Behind the scenes of the fan-favorite comic book and the major motion picture!
Released by Del Rey / Random House
Written by Andy Mangels

Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-50615-3
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Read a RAVE review of
from Ain't It Cool News!


"It’s a great read, and it surprised me by being far more than just a cursory excuse to publish some familiar greatest-hits panels and stills from this summer’s movie. It’s no simple tie-in. Instead, Andy Mangels has written a comprehensive appreciation of the character Iron Man as well as a clear-eyed look at who is really responsible for shaping this Marvel icon."

"I see a lot of books like this, published to cash in on an upcoming movie, but it’s not often that they’re this well-written and appealing to even a casual fan of the character. If you’re even remotely interested and excited in the countdown to May’s IRON MAN release, check this one out for yourself."

Read another RAVE review of
from Fantasy Book Critic!


"Iron Man: Beneath the Armor is much more than a simple movie tie-in product. In fact, the film is only discussed on two of the book’s 215 pages. Instead, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor is an incredibly detailed examination about the history of Iron Man, going all the way back to the character’s inception in the early 1960s and his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39. From there, Andy Mangels wonderfully catalogs the comic book’s ongoing evolution through 2008—its high points and low—and how it was influenced by many different writers & artists..."

"...I was thoroughly fascinated by this guidebook. Not only does it do an incredible job of celebrating Iron Man’s history, but I also thought it portrays the comic book medium in a positive light as an intelligent, diversifying and richly creative mode of storytelling. Plus, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor is the kind of book that can be appreciated by both hardcore fans and readers new to the character. In short, I applaud Del Rey and Andy Mangels for producing a title of such quality..."

Read another great review of
from Antick Musings!


"This is a guidebook to Iron Man's history in the comics, copiously illustrated with lots of art from forty years of comics, by the very knowledgeable Andy Mangels."

[Also available: the IRON MAN movie novel adaptation written by Peter David]
On Sale: March 25, 2008
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[Also available: the IRON MAN the junior novel adaptation written by Stephen D. Sullivan]
On Sale: March 25, 2008
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Coming to theaters on May 2, 2008 from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, based on Marvel's best-selling Iron Man comic book character. Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. The film also stars Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltro and Oscar niminees Terrance Howard and Jeff Bridges and will be directed by John Favreau.

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