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Many moons ago we brought you a Top 5 list of our favorite costumes across various mediums. This time Biff and Martian Luthor Kang revisited the idea with a keen eye and a finer toothed comb.
5) Iron Man Armor (MK III)
Iron Man’s well known red and gold armor is a masterwork of sleekness and simplicity, but it never stood out to me. Maybe because it has existed for the entire time I’ve been alive. Yet when I dove back and saw him for the first time with that armor and the oh-so 1960’s horns on it, I knew I was looking at something special. Designed by the legendary Steve Ditko the horned look didn’t stick around long, but man do I wish it did.
Bonus: The original giant silver armor (MK I) and the original giant gold armor (MK II)
I completely get why these were redesigned especially since they seem so incredibly bulky, but I just love that vintage 1960’s Sci-Fi B-Movie look.
I recently embarked on a mission to read the entire run of The Amazing Spider-Man. Over my years as a comic fan, I’ve read a fair-sized chunk of them, but this time through I want to tackle them in chronological order.
And then I says to myself, I says, “Marshy, my boy, you write for a pop culture website! Why on Earth wouldn’t you write about this project so the world, or at least a very small cross-section of the world’s population can see it?”. And then I said back to myself, I said, “Geez, relax. I was gonna do that anyway. Go have a cigarette or something.”… and it went on like this.
THE 10 BEST THINGS ABOUT THE FIRST 20 ISSUES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
(AND AMAZING FANTASY #15… AND ANNUAL #1)
This documentary attempts to seek out legendary comic book artist, Steve Ditko. Ditko is most famously known as co-creator (or creator depending on who you ask) of Spider-Man along with Stan “The Man” Lee. Ditko created the looks of all the characters, the Spider-Man costume and illustrated the book from issue #1-38.
Hosted by British talk show mainstay, Jonathan Ross, the documentary leaves us with more questions than answers. We learn about Ditko’s time spent working at Marvel and the books he did after he left, which were of particular interest to me. Other than that we don’t get any solid facts, just a lot of grey area.
Did he leave Marvel because of his staunch conservative political views? Maybe
Did he leave over a disagreement with Stan Lee over the true identity of the Green Goblin? Maybe
Does he hate Stan Lee? Probably
What does come across throughout the film is the love and affection of his work that’s felt by Jonathan Ross and other luminaries of the comic world that were interviewed. Alan Moore, Mark Millar and Neil Gaiman amongst others all discuss Ditko’s art and influence.
Ultimately, you’re left feeling unfulfilled. We get no answers from Ditko on his side of the story. Ross is able to obtain his NYC office information and drops in for a visit off camera. We are told he is a warm, generous, happy man. But Ross isn’t legally allowed to discuss what they talked about.
All in all, this documentary is a mixed bag and depends on what you’re looking for. At the end of the day though, it’s the art work that speaks for itself.
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