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Iron Man: The Art of Iron Man 2 Hardcover – May 19, 2010

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Iron Man: the Art of Iron Man
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; second edition edition (May 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785143203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785143208
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Length: 0:59 Mins
I'm pleasantly surprised that this book actually comes with a slipcase. The cover art for the slipcase and book are also different from what's shown. The hardcover is very beautiful, smooth matt, and features a painting of Iron Man by Ryan Meinerding, who's still the concept artist for the second movie.

At 224 pages, this book features much more Iron Man designs that the first book, The Art of Iron Man. There's the new Iron Man suit which you can recognise by the triangle RT on the chest, the Suitcase Suit, The War Machine, plenty of drones and Whiplash. There are illustrations, 3D models, screenshots, physical sets.

The Iron Man suit designs are really fantastic. It's more streamline, cooler and just mean at the same time. They are beautifully drawn with lots of details. You can see the different plates, metal shine and even battle damaged suits, which will make you go "Ouch, that must have really hurt." Many of the designs have the high drool factor and deserved to be made into action figures.

If you've watched the trailers, you'll see that Iron Man was surrounded by lots of drones. Well, those drones are also included. There are Army, Navy, Airforce and Marine drones. As if it's not enough, there are Feebles also, which are the mechas designed by other countries. Feebles are really cool because they convey personality of their home countries through the designs. Mecha fans will be delighted.

About a quarter of the book is on the environment and set. And the bulk of that is actually on the Stark Expo, featuring illustrations, miniatures, etc. Right at the back there are some storyboard sequences and more miscellaneous art like the re-designed RT, Stark's cars, labs, and other stuff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By finhead on April 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've bought a lot of movie "art of" books and this is definitely my favorite of all that I've bought. The first film lent itself well to an "art of" book and with all the new designs and characters in Iron Man 2, this one is really great for an Iron Man fan like myself. The quality of the book is top notch too... comes in a very nice slipcase and a hard-bound printed cover and does NOT have one of those irritating dust jackets that you either have to store separately while you're looking at the book or risk damaging.

I wish it had twice as much art as it does (it'd be too thick to pick up if that was the case) but I love everything in it - designs for the Mk IV, V and VI armors plus War Machine, Black Widow, Nick Fury and more. Very, very cool and a must have if you enjoyed the first "art of" Iron Man book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JMM TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:59 Mins
This book includes hundreds of great images, including:
- Stark's Hall of Armor
- The suitcase suit progression
- Stark Expo concept art/logo designs
- Whiplash concept art
- Hammer Industries weapons - Army, Navy, Marine drones
- Black Widow & Nick Fury costume designs
- Storyboards of Stark Expo drone attack sequence
- Stark's Monaco car and racing suit.

*Please see video for detailed photographs from the book [music is from the Iron Man 2 soundtrack].

**I would recommend you purchase the Hardcover Edition of this book. The pages are soaked with colors as well as black backgrounds, so there is a lot of ink. The hardcover editions seem to have thicker pages, but many who own the paperback have complained about thinner pages which causes distortion. Also, the book is quite heavy, and having a hardcover allows you to better control the book while flipping through the pages. So it may be more expensive to purchase the hardcover edition, but I think the increased quality is well worth the extra cost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By talos72 on May 5, 2010
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The second book does pack in the artwork as mentioned, but the edition comes in a slipcase versus the hardcover version of the first book (I prefer hardcover to slipcase). Be forewarned, majority of the book is comprised of endless, though technically well executed, variations on different iron suits: suitcase versions, military versions, Warm Machine versions, etc. There are storyboard work along with designs as well. All in all, the book is pretty much as expected: a huge collection of mechanical designs done by Photoshop wizards (with a scattering of 3D models).
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If you bought the Art of Iron Man and liked it, you'll definitely want this one. It's even better. The slipcase feature was a surprise and really makes the book a true collector's item. Because of the new characters and suits in the second movie, I enjoyed this book even better. The comprehensive coverage of the designs very much did justice to the great work by all the artists involved. I wish more "Art of " books were this detailed. The one con if there is one is the paper quality. Maybe because of the slipcase costs, they've used a slightly thinner paper stock as compared to the first book. A very minor con. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.
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By Cerberus on December 27, 2012
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This book gives a wonderful glimpse behind the scenes and into the magic of making a special effects wonder like Iron Man 2. I always marvel,no pun intended,at the incredible talent that goes into developing such an entertaining movie. I can't recommend this book enough for comic book fans who love Iron man or just movie lovers who would like to see how some of the scenes were developed and brought to the big screen.
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