Wednesday, January 16, 2013

RANDOM WORK OF WOW: Scott Seeto's Invincible Iron Man

Sometimes you stumble across a portfolio where the artist only has a couple of comic based pieces, other times there can be just one work so brilliant, you'd risk being stoned to death by fellow art lovers for putting something else beside it. These are Random Works of Wow, and illustrating the point this week is Scott Seeto with Iron Man.

Now this is my Iron Man! The frisbee-hips suit of armour seemed like it was the ultimate get-up in my younger days, and illustrated like Scott does here, the 'Invincible Iron Man' still seems exactly that!

 What do you think?  Sound off below, click to enlarge or view more Random Works of Wow here. To see more of Scott's art, including Hawkman, the Looney Tunes gang and more, click here.


  1. That's my favorite version of Iron man as well Dan. That armor was my first exposure to IM, and it was all due to a fluke showing of an old 1960's Iron Man cartoon episode when I was young that did it for me; especially the ace for some reason. It just stuck out to me, and mesmerized me, I guess because I;d never seen anything like it. Weird I know.

    Anyhoo, hats off to Mr. Seeto for that beautifully done illustration.

  2. Meant to type face. Now you know;)

  3. Those typo's - more dangerous than a dozen Ultimos I reckon. I should know, I do them often!

    This was my first exposure to the Armoured Avenger too, and I while my pull to Iron Man has always been the notion of a modern day medieval knight of the round table, that mask did something for me too. Regardless of whether he was kicking butt or scared of the danger he faced, it remained emotionless and clam at all times.

  4. That's my first memory of Iron Man too. Mine was a figure I got for Christmas. I think I still have it tucked away in a box somewhere.

  5. I suppose it was inevitable that IM's armor would progress to something more formidable-looking, particularly with the film franchise potentially bringing in new readers--but this version of the armor was truly a model of simplicity, and a great example of "less is more." I'm not really crazy about Iron Man as the walking arsenal he's become; it's really the armor that's Tony Stark's triumph, and how it stands up against the foes he engages. The only thing that really changed in this model over time was its method of power conversion and how it was donned; but the armor itself stood the test for well over 100 issues against some of the heaviest hitters Marvel had. I'm glad there are still fans out there like Scott who continue to give such homage to it.

  6. Brilliantly said Comicsfan - thats what I mean. This suit saw Tony through soo much, how can any other suit hold up in comparison? Plus the more gadgets a suit has the more easy outs available to a writer. Not pokin holes at anybody on the gig now, just sayin'.

    Craig, I still don't have an Iron Man yet - I have a War Machine, but just never found the Iron Man that says 'Buy Me' yet. Maybe I need to look in your garage.