Friday, May 01, 2020

May 1 - Prologue

Tony Stark, the invincible Iron Man, hadn't been much of an athlete as a kid. But then, he wasn't the last one on the playground picked for kickball, either. He's been a precocious child genius, heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune - sure, everyone knew that. But at least he hadn't embarrassed himself in gym class. Being a brainiac didn't have to mean being a cliched egghead. Geek chic had been around a lot than today's magazines and tabloids would have us believe.
But the tabloids would have you believe all kinds of stuff. Like that Tony Stark was a superficial dilettante, a wealthy opportunist, and a billionaire playboy.
Maybe the last bit was true. Or had been. Tony was trying to live down the one-night stands. But when women he barely remembered were quoted in 40-point type across the cover of the World-Star as suggestivety saying "NOTHING IRON ABOUT STARK," it got tough to ignore the headlines, fabricated or otherwise.

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