Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman and Iron Man reveals the inspiration for Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man. The Marvel head honcho said: “I had Howard Hughes in mind when I came up with Tony Stark.”
“Hughes was one of the most colourful men of the time. He was an inventor, an adventurer, a ladies’ man and a nutcase. He was incredible.”
Stan Lee created Tony Stark in 1963 with artist Don Heck.