Iron Man Poster #99 vs Iron Monger (Ezekiel Stane) by Salvador Larroca


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Iron Monger is an alias used by multiple characters appearing in comic books published by Marvel. The first character to use the alias is Obadiah Stane, who first appeared in Iron Man 163 (1982). The Iron Monger armor first appeared in Iron Man 200 (1985).

Obadiah Stane has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the 2008 film Iron Man and the 2019 film Spider-Man: Far from Home (via archive footage), and voiced by Kiff VandenHeuvel in the animated series What If…?.

Ezekiel “Zeke” Stane is Obadiah Stane’s son who would have a vendetta against Tony Stark in his father’s name. Obadiah’s son gradually adapts his body to be a cyborg to the extent he regenerates injuries very quickly, no longer needs to breathe, and generates at least as much energy as the Iron Man armor. He constructs a special exoskeleton to help him deal with excess heat (and turn into even more usable energy).

Salvador Larroca is a comic book artist, primarily known for his work on various X-Men titles for Marvel Comics.

After starting his career as a cartographer, Larroca transitioned to working as a comics artist in the 1980s at Marvel UK, contributing to Dark Angel and Death’s Head II. He then did work in North American comics, including DC Comics’ Flash and Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider, Heroes Return, Fantastic Four, The Invincible Iron Man, and various titles related to the X-Men franchise and Ultimate Marvel imprint.

Larocca has also provided artwork for Marvel’s spinoffs and licensed books, such as Star Wars in the 2010s and Alien in 2021. His work on the former attracted criticism for his heavy reliance on tracing stills from Star Wars films, resulting in an “awkward hyperrealism” that was likened to the uncanny valley effect.

Near mint condition.