No wonder he drinks so much…

August 30th, 2009 by Kyle

Dave here,

So, for the 70th anniversary of Marvel, there’s a poll up asking fans to decide the greatest panels of all time.

And yeah, they really pulled out some great ones. Jean Grey rising as Phoenix. Pete getting bit by the spider. The death of Captain America. The death of Electra. The death of Gwen Stacey. The death of Green Goblin. (Sense a trend here?)

But no Iron Man.

Nothing from Demon In a Bottle. Nothing from the first Armor Wars. No disbanding the Avengers. Not even the splash page of Tony being shot by Kathy Dare in #242

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Bupkus.

For a character whose life is as defined by sacrifice and personal tragedy as much as Spider Man or Cyclops, there have been dozens of Iron Man panels worthy of at least consideration. But considering the way Marvel’s been treating the character since Civil War, I suppose this is par for the course.

So go ahead and take a shot of 24 year, single malt scotch, Tony. We won’t judge you for giving in to this rather depressing and unwarented snub.

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