The character, along with other well-known and loved superhero characters, was conceived by Stan Lee. Iron Man first appeared in issue number 39 of the Tales of Suspense in March of 1963. The premiere story was written by Larry Lieber as Stan Lee had a pending deadline to beat. The character was sort of a dare and a challenge to his self for the creator to create. Iron Man embodied what the audience disliked in those times. The prevailing sentiments of the readers were against the military, war and capitalism, concepts which the character actually embodied.