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Ranking Every Iron Man in the Comics

Updated August 30, 2019 1.7k votes 187 voters 2.3k views27 items

List RulesUpvote the best comic book characters who have been Iron Man

We're ranking every Iron Man in the Marvel comics universe. Along with all Iron Man incarnations that appeared in the comic books, this list also includes alternate versions as well as villains who became Iron Man. Who is your favorite Iron Man?

Everyone knows the original Iron Man, Tony Stark, but did you know superheroes, like Wolverine and even a drunk Deadpool wore Iron Man's suit? Several enemies have worn the suit and used the Iron Man alias, like Doctor Doom, Ultron, and Norman Osborn. Other comic book characters who wore Iron Man's armor include James Rhodes, Ben Reilly, and Captain America. 

Vote for the best Iron Man in comics. This ranking of every Iron Man displays pictures of the characters in costume and their comic book appearances. 

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    Tony Stark

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    James Rhodes

    Iron Man
    James Rhodes is a fictional character from the 2013 film Iron Man 3....  more

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    Steve Rogers

    Bullet Points
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    Ben Reilly

    Amazing Spider-Man
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    Happy Hogan

    Tales of Suspense
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    James Howlett

    Old Man Logan
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    Arno Stark

    Machine Man Vol 2
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    Rhodey Stark

    Avengers Vol 5
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    Wade Wilson

    New Mutants
    Deadpool is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics....  more

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    Victor von Doom

    Infamous Iron Man
    Doctor Victor von Doom is a fictional supervillain that appears in publications by Marvel...  more

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    Michael Rhodes

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    Norman Osborn

    What If? Secret Invasion
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    Andros Stark

    Iron Man
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    Bethany Cabe

    Iron Man
    Bethany Cabe is a fictional character appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually...  more
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    Mike O'Brien

    Iron Man
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    Sonny Frisco

    Secret Wars 2099
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    Carl Walker

    Sub-Mariner
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    Ultron

    Avengers
    Ultron is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel...  more

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    Eddie March

    Iron Man
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    Thaddeus Stark

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    Weasel Wills

    Tales of Suspense
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    Nicholas Travis

    Iron Man: The End
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    Iron Man (Doppelganger)

    Infinity War