"Iron Man 3: The Art of the Movie" is another great entry into the series of art books for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You'd be right to think that certain design aspects of the Iron Man films have been well-covered in the previous books for Iron Man and Iron Man 2, the addition of Iron Patriot and the Mandarin allow for a unique reading experience with all new artwork to accompany the text.
"The Road to Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a book that compiles some of the best artwork from the previous Marvel art books into a single volume.
What you need to know right away: there is nothing new in this book. So if you have been collecting the MCU art books all along, there's no reason to buy this other than for the sake of completeness.
But if you are new to these books or did not purchase all of the books for each individual movie, then this compilation book will get you caught up at a more affordable price than buying each book separately. And I encourage you to buy it if you missed any of the early Phase One books that are now out of print.
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