Guest Blog: Iron Man: A Wounded Heart And The Armour Of A Narcissist

Understanding the psychology of a superhero is a good way of making them feel relatable. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr has done an incredible job of making the audience feel for Iron Man. Over a decade, fans have seen Tony Stark’s emotional journey play out. Laura Ferron offers some great insight into Iron Man’s psychology and his motivations for saving the world.
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Mostly Curious Games Steampunk Iron Man Statue Review

In pop culture, there are all kinds of phenomenons and movements, with steampunk being one that’s really taken off over the last few years. Victorian aesthetics are mixed with modern technology to create quirky designs. Steampunk has inspired a multitude of subgenres, so any time I come across steampunk inspired creations, I’m interested in getting involved. This was the case with a steampunk Iron Man statue that I came across at Birmingham Comic Con. Designed by specialist artist, Mostly Curious Games, here is a review of the statue.

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Why The Mandarin Is Iron Man’s Greatest Enemy

Every superhero needs an archenemy to fight against and form the conflict of memorable stories. Batman has The Joker, Captain America has the Red Skull and Iron Man has The Mandarin. Created by Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, The Mandarin is Tony Stark’s greatest foe. Through a mixture of science and alien technology, Mandarin has aimed to conquer everything in his path. In many ways, he’s a dark reflection of Iron Man in that he utilises technology to achieve his goals for a malevolent purpose. The character is known for using alien rings that grant him a variety of abilities and The Comic Vault is looking into Mandarin’s history to see what makes him such a memorable villain.

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Infamous Iron Man: Volume 1 Review: Can Doctor Doom Be A Hero?

Over the past few years, a recent comic trend has been to replace established characters with new versions. There’s been a female Thor, a female Hawkeye and even an Asian version of The Hulk. A new character taking on an established identity doesn’t always work, but when it’s done right it can offer an intriguing story. This is the case with Brian Michael Bendis’ Infamous Iron Man series, with Doctor Doom taking on the role of Iron Man. Spinning out from the events of Civil War II, Tony Stark is in a coma and Victor Von Doom is out to show the world he can protect it.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

It’s been a hell of a year for superhero films, and the momentum keeps going with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Since Tom Holland debuted as the wall-crawler in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, fans have been eager to see what he can do when given a solo film to spin his webs. As comic fans, we’ve become used to watching epic battles and world saving stakes. So, when a film likes Spider-Man: Homecoming offers a window into the mundane side of superhero life, it offers a refreshing change. Here is my spoiler free review.

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The Pop Culture Playlist: Iron Man

Homeofcomics has put a request in for The Pop Culture Playlist, and I’m happy to oblige by putting together music for Iron Man. Tony Stark is a genius, who’s done a lot to help the world with his inventions. He’s also egotistical, has messed up spectacularly and used to be an alcoholic. There’s plenty of material to cover in the epic story of Iron Man.

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