Iron Man was one of the founding members of the Avengers, one of Marvel's premiere team books. He has rejoined that team at various times throughout his career and even had affiliations with a few other groups of super powered do-gooders. Although an entire chronology of Iron Man's comic career is outside the scope of this project, there is one event that does play into the toy line. As the West Coast Avengers comic ended, Tony Stark developed a proactive team of superheroes called Force Works. Though that comic was to be short-lived, it was an integral part of basis for what would become the Iron Man animated series.