Ongoing struggle: The Iron Man star credits his sobriety to his wife, therapy, meditation, 12-step recovery programs, yoga, and the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu
Following Vision's saving of the Avengers, Iron Man started repairing the robot from his extensive injuries. During his repairs, Captain America asked him if he thought he could really fix him. Iron Man reminded the latter that he was himself and asked Vision how he was feeling. Following Vision's questioning of being scanned, Tony confirmed his suspicions and apologized as he explained the Avengers had been trying to make sure that Ultron did not leave anything harmful in the android. As Captain America uttered Vision's independence, Tony remarked that Ultron did an admirable job designing the latter and expressed a desire for the world being as easy to fix. After ordering to fix Vision, Iron Man and Captain America left Vision to his rest with the promise of being there for his awakening in thirty days.
Though the Starboost Iron Man armor’s appearance in the Iron Man 3 movie was forgettable (to say the least), the shiny white and grey/black space suit armor is still among my absolute favorite armor designs ever for Iron Man. Hot Toys must have thought so too, as they’ve absolutely nailed the design and aesthetic of the Iron Man Starboost armor!
Issues of entrepreneurial autonomy, government supervision of research, and ultimate loyalty figured prominently in early stories — the same issues affecting American scientists and engineers of that era. Tony Stark, writes Genter, is an inventor who finds motive in his as an autonomous creative individual. This blow is symbolized by his chest wound, inflicted at the moment he is forced to invent things for the purposes of others, instead of just himself. To Genter, Stark's transformation into Iron Man represents Stark's effort to reclaim his autonomy, and thus his manhood. The character's pursuit of women in bed or in battle, writes Genter, represents another aspect of this effort. The pattern finds parallels in other works of 1960s popular fiction by authors such as " (creator of ), (), and , who made unregulated sexuality a form of authenticity."