War Machine (James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Here are 10 interesting facts about War Machine
James “Rhodey” Rhodes debuted in Invincible Iron Man #118 in 1979. This story is called At the Mercy of My Friends. Rhodes becomes War Machine in Invincible Iron Man #282 in 1992. This story is called Legacy of Iron.
When Tony Stark was kidnapped by terrorists years ago in Vietnam, he escaped by creating his very first Iron Man suit. As he fled, Tont bumped into a soldier and pilot called James Rhodes. The pair teamed up to defeat nearby terrorists.
When Rhodes completed his military service, he worked with Tony Stark. They became best friends and Rhodes eventually became Iron Man’s sidekick, War Machine.
Although Rhodes is better-known as War Machine, he took on the mantle of Iron Man nearly ten years prior. However, the suit wasn’t calibrated for Rhodes’ brainwaves, which caused him to act erratically and aggressively. When he gave up the suit, Tony Stark became Iron Man once more.
Invincible Iron Man #170 (1983)
Although Iron Man’s armor focuses on repulsor energy, War Machine has many weapons such as machine guns, mini-guns, missiles, Gatling guns, cannons, pulse waves, magnetic waves, EMPs, nanobots, ultraviolet beams, infrared beams, and steel knives.
Invincible Iron Man #1-33 (2007-2011)
War Machine #1-12 (2008-2009)
He is played by Terence Howard in the 2008 film, Iron Man. After Terence Howard was fired for being too demanding, he was replaced by Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2. He was voiced by James Avery in the 1994 animated series, Spider-Man. Avery is best known for playing Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the Shredder in Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.
In Invincible Iron Man #29, Jim Rhodes is drawn to look like the actor, Terence Howard, who played the character in the Iron Man film. This issue was released on October 2010. That’s five months after Don Cheadle had replaced Terence Howard in Iron Man 2. Why did the artists do that? That’s basically bullying.
He briefly ran Stark Enterprises. He left Stark Enterprises after a year.
Iron Man #284 (1992)
Iron Man #291 (1993)
In his armor, he can lift 100 tons and fly at Mach 3.
The character was created by David Michelinie, John Byrne, and Bob Layton. These three writers and artists also created the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang.