Monday, May 10, 2010
Here's a timely cover with the big sequel opening up this past weekend. I featured Iron Man wearing my all time favorite armor here, the classic red & gold with the widow's peak helmet. As much as I love the cool armor that Jon Favreau has been using for his films, I was really hoping that we would get a suit closer to this classic look for a scene or two.
I liked Iron Man 2 a lot - maybe not as much as the first one, but that was a nearly perfect superhero film so that doesn't surprise me. The acting across the board was well done and the action scenes were great. I did feel that the villains could have posed a bit more of a threat, they seemed to get dispatched relatively easily. Anyway, I can't wait for the next few Marvel movies and then the eventual ensemble piece, The Avengers!
The Iron Man I used for this cover is by Bob Layton, who illustrated many of his greatest tales - including the great time travelling adventure with Doctor Doom. I love that story do much that I commissioned Layton to recreate the cover to Iron Man #150 for me. He did a great job with it: