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Old 06-10-2012, 04:20 AM   #98
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Default Re: Avengers cartoon - Part 5

Originally Posted by venomfangs125 View Post
Speaking of Emperor Stark, has that been done in the comics?
Yes, they had a similar storyarc in the Exiles comic (#23-25):

"In the Exiles series (alternate reality) Iron Man is a malevolent despot and the tyrant ruler of the World which as a whole is pretty annoying for everyone else. He also seems to have taken up wearing Dr Dooms cloak (his favorite trophy) in a bit of super villain cross dressing.

In a world plagued by all kinds of bad stuff, the people sought out a strong leader. Tony Stark came to the rescue; first becoming President of the United States for life, and later, as of an emergency edict ten years ago, Monarch of Earth. He ruled Earth with an iron fist. And this was all his plan from the beginning.

This world’s Tony Stark was brutally ambitious. He killed his father when he was just fourteen, enabling him to take over the mighty Stark fortune. Slowly he plotted, eventually getting the world economy in a stranglehold. The industrialist then bided his time. He waited for just the right moment before tightening his grip.

Then came the Mutant War, courtesy of Stark himself. Magneto, clandestinely funded by Stark, attacked humanity. In the chaos, the world begged for Stark’s assistance. He came forward to master the crisis.

In taking over the world, he had to kill many heroes and villains. His battle with Dr. Doom left him horribly wounded, and he had to design a special suit of armor to aid in his recovery. (Doom was killed.) Also, because his face sustained a massive radiation blast from just a foot away, he uses a hologram to project a human face to his people.

This Stark had imperial designs beyond the bounds of earth. He wanted to move on to conquer other worlds. And he found the future of his intergalactic army in the untapped genetic power of the Inhumans. (I told you he was ambitious.) He launched an attack on the Inhumans’ island of Attilan with his army of Iron Men, four battalions—40,000 of them. These Iron Men squadrons, what Stark blithely called "flyers" were destroyed by a screaming Black Bolt.

This alternate reality Stark was then killed by the same reality’s Sue Storm at the end of Exiles #25."

"There’s a punk rock quality to Peter Parker that’s really irreverent and fun and that’s something that Andrew embodies in a way that we haven’t seen before. Certainly the materials that have come out have a darker sentiment or there’s a darker projection, but we’re very keen on staying loyal to the humor of Spider-Man."
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