In case you haven't noticed, the film Iron Man opens this Friday, May 2nd. I'm a lifelong comic book/superhero fan, so I'd love to see this film (as I stated in my Summer Movie Preview). For those unable to make it to the film, or are new to the character, here is a free sampling of ol' Shellhead, as he's affectionately called, in previous media.
Here is an Iron Man comic from 2004 that can be read online:
From the 1966 (barely) animated TV series Marvel Superheroes Hour, here is Iron Man in "Enter Hawkeye," including another Marvel character named, coincidently, Hawkeye. The video quality after all these years is not great, but the quality wasn't great back in the day either.
Here Iron Man fights "The Crimson Dynamo." The video is a bit better here, but the audio isn't great.
Below enjoy "The Other Iron Man:"
This is the opening sequence for the 1990s UPN Sunday morning animated series:
Once again, the trailer for the new film:
Finally, you can't mention Iron Man these days without thinking of the classic Black Sabbath song of the same name (and Ozzy makes his first appearance on my blog!):
That's all for now. I may scan and upload some of my Iron Man comic book covers this weekend if I get the chance.
Now get to your local theater!
I almost forgot: this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day! Get to your local comic book store before the theater!