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Being the super-geek that I am, and because of the major hint dropped at the end of Iron Man 2, I can not stop thinking about the Avengers and Thor.

My love for comic books started at a very early age. Not in 1960 when the first Thor comic hit the stands, but in 1984 when I purchased Clash of the Titans at the ripe old age of 5. I soon discovered X-Men, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, The Justice League, and well I can’t get enough of the classics or the new emerging characters.

Why comic books?

I get asked this all the time, especially because I am a woman (for those of you who weren’t already aware of that fact). The answer:

Comic Books and the characters in them show me what can be. They represent endless possibilities while also communicating the relate-able, heart warming and often tragic facets of the human condition. They talk about love, hate, family, government, fear, want, need, mercy, greed, and occasionally an unhealthy addiction to candy bars (HellBoy). We all can relate to that one!

I love comic books so much I even started out my higher education career pursuing an art degree hoping to go work for an Indie studio and creating some new beloved character. I got pregnant instead, and went after a real degree. Now I’m back to my obsession, writing about superheroes and signing up for art classes.

Side note–follow your passion. There is no such thing as a real job. Sorry mom.

Back to comic books–you can imagine how incredibly nuts I have been going over the resurgence of comic books and the many amazing movies coming out. I’ve been watching the many attempts to translate comic books to the big screen. I felt terribly deflated after HeMan, and the X Men: Generation X pilot was so cheesy it made me cry. Even though X Men 3 totally pissed me off (along with anyone who actually read the comic books), they cannot extinguish my love for the printed comic book and I will still go and see every comic based movie they put out.  Which reminds me, where is my Wonder Woman they’ve been promising me?

So, I am well aware I am slightly behind the bandwagon here but I just moved and had to do a little remodeling first, so cut me some slack.

I was thoroughly pleased with this installment of the Iron Man series. The movie provided just the right balance of plot, cheesy one-liners, and ass kicking I enjoy in a film. Robert Downey Jr does an excellent job playing the narcissistic but lovable Tony Stark. Scarlet Johannesen shocked the hell out of me with her ass kicking skills, though her character did come across a little flat. Samuel Jackson is Nick Fury. No he IS Nick Fury. Samuel Jackson is whatever the hell he wants to be. You got a problem with that?

I digress.

The effects and action sequences were stupendous. Outrageous enough to be unique, but not so overdone or poorly done for me to scream foul. Of course, you really have to do something ridiculous and crappy for me to get upset. My standards are low. If there are explosions and fighting, I’m usually happy.

Now, as a comic book fanatic can I say how freaking excited I am about the Thor reference at the end! I had to explain it to everyone who was with me of course, but I can’t wait. I also had to do my Adventures in Babysitting reenactment of the scene in the garage. Again, no one knew what I was talking about.

Overall–Iron Man 2 gets two fully functioning opposing appendages in their full and upright positions. I will be buying it when it comes out on video. Here’s a little trailer for the road.