Why Tony Stark Can Never Be President of The USA (SPOILERS)

In a recent issue of Civil War II, President Obama suggested that Tony Stark was going to run for President of the United States. And that the late Jim Rhodes might consider it instead.

Image-24-600x408Until he went kablooey.

And he has been President of the United States in other dimensional realities, as well as Secretary Of Defense in the Marvel Universe – though they seem to have forgotten that.

In recent Iron Man, however, it was discovered that Tony Stark was adopted. And in last month International Iron Man, tracked that down to an orphanage in Bulgaria.


Which could throw doubt on his eligibility to run. But who were his parents? Where was he born? And are any of them still alive?

Today, we get that answer. Today, in International Iron Man, we find his mother.


And she appears to be British, living and working as a sound engineer in London, home of Cambridge University.


And in true Steve Ditko fashion, is someone you've never heard of…

Sorry Tony! Looks less and less likely you'll ever be President! Not in this reality anyway…


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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