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Tony Stark in Black Sabbath ShirtMost movie buffs have seen the various trailers for the new Iron Man film, which will be released in a little over a week from this writing. The usage of the Black Sabbath song “Iron Man” in the trailers has had me thinking, does the hard rock masterpiece have anything to do with Marvel’s metal-clad hero? It’s certainly not a “chicken or the egg” case, as comic book aficionados know that the superhero came first. But was the tune influenced at all by the character? Josh Glenn has offered an in-depth study of the mystery surrounding the song’s subject matter.

What Does the Black Sabbath Song Have to Do With Marvel’s Iron Man?