Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My Favorite Super Hero

Who's your favorite super hero? When I was a kid most boys chose one of the Big Three; Superman, Spiderman, or Batman. Personally though, my favorite was the invincible Iron Man. Iron Man didn't have any special mutant or magical powers, instead he was a genius who built himself a hi-tech "suit of armor" with extraordinary abilities.

I really liked the fact that Iron Man was just an ordinary man (well, OK a genius ordinary man). Unlike some other heroes, Iron Man (aka Tony Stark) has had some significant problems; alcoholism, womanizing, and he's an uber-capitalist who's company occasionally sells high tech weapons to the U.S. Government (many ethical issues here). For some reason, I can identify with a hero who also has significant challenges in his personal life. Anyway, next year they're coming out with an Iron Man movie and I'm really stoked. Here's the link to the trailer. I of course will be there opening night on May 2nd, 2008. Let me know if you want to come with!

8 comments:

Jay Boaz said...

So is it impressive or sad that I can tell you the artist who drew the Iron Man picture you used is George Perez. :)

If my schedule allows I'll come and see it with you opening day, though I may request a couch to sleep on afterwards!

JBo

Mark said...

Jay: To quote Darth Vader "Impressive . . . most impressive." Doesn't the trailer look good? I was disappointed to hear at first that Robert Downey Jr. was going to be Tony Stark (not big enough, not Italian enough), but now I think he'll do OK. And of course you can sleep on my couch . . . anytime!

Mark said...

BTW Jay, you didn't say who your favorite hero was (is) . . .

Jay Boaz said...

Where in the world do you get the idea that Iron Man needs to be Italian??!

As to my favourite hero, that's hard to say. I enjoy different characters for different reasons. If you really want the list and why I'll give it to you, though I suspect it would bore most of your regular readers.

JBo

Mark said...

Jay, of course I want to know!

Jay Boaz said...

http://www.comicboards.com/ironman/view.php?trd=070913184620

Not sure if you'll like that or not, but I wanted to get all the info before filling you in on recent Iron Man developments (I'm the thread started, Hatman).

As to my list of favourites, maybe I'll do it. Or I'll just e-mail you it since the explanations could get long. :)

JBo

Mark said...

Jay, as you wish. But what if you had to choose just one (and don't say you couldn't). I know you wouldn't want to, but who would be you favorite right now?

Jay Boaz said...

I don't have one favourite. I love different characters for different reasons. However, the short list with no explanations is;

Martian Manhunter
Iron Fist
Spider-Man
Thor
Captain America

Of special note would be my soft spot for all characters Alpha Flight, Canada's superhero team!

JBo