The Invincible Iron Man: The hammer strikes!
David Michelinie, writer; John Romita Jr, penciller; Bob Layton, inker
Many comic-book heroes seem to anticipate
‘transhumanism’ - the application of technology to humans to
enhance their abilities. Iron Man is a cyborg who will die without
his artificial heart and whose power comes from his high-tech suit.
Spider-Man’s special abilities come from his artificially altered
biology. And life imitates art: scientists are now developing
powered exoskeleton suits to allow paraplegics to walk, while
spider silk is providing the basis for new biomaterials used to
repair knee cartilage.