"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.
At this point, the main characteristics of the Iron Man suit are well defined by the previous two films. But it's fascinating to see the evolution of Stark's design throughout the series - he's up to Mark 42 when this film starts. Also, the with the addition of Stark's Iron Legion, the artists really got to design suits in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Stark essentially has a suit for every function - Mark 24 is specifically for combat, while Mark 34 is for disaster rescue and Mark 39 is for suborbital flight. These suits will make brief appearances in the background or might be in one or two shots during the final action sequence, but the book allows you to study them in closer detail.
It's not my favorite of the MCU art books, but if you are a fan of Iron Man and enjoyed the film then it's definitely worth reading.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Back to the Cave
Chapter One: The Hero - Inside and Out
Chapter Two: Suit Envy
Chapter Three: The Iron Mansion
Chapter Four: No Such Thing as Heroes
Chapter Five: Extreme Measures
Chapter Six: The Iron Legion
Chapter Seven: Marketing Iron Man 3
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