Normally the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day features the works of a single artist.Â However, Marvel sent out Iron Man variant covers for a number of books arriving in April, and they are simply stunning.Â Take the jump for the full gallery, plus the titles and release dates for each.
(our regularly scheduled AAMotD returns tomorrow, same Spoiler-time, same Spoiler-site).
Or – “Anybody Up for Texas Twister: Disassembled? No?Â Anybody?Â Otter?Â Nobody?Â Bueller?Â Bueller?”
So, I’m a Matt Fraction fanboy. Â That’s cool…Â Â It even brought me to read the adventures of the X-Men again after years of cold turkey. (Joss’s run on ‘Astonishing’ doesn’t count.)Â Â But I didn’t jump on board this title when it launched a couple of years ago, no matter how many people told me it was awesome.Â I think I was still feeling the betrayal ofÂ ”HerrÂ Gruppenfuhrer Stark: Dictator of SHIELD”Â and the use of Tony as the Marvel Universe’s autocratic de facto villain circa Civil War.Â (Remember when he punched out and depowered She-Hulk, a woman he’d been sleeping with the previous night?)Â It got worse when, as my associate Professor Wasserstein so succinctly put it, ‘the fascists won.’Â Â But I have been reading this book for months now (the perks of running the back issue bins are few, but they’re totally awesome) and with this issue, I think I’m officially back in the corner of Ant’ny and his ferrous alter ego, monkey-looking helmet or not.Â We all expect that Iron Man’ll be back in full running order before Siege ends, but how will they manage to redeem Tony in the hearts and minds of those who can’t forgive Stark (read: Marvel Editoral) for the disastrous event of the last couple of years?
If you are an avid listener to the Major Spoilers Podcast, you know that we like to give things away on the show. While there is still time to enter the Sounds Like a Yoda, It Does contest to win some Hasbro Star Wars figures, the Meet Matthew and Win a Prize contest has come to a close.
Weeks ago I challenged listeners to meet Matthew in person at the comic book store he works at on Sundays, purchase an Iron Man comic, get Matthew to sign it, and get photographic proof of the event.Â The first person to do that would win an Iron Monger action figure from Hasbro.Â Â Last Sunday, someone did indeed step up to the plate by driving all the way from Nebraska to take us up on the challenge.
One question; which Major Spoilerite is going to earn the Major Spoilerite Fan of the Year Award by nabbing us this awesome piece of movie memorabilia?
To celebrate the May 7 release of “Iron Man 2,” fans of the first blockbuster Iron Man movie will be able to own props and costumes seen in “Iron Man” when Marvel Studios makes them available to the highest bidder at an auction held during C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 16 – 18, 2010. Tony Stark’s Convoy Missile, the Hero Schematic Drawings of Mark I drafted inside the cave, Hero Completed Mark I Mask and Iron Man Hero Mark II RT Unit will be among the nearly 225 “Iron Man” props made available at the auction produced by Propworx Inc., the leading provider of high-end auctions for the film and television industry.
You’ve probably already seen the video, but now it looks like Marvel has finally approved the video to be posted on websites, so I’m sharing it with those of you who have yet to see it, and want more sneak peeks of the upcoming movie.
I know some of you are saying the Mac is already a perfectly designed product and needs not adornments to make it better, but you have to admit this Iron Man decal for the MacBook Pro looks pretty awesome.Â And at $14.99 I’ve found a new way to spruce up my computer.
For those who think I’m a Mac only person, my HP laptop has Batman on it.
Clark Gregg, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent that appeared in the first Iron Man movie is reprising his role in both Iron Man 2 and the Kenneth Branagh Thor flick.
The character is the latest to appear in multiple Marvel productions as the comicbook company’s film division preps for the eventual production of “The Avengers,” which unites Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and Thor in one pic. Marvel has been keen on brokering deals with actors to make sure auds will recognize characters when they crossover and appear in its other films.
It make sense, and it is something I greatly appreciate. At least they aren’t pulling a Billy Dee Williams with this character.
Art Asylum has posted a series of in progress shots of the upcoming War Machine figure based on the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie.Â Polished up, the figure looks good, and will go nicely with the iron Man Mark IV action figure when it is released.