Inspired by the thread of "Who of these two do you find better?". And since I really really enjoyed "Iron Man" comics after the good reputation his film earned I decided to make this entry.
*Both of them were created by "Stan Lee", both were sketched by:
- Donny Heck
- Steve Ditko
- John Romita jr (in the early 80s shortly after..)
- Keith Polard
- Herb Trimpe
- Jack Kirby (He didn't just draw Spider-Man on covers)
- Mark Bagley
- Salvador Larroca
- & others
- Gerry Conway
- David Michilinie
- Denny O'Neil
- Matt Fraction
- & others
*They both became superheroes by accident: Spider-Man got bit by a radioactive spider that gave him his amazingly extraordinary powers. "Iron Man" got a shrapnel near his heart and his chest-plate helped him be freed.
*Both lost a very important man in their life: Spider-Man became arrogant and the burglar he didn't stop killed his uncle. In capture Dr. Yensin (the man who helped "Anthony Edward Stark" escape) died by bullets
*Both have the color RED very important in their wear: Almost every "Iron Man" is half red. Spider-Man's original costume is the famous red 'n blue
*Both made skin tight uniforms on their exact fit and neither of them is a good knitter
*Both of them loved the big man's main secretary, but the secretary married another friend of him in the same company, now the husband of each of these two women is dead, each of them fought the secretary husband.
- "Tony Stark" loved his -now again- secretary but she married his former driver "Happy Hogan", Happy turned more than once to a monstorous "Freak" & "Iron Man" fought him. Happy was in the hospital lying last before Pepper pulled the plug on him
- "Peter Parker loved his boss Secretary "Elizabeth 'Betty' Brant", Betty married reporter "Ned Leeds" who got brain washed by "Roderick Kingsley" the original Hobgoblin to pose as him. Spidey fought Ned, Ned is by soldiers of the Foreigner (as showed in Spider-Man vs Wolverine, later revealed Kingsley killed his substitute man)
*Both of them decided more than once to let go of their alter-egos, but out of their hands circumstances made them turn back on that choice every time
*Both of them lost a girl they fell in love with by a menace in green. Tony lost "Janice Cord" by the hands of "Titanium Man". Spider-Man lost "Gwen Stacy" by the "Green Goblin"
*If one of them gets angry for the sake of a loved one, they go on rampages against the villains responsible
*Tony almost married "Marriane Rodgers", Peter almost married "Gwen Stacy". Both two chicks have a long blond hair
*Both of them have a black uniform. Tony has his stealth armor & Spidey has his famous black suit
*Each one of them fell in love with a red-headed babe who learned his secret identity on her own. Tony loved "Bethany Cabe". Peter loved "Mary Jane Watson"
*They both fell in love with danger loving women. Tony loved "Whitney Frost" who after an accident that scarred her face wore a golden mask and became "Madame Masque". Spider-Man loved "Felicia Hardy/Black Cat"
*Both of them have adventures with these three:
- Captain America
- "Johnny Storm/The Human Torch" & the "Fantastic Four"
*Both of them fought their best friends when they turned psycho.
- After "Jim Rhodes" wore the "Iron Man" armor when Tony was drinking himself out, he started feeling heavy headaches that turned him berserk. Tony made a simple armor to stop Jim's rampage
- Peter fought his friend "Harry Osbourn" in two events; once when he was after the effect of the pills believing himself the "Green Goblin". There was the time when Normans ghost haunted Harry and drove him to the brink after the stress of being in the Goblin Guise for a while