Yet another 'MKA' tidbit: "I am...Iron Man"
Although he doesn't appear until the third issue of 'MKA', I thought I'd share my Tony Stark/Iron Man design with you all. I have a tendency to get ahead of myself, but since he was mentioned in Issue #1 and I had the design all done, I figured it's not too early to share it.
And here are a couple more of those link icon thingies I mentioned last time:
Let me know what you think!
Its interesting that you want a couple of different routes with this... 1) you went to a older armor design and 2) didnt use red for it.
Other than that I like the designs very much so.
A more retro move is more interesting. I think it gives the book more idenitity. Definately the way to go Cap!
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First of all, major points for "I am... Iron Man!" Best. Theme. Ever.
If you'd have told me before that your Iron Man design wasn't going to have red on it, boy, I'd have slapped you silly. But, much to my surprise, you managed to make it work.
The figure looks pretty much the same as one of those Marvel Legend figures of ol' shellhead. Did you use it for reference?
I'm not sure about the upper arms being grey, and the knees look a little jelly babyish, but other than that, a solid design.
This is just my personal perference, as I've always found that when he has a mouth, he always looks confused. I'd recommend a quick tinker to the head, possibly along these lines. This is a little doodle I did a few days ago, based on his animated appearance, which sort of resembles what I'm speaking of. Click here
But still, solid design. Please show more.
This is the prototype armor as it appears in Issue #3.
Originally Posted by Amazing Spidey
The great thing about Iron Man is that every artist who has worked with the character has added something new or different. He never looks the same way twice. I always liked the idea that Stark was constantly upgrading the suit, fixing the flaws and adding extra features.
My favorite design is the classic red and gold from the late 60s. It was that design, as well as a little "Robocop" that led to this piece. I wanted the upper arms, neck and knees to be a flexible mesh-like material (like kevlar?). I didn't want to have any gold in this design to be honest with you, I was really leaning towards the original all-silver suit. I don't like the gold at all here, it makes his thighs look like butter, but maybe thats just a fault in my coloring.
Issue #3 is all about the conference in New York City that is hinted at in Issue #1, the one that Banner, Richards, Stark and Co. are scheduled to attend. It's this conference that will feature the "unveiling" of Otto Octavius' secret project (I'm sure you can guess what that is), as well as the debut of Tony's new personal bodyguard, "The Iron Man".
Johnny Storm will unwittingly play a part in the evolution of the armor. Johnny's love for racing leads him to make an offhand remark about the blandness of the armor, that it could use a little "hotrod" flare, and that inspires Stark to think about a paint job. When we see Iron Man again, which is quite a ways off (in my "Hulkbusters" storyline), he will look a little different because of this.