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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: One of the worst enemies of Iron Man, a well-known name among fans and, yet, often forgotten as one of the greatest foes ...
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 at 04:49:38 pm EST (Viewed 76 times)
Reply Subj: Re: One of the worst enemies of Iron Man, a well-known name among fans and, yet, often forgotten as one of the greatest foes ...
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 06:00:50 pm EST (Viewed 124 times)






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    Unless your name is Tony Stark. That's my whole point. Think about what you wrote and then realize Tony defies every word of it. He will defeat these soulless sociopaths. He will build the best and the biggest and the boldest and he will do it without sacrificing his soul. He will stand with clean hands and watch the bloody-handed ones slink into the shadows in defeat. That is his heroism when not in the armor. He represents an ideal we sorely need. That's why I said "if" - "if" - capitalism had a conscience it would be Tony Stark. Even if he weren't Iron Man, he would be one of the greatest men on Earth.



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    Do any Marvel writers comprehend what I'm saying? No, probably not. But that's their failure, not mine.



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    I think maybe Chuck Dixon could write the Iron Man who lives in my imagination. Also possibly Dan Jurgens.


Personally I don't think Stan Lee even liked Iron Man. He bailed on Iron Man before the ongoing even started back when Tony was still in Tales of Suspense.

I don't think Stan even knew how to really sell Tony as a protagonist to root for. He created him to rub people the wrong way...making the person who checks all the boxes for the guy you would absolutely hate and made him the hero. Tony was an experiment that accidentally worked out well. I don't think Stan had any faith that his Iron Man experiment would work out when he started.





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