The BEST Episodes of Iron Man
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2021
Iron Man, also known as Iron Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on Marvel Comics' superhero Iron Man. The series aired from 1994 to 1996 in syndication as part of The Marvel Action Hour, which packaged Iron Man with another animated series based on Marvel properties, the Fantastic Four, with one half-hour episode from each series airing back-to-back. The show was backed by a toy line that featured many armor variants.
#1 - The Armor Wars (2)
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 1995
Iron Man's quest to disable all armored warriors continues, even going against War Machine. Justin Hammer, who leaked Stark's armor secrets, creates a massive armored warrior named Firepower to stop Iron Man and destroy Stark Enterprises. The only way Iron Man can take Firepower down is with new exo-armor.
#2 - Hands of the Mandarin (2)
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 24, 1996
The Mandarin has captured Iron Man and learns his true identity. The rest of Force Works arrive at the Mandarin's citadel in a rescue attempt, but are captured. The Mandarin is now ready to complete his plan, using their energies to power the Heart of Darkness. But Tony manages to escape to Jim and Su-Yin, who helps build an armor immune to the anti-technology field. Iron Man and War Machine are now ready for the final battle.
#3 - The Beast Within
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 1995
Tony fakes his death after several attempts on his life, which seemed connected to a larger plan involving the abduction of four industrialists by the Mandarin. Tony returns in a more powerful suit of armor and has to team up with a double crossed Mandarin to stop Fin Fang Foom from taking over the world.
#4 - Data in, Chaos Out
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 1994
The Mandarin and Justin Hammer have taken control of Stark satellites, using them to inflict a disaster. Meanwhile, Modok turns Jim Rhodes against his friends, leading to Iron Man battling War Machine.
#5 - Iron Man, on the Inside
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 1995
Hawkeye's spine is wounded in a battle with Ultimo. Iron Man shrinks down to molecular size to implant a chip that will save him. But no one knows is that a mysterious Hacker is in control of Ultimo and now H.O.M.E.R. too.
#6 - Not Far From the Tree
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 1995
An intercepted A.I.M. signal leads Tony to find his thought dead father, Walter Stark. While he deals with painful memories, Tony also discovers what really happened to his father and why S.H.I.E.L.D. was involved.
#7 - Enemy Without, Enemy Within
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 1994
Force Works race to save a model that was kidnapped by the Mandarin's henchmen. But Modok has a more than passing interest in her.
#8 - Iron Man to the Second Power (2)
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 26, 1994
Iron Man goes head to head with his evil double and must also face the Living Laser and the Grey Gargoyle.
#9 - The Defection of Hawkeye
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 1994
Incriminating evidence suggests Hawkeye has betrayed Force Works, but he protests that he is innocent.
#10 - Beauty Knows No Pain
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 1995
Julia and several employees are kidnapped in Cairo, Egypt, by Tony's former lover, Madame Masque. She has dedicated herself to finding the Golden Sepulcher of Isis to cure her disfigured face. But the spirit of Isis possesses her, forcing Iron Man to fight her.
#11 - The Armor Wars (1)
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1995
Tony discovers the Crimson Dynamo's armor possessed secret Stark technology. Thinking others could be using his technology to hurt people, Tony goes after every known armored warrior, whether hero or villain.
#12 - Hands of the Mandarin (1)
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 17, 1996
The Mandarin has reclaimed all ten rings and plans to turn Earth back into a pre-technology society using an anti-technology field, with him in charge. He demonstrates the power of the field by disabling New York City and Iron Man himself. Unable to defeat him alone, Tony brings the Force Works team back together.
#13 - Hulk Buster
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 3, 1996
One of the Mandarin's missing rings creates a time rift and Julia gets sucked in. Iron Man manages to recover the ring with Bruce Banner's help, but before Julia can be saved, The Leader steals it and now possess two of the Mandarin's rings. The Leader plans to travel back to before the gamma bomb detonation and gain the power of the Incredible Hulk.
#14 - Distant Boundaries
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 1995
An unmanned alien ship arrives on Earth with a message begging for Iron Man's help against Dark Aegis. Iron Man is determined to help, since it was he that left Dark Aegis adrift in space, and readies the ship for take off. Jim, who is determined to conquer his fears, suits up as War Machine again to accompany Iron Man. But a dangerous stoaway threatens their mission.
#15 - The Wedding of Iron Man
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 17, 1994
The Mandarin and Justin Hammer learn that Tony Stark is Iron Man after reviewing several past battles.
#16 - Cell of Iron
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 1995
A.I.M. takes credit for a deadly terrorist attack, but Iron Man finds the source to be a powerful space station named the Star Well. A kind man, Arthur Dearborn, lives on the station, which is guarded by the mighty Sunturion. Iron Man tries to get Dearborn to evacuate before A.I.M. attempts a take over.
#17 - The Origin of Iron Man (2)
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 10, 1994
As his armor continues to recharge, Tony sees more of his past. Meanwhile, Force Works are on their way to rescue him, but they'll have to be faster than the Mandarin's henchmen.
#18 - Empowered
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 10, 1996
Modok has found one of the missing rings, but the Mandarin soon reclaims it. While Iron Man uses H.O.M.E.R. to find where Modok is hiding, the Mandarin uses his rings to see what Iron Man has been doing in recent months.
#19 - Fire and Rain
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 1995
Jim nearly drowns in his War Machine armor, making it hard for him to put the armor back on. Iron Man, meanwhile, discovers the son of a former Stark employee is seeking revenge as Firebrand.
#20 - And the Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 1994
The Mandarin turns the crew of a sunken Russian submarine into zombies, pitting them against Iron Man and Force Works.
#21 - The Origin of Iron Man (1)
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 3, 1994
A powerless Iron Man is trapped in the Chinese arctic. To keep warm, Tony views his past memories, reliving the origin of his mighty armor.
#22 - Rejoice! I Am Ultimo, Thy Deliverer
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1994
Iron Man has to contend with the infamous Ultimo, who was brought back on-line thanks to Mandarin and Modok.
#23 - The Origin of the Mandarin
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1994
A video diary reveals how the Mandarin acquired his powerful rings.
#24 - The Grim Reaper Wears a Teflon Coat
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 1994
The Mandarin steals the Grim Reaper, a new military jet developed by Stark.
#25 - Silence My Companion, Death My Destination
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 1994
Iron Man races to save Julia's kidnapped daughter.