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At the beginning...
Considering how much Disney/Marvel have saturated the superhero movie market in the past decade, it is easy to forget what a breathe of fresh air the first Iron Man movie was... and what a gift to us comic-book nerds!
Sure, there had been good superhero movies in the past and recent past, some even better than this Jon Favreau effort but... this movie was just plain fun to watch, and to watch all over again! (trust me, I've seen it quite a few hundred times at this point).
Adding a super awesome cherry on top of it all was the promise of a united Marvel movie universe in the presence of one uber cool Nick Fury, impeccably played by the one and only Samuel L. Jackson. Us geeks were in Heaven.
Am I happy with all that's been since this movie's premiere? eh... methinks Disney did too much too soon in the second phase and, in the newer Marvel movies, not only is there a certain magic missing from them, they are feeling a bit tiresome. Of course they may surprise me every now and then, but I highly doubt it (but do hope so!).
Anyway, did this illustration in honor of a movie that brought back the kid that loved Marvel comics a while back ago... and that was no easy feat, considering how much I love DC!
Thanks for reading!
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Josep Blas... cartoonist, illustrator, character designer... overall storyteller... living in beautiful Chicago, IL