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Iron Man: Beneath the Armor (Iron Man (Del Rey)) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/4/15
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HE LIVES! HE WALKS! HE CONQUERS!
In the age of high-tech warfare, he’s the ultimate smart weapon: man and machine combined for maximum impact. He’s Iron Man, AKA millionaire industrialist and visionary genius turned superhero Tony Stark–and he’s rocketing onto the big screen in the most eagerly anticipated new action movie of the year. Now discover everything you need to know about this sensational superhero, including
• the fascinating history of Iron Man, down through the decades, from 1960’s comic book character to twenty-first-century cinema star
• an inside-out overview of his armor’s design evolution through the years, including special powers and weapons capabilities
• a complete character breakdown of Tony Stark/Iron Man, and everyone in his universe, from Virginia “Pepper” Potts and James Rhodes/War Machine to such villains as Mandarin, Crimson Dynamo, Fin Fang Foom, and many more
Find out all there is to know about this classic character in the only reference that puts the pedal to the metal!
Andy Mangels is the USA Today best-selling author and co-author of over a dozen novels, including Star Trek, Roswell, and Star Wars books, and is an award-winning comic book anthology editor. He is also a prolific producer of DVD documentaries and special features, for titles including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Flash Gordon, Ghostbusters, Zorro and The Lone Ranger. --このテキストは、ペーパーバック版に関連付けられています。
In the meanwhile, exactly who is Iron Man after all these years? Inventor? Politician? Alcoholic? Government stooge? With a 40 plus year history for the Stan Lee/Larry Lieber/Don Heck creation, 216 pages is a `small' look at a massive history. After reading Andys' clear textual analysis of the various eras of Iron Man, my take on Iron Man is more precise. Some might argue that Tony Stark is lost in Iron Man, others would say that Iron Man is the indestructible part of Mr Stark. Like Batman, the lines between one face and the other can blur into a smooth palette. Different circumstances, different results, same resolve. That is basically Iron Man. Moralistic. Idealistic. Capitalistic. (Kind of like a rap isn't it?)
The various writers in his history have taken him from the prison his health and addictions put him in , into a position of authority. Just consider the Civil War saga...what part did Iron Man play in that? Andy has not forgotten the artists either. His discussion includes Don Heck, Bob Layton, Stuart Kaminski, Gene Colan, Dave Cockrum and a host of others. Who can forget "Demon With A Broken Bottle?"
Andy Mangels has done a wonderful job of taking readers through the complex history of Iron Man in a logical, passionate fashion. Coupled with an interesting variety of illustrations culled from comic books, toys, and animated specials, the presentation is a fascinating love affair with the Iron Man Mystique.
As a historian, I deeply appreciate the history and character histories he has included. This is not a fluffy grade 3 level book, but rather an intellectual discussion of our favorite Shell Head. Look for this at your local book store. Del Rey and Marvel will make sure you can find it EVERYWHERE!
With special sections on character bios, from friends to foes, and an armor gallery, this is a wonderful addition to any Iron Man fan's collection. And it's a wonderful way of getting caught up on what's happened in Tony Stark's life for those of us who haven't followed the comics for long.
Thoroughly researched, Mangels' book takes us all the way back to Iron Man's first appearance in Tales of Suspense, and looks at creator Stan Lee's influences. From there the reader progresses through the birth of Iron Man's own comic, the constantly shifting roles that Tony Stark/Iron Man play in the Marvel Universe. Much of this story is told from interviews that the artists and writers had given over the years, and Iron Man's story comes to light through the eyes of his creators. Mangels then brings all of these interviews together to show the recurring theme of the Iron Man character, the concept of an ordinary man doing ordinary things. Page after page this comes through, and yet all the while we learn the strange and convoluted history of Iron Man.
As a supplement to the movie, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor is superb. As a work in its own right, it is extremely helpful in understanding the comic book industry by examining the permutations of the character of Iron Man. All Iron Man fans need to add it to their library, collectors should use it as a resource for identifying missing issues, artists will learn about the re-envisioning common to comic books, and writers will learn about how even the most established character can be taken in new directions. I highly recommend Iron Man: Beneath the Armor by Andy Mangels as a visual and intellectual feast.
I did get a little bogged down in the book just purely on the detail. I was thinking about 110 pages in. When am I going to finish this. I will be keeping this book on my shelf though.