Iron Man

Marvel Phase One Retrospective Looks Back on the First Years of the MCU

by Britt Hayes September 23, 2015 @ 5:09 PM
It may seem hard to believe, but Marvel has now completed two phases of films, ending Phase Two with Ant-Man before entering Phase Three next summer with Captain America: Civil War. The new MCU kicked off back in 2008 with Iron Man and ended with the first Avengers in 2012 — which already seems so, so long ago. As we prepare for Avengers: Age of Ultron to hit Blu-ray and DVD, one fan has put together this 10-minute retrospective looking back on the films of Phase One.

Here’s What the ‘Iron Man’ Movie Logo Almost Looked Like

by Jacob Hall August 31, 2015 @ 11:59 AM
Every time you see a logo for anything, whether it be on a soda can or a movie poster, you are looking at the result of a lot of hard work. Specifically, you’re looking at a design that was reached over time, with a designer and a company going back and forth until they reach a final goal. Any official movie logo is only one of dozens that was created. For those who like to see how this particular portion of the movie sausage is made, a new interview with artist Fede Ponce should prove enlightening … especially when you see how many of his ideas for the Iron Man logo didn’t make the final cut.

Marvel Puts Impressive Cosplayers on New Comic Book Variant Covers

by Britt Hayes August 23, 2015 @ 12:12 PM
Cosplay has moved beyond simple hobby into an outright dedicated art form with professionally-shot photos and carefully constructed, very accurate costumes. It is, in the eyes of some, the ultimate display of devotion to fandom. And after years of cosplayers taking over conventions, Marvel is giving some of the best ones some very cool recognition by putting them front and center on new variant covers of their comic books

Disney Reveals Details on ‘The Iron Man Experience,’ Their First Marvel Theme Park Attraction

by Britt Hayes August 16, 2015 @ 1:15 PM
Disney Parks
The Iron Man Experience was first announced back in 2013 as a new attraction for Hong Kong Disneyland — yes, that means unless you want to pony up the cash for a vacation to China, you won’t get to hang out in Stark Tower. Yesterday at D23, the studio revealed some concept art and new details about the immersive experience of their first Marvel attraction.

Iron Men Can't Jump (or Avenge the Rim): Adidas Releasing Avengers Retro Basketball Sneakers

by Luke Brown June 4, 2015 @ 12:00 PM | ComicsAlliance
Everyone wants a piece of the Avengers pie. When a movie with a global audience this large is at stake, there's no brand deal that doesn't make sense to at least attempt. We've already seen Under Armour, Samsung and Gillette, among others, team up with Marvel and Disney to produce a few Avengers-themed goods. It would seem however, that Adidas, already responsible for Quicksilver's sneakers, isn't content with just running shoes with Avengers designs. According to Chinese sneaker site Dunk, Adidas is planning on revisiting some of its more well-known basketball sneakers from years past, albeit with a comic book twist. Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Thor will all get retrofitted onto kicks from the Adidas catalog, though your mileage may vary as to how attractive these shoes really are. Though I guess it doesn't really matter given that comic book-themed footwear for adults is rather limited outside of Journeys.

50 Marvelous Marvel Comic Facts You May Not Know

by CA Staff May 6, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | ComicsAlliance
Marvel Comics
Did you know that Doctor Doom is not a real doctor? Or that Marvel gave Optimus Prime his name? Or that Captain America drew Captain America? Or that Marvel created a character to slaughter Doctor Who's Daleks? We've uncovered some of the strangest and most wonderful facts from more than fifty years of Marvel Comics history to provide you with tidbits to amuse, educate, and inform --- including weird-but-true facts about Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, and the big guy himself, Groot.

A First Look at Iron Man’s New Armor From ‘Captain America: Civil War’

by Matt Singer May 5, 2015 @ 9:16 AM
It’s not too early to start looking ahead to Captain America: Civil War, right? I mean Avengers: Age of Ultron has already been out for five days; that’s soooooo last week. With Marvel it’s always about what comes next. And what comes next (okay after Ant-Man, which is a little disconnected from the main Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline) is Captain America: Civil War, where Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man will apparently get into a tussle over ... something. Maybe they argue over whether the Hulk and Black Widow should have hooked up in Avengers 2. I don’t know.

The 100 Greatest Avengers, As Voted By You

by CA Staff May 4, 2015 @ 4:30 PM | ComicsAlliance
Who is the greatest Avenger of all time? You probably have your personal favorites. You probably also have a pretty good idea who the popular favorites might be. We wanted to know for sure, so to mark the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron we conducted a giant-size poll to give you the chance to choose between more than 100 Avengers members, and rank them from least to best. Now the results are in. And we think there are a few surprises.