There’s nothing a good repulsor ray can’t handle. When Tony Stark was captured and required a magnetic chest plate to keep shrapnel from reaching his heart, he underwent a transformation. A genius who had earned his wealth through the manufacture of weapons, Stark began a new chapter by fighting evil with the help of his technologically advanced suit. Arrogant and flashy yet compassionate and haunted by personal vices, the man inside the suit is at once polished and logical yet callow and mechanized. The Iron Man tells Tony Stark’s story by drawing upon the iconic colors of Iron Man’s suit while acknowledging Stark’s engineering and hero abilities: beginning with raw ideas and materials and converting them into the world’s most advanced technologies. Orli says, “Iron Man has his demons, but he always tries to find ways to improve mankind’s situation through technology. I think that’s a mission many people aspire to and can relate to as technology continuously evolves. Plus, when he wants a new gadget, he ups and invents it.”
As a bona fide comic book enthusiast, Orli celebrates the Marvel Comics multiverse, including the art and times of Stan Lee and his colleagues Jack Kirby, Len Wein, and Chris Claremont. Drawing inspiration from the flawed and conflicted heroes emerging and reemerging during the Silver and Bronze Ages, this collection capitalizes on the decisive colors, bold lines, and action-packed symbolic resonance of the genre.