Okay, so I went to see Iron Man 2 earlier today. Feels good to get out of the house and just chill for a couple of hours in a theater. I haven't read any reviews before seeing it, but all in all, I was happy AND impressed with it. I consider the Iron Man franchise to be my 3rd favorite Marvel franchise (Spiderman is my 1st and X-Men is my 2nd, albeit the X-Men/Wolverine movies are considered horrible to me, I rather stick to the comics - I was a BIG "Uncanny" fan growing up).
Despite my few direct hits towards Superheroes and mainstream comics in my comments and stuff, I really don't have a big disdain for the genre as most people think. All in all, I DID grow up on Marvel and DC before even seeing anything from the Orient. I have to say it was the reason that kept me drawing until I met the proper motivation (the Japanese style). I used to create superheroes of my own when I was a kid (in which are terrible designs I would consider nowadays, but we all have a majority of horrible designs when we were kids, so that doesn't really matter), and I enjoyed creating them. So I'm not all mean-faced towards superhero stuff. It's just I find it boring to draw most of the time now.
But I'm starting to get back into it, now that there's been a few things recently that are re-sparking my interest. Marvel VS. Capcom 3 is coming next year, so that's giving me the umph to get back into 'em. I picked up the Ultimates TPBs a few months back, and after reading them, I've been spiked from them. And there have been also a few figures that have been sparking my interest, since I'm an aspiring statue collector.
Speaking of Iron Man 2, the same company recently released this Mark IV statue, that I MUST get. This one really made my eyes light up (both figuratively and literally, as he got the LED lights to prove it). It's over a hundred bucks, but hopefully, when I get back on my feet, I'll be able to grab him.
(They're also running a Japanese-esque Black Widow that's been out a while that I've been wanting to get as well.)
Figures aside, this has motivated me to start trying my hand in combining styles. I really want to get back into drawing heroes again, maybe these recent surges of events can help me in doing so. :)