This Steampunk Iron Man Art Comes With a New Tragic Backstory

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Concept artist Anthony Jones not only made this beautiful piece of art, as he's done before, he also came up with an alternate universe explanation for it.

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The full image is below, but here is Jones' short story:

After donating his heart to save his only son Jarvis, Jarvis devoted his life to engineering to bring his father back to life. Picking up his father's work, he found an alternative power source that could bring him back. Preserving his body in a deep freeze incubator, Jarvis spent 10 years of his young adult life to engineer a mechanized suit using the power of steam to breathe life to his father.

Introducing Gentlemen Stark.

Illustration for article titled This Steampunk Iron Man Art Comes With a New Tragic Backstory
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synthozoic
synthozoic

I recall there was limited series, called 1602, from Marvel about many of the heroes and villains of Marveldom existing in the 1600s instead of modern times. Including Iron Man.

He was powered by such incredible high tech as Leyden jars and Voltaic piles and clockwork.

What would we call this? Baroque Punk? Maybe not, it predates the Enlightenment so Baroque music didn't quite exist as a style yet.

Tudor Punk? Jacobean Punk?

Anyway, the image above looks a bit like Dr. Who's Cybermen.