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Leonard

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sgthenshaw

Subj: Re: TOO MANY ARMOURS!
Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 at 12:49:46 pm EST (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: TOO MANY ARMOURS!
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 at 09:05:43 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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It's just too much. I really want to get into Iron Man, but I couldn't give two sh!ts, about his 500x different armours.

IM is a great concept, but superheroes really should have one-basic look and stick with it; otherwise it becomes a Joel Shumacher Batman flick where we're supposed to be excited everytime bats puts on a more "advanced" costume.

> It's just too much. I really want to get into Iron Man, but I couldn't give two sh!ts, about his 500x different armours.
>

My friend, it is not THAT complicated. In fact, it is convenient, because it helps place a story in a specific era. And there are not 500... Behold:

1 - Gray original. One issue.
2 - Golden Avenger. About a dozen issues.
3 - Protoclassic / Horned. Early Avengers.
4 - Transitional (riveted helmet etc.) Early Avengers.
5 - Classic. While this armor lasted for about 20 years without structural appearance changes, you can still make a sort of division based on the position of the nipples.
6 - Silver Centurion. 30 issues.
7 - Neo-classic. About 50 issues.
8 - War Machine. Only 10 issues or so.
9 - Iron Machine. Only about 10 issues.
10 - Modular. About 25 issues.
11 - Crossing / Iron Boy.
12 - Heroes Reborn. One year.
13 - Heroes Return. About ten issues.
14 - EM-safe / Sentient armor. about thirty issues.
15 - SKIN-armor. 6 (six) issues.
16 - Tin Man - about twenty issues.
17 - Iron Secretary - about twelve issues.
18 - Extremis - about twelve issues until now.

These are all the mainstream armors, and they are not difficult to tell apart. Everything else is special, one-off.

> IM is a great concept, but superheroes really should have one-basic look and stick with it;

Iron Man DOES. They ALL have the "slit-eyes, mouthslit"-face plate and the chest beam, and almost always red-and-gold as the color scheme.

> otherwise it becomes a Joel Shumacher Batman flick where we're supposed to be excited everytime bats puts on a more "advanced" costume.

This is where the essential differences between Iron Man and Batman come into play.


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