Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Marveled Out

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.

I REALLY want this Dark Phoenix statue that's coming out later in August this year. I mean, just look at her. Awesomesauce. I always loved the idea of combining the East with the West, and this is no exception to the rule. They also have a regular Phoenix too, but the Dark version just looks much more hardcore.This WILL be among my collection.

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. :)


  1. That Iron Man is awesome. Must look into it...

  2. I've seen your art and love it. If you're really have interests in comic books I recommend any classic Vertigo comics, a DC imprint. You can pick stuff like Sandman, Preacher, Lucifer, and others. A lot DC's recent stuff have been fantastic with the recent Blackest Night/Brightest Day comics and tie-ins. Any thing by Geoff Johns is great (Especially, Justice Society of America and Green Lantern.) There's all great writers at DC like Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, and, more or less, Grant Morrison.

    If into Marvel more than you should look into writers like Peter David (Planet Hulk), Warren Ellis (Astonishing X-Men, Iron Man: Extremist, Transmetropolitan), Josh Wheedon (Astonishing X-Men), J. Micheal Straczynski (Spider Man and Thor) and Brian Micheal Vaughn (Pride of Bagdad, Runaways, Y: The Last Man). I admit theirs a lot of crap Marvel books now (anything by Jeph Loeb, Brian Micheal Bendis when his not Ultimate Spider-Man and Joe Quesada) but if follow those writers listed above, you're gonna be some great books.