Posts Tagged ‘iron man’

By Todd Matthy

In the summer of 1986, children were traumatized when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to stop his archrival, Megatron. But it wasn’t Megatron who pulled the trigger, it was a writer named Ron Friedman.

Ron Friedman wrote Transformers: The Movie. He wrote the five-part miniseries that launched GI Joe. He is close friends with Stan Lee and helped Stan develop The Marvel Action Hour, featuring Iron Man and Fantastic Four. He has written episodes of All in the Family, Happy Days, and Fantasy Island. In addition to his writing credentials, Ron is an architect and a teacher at Chapman University.

In 2014, Ron plans to chronicle his experiences as a writer in the memoir, I Killed Optimus Prime. The book promises a fascinating look behind the scenes of the shows that defined our childhood.

I had the privilege of speaking with Ron about his career, his friendship with Stan Lee, what he thought when he first saw the Transformers, how Orson Welles became Unicron, and why he didn’t want to kill Optimus Prime.

So, to kick off the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers, Ron Friedman, the man who killed Optimus Prime.

WARNING: Some language.

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Y&P-Review: Iron Man 3

Y&P: Who Would You Rather Be: Batman or Iron Man?

 

Heavy Metal Avengers.

 

By Todd Matthy

They did it! Five years ago Marvel Studios set out to boldly go where no studio has gone before and created their own movie universe. The seeds were planted in Iron Man during a post credits sequence where Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) spoke to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) aka Iron Man about something called “the Avengers Initiative.” Over four years 2 Iron Man movies, a Thor movie, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk movies and the Avengers have been assembled. Avengers not only lives up to the anticipation, it far exceeds it. (more…)

By Todd Matthy

It’s the end of the year and a time for reflection. Since everybody’s doing a best of list, I decided to throw in my two cents, so here’s my best of 2011.

Note: If you’re looking for Year in Music, click here. (more…)

If you’ve seen Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk, and Thor you know there is a thread connecting these movies together in the form of a clandestine government organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. To promote Thor, Acura teamed up with Marvel to produce the “S.H.I.E.L.D. Assessment Kit,” a mock attaché with various tests to see if you’re worthy of becoming an agent. I was lucky enough to receive one of these kits in the mail. So what’s it like? Does it provide any hints about the upcoming Avengers movie? I think so. Click below to find out more. (more…)

 

 

William Shatner To Do Metal Spoken Word? – New York Metal Music | Examiner.com.

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Today I decided to repost something. I recently made a compilation of my favorite comics from both Marvel and DC.  I’ve decided to repost the links  so you can decide which set is better. Let me know by posting a response below.
My Favorite Marvels

My Favorite DC’s

By Todd Matthy

In the Fall of 2009, Sting’s contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling expired. He eventually resigned with the company. But what if he signed with World Wrestling Entertainment instead?

Below, divided into seven phases (each representing a “book”) is the week by week story of the WWE in 2010 had Sting signed a one year deal. Each week a chapter told in script format.

So does the arrival of Sting affect the WWE? Is Sting a face or heel? What happens on January 4th? Who headlines Wrestlemania? Who are the Champions?  How is the Nexus affected? Does he face the Undertaker? It’s all there, along with the stories of the entire WWE roster, Guest Hosts, and some surprising arrivals.

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