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Agent #3: Tony Stark

As you have probably surmised, many of the heroes and spies associated with SHIELD have a long history with the organization. Some go back decades, having the training and traceable ties; others seem to continually intersect their operations time after time, falling in and out of grace.

That’s where Tony Stark comes in; in some shape or form, the Stark family name has been working with the organization for at least two generations, heralding some of its greatest advances. And all this might be surprising to note because neither Tony, nor his father, have ever officially been recognized as agents. Read More...

Recommend Reading: Iron Man: Director of SHIELD (Paperback)

Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place after their "Civil War", a time where heroes were forced to choose a side between serving the government or working on their own, illegally. As Iron Man, Tony Stark believed that all the super powers needed regulation; he quickly rose to a position of authority for the U.S.

After that fated event, his loyalty was rewarded; he was elavated to Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., replacing its icon of espionage, Nick Fury.

This book collects Iron Man #15-18 as well as two other issues (a Strange Tales issue with Nick Fury and an earlier Iron Man story that ties into the SHIELD theme) and I will say right now that some people liked this while others didn't; there's a disagreement about Tony's role and his past history. But you make the decision on that one.

Tony Stark is #3 on The Top 10 Greatest Agents of SHIELD, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List. If superheroes and villains are your thing, Check out the List!

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