"I really hate superhero comics. Then Marvel comes to me with this character, and when they told me what it was I said, "Wow, that is even dumber than most superhero comics." This guy is the head of a multi-million dollar international corporation β€” that's a full-time job. He is also a scientist-inventor-engineer β€” that's a full-time job. And he wears a suit and goes out and save people? But then I found out I could give him a childhood β€” that's what I do. So that worked for me." β€” Orson Scott Card to SciFi Scanner, on writing Ultimate Iron Man