the nickname Tony Starks as one of his numerous alter-egos and was featured in a scene deleted from the Iron Man film.
  • Paul McCartney's song "Magneto and Titanium Man" was inspired by the X-Men's arch-nemesis and the original version of the Iron Man villain. Another Iron Man villain, the Crimson Dynamo, is mentioned in the lyrics to this song.
  • The British band Razorlight mentions Tony Stark in a verse of their song, "Hang By, Hang By".
  • The character of Nathan Stark on the television show Eureka is inspired by Tony Stark.
  • Forbes has ranked Iron Man among the wealthiest fictional characters on their annual ranking, while BusinessWeek has ranked him as one of the ten most intelligent characters in American comics.
  • In 2011, IGN ranked Iron Man 12th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.

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