First of all, I have to confess that I’m not a comic book reader so my experiences thus far with these mighty masses of muscled manhood are strictly from films. And I didn’t think I’d enjoy the films, to be honest. But oh how those hunky heroes changed my mind My two front runners….Thor and Iron Man.
Thor has the reformed bad boy thing going on, not to mention the rippling biceps and rock hard abs of a god. I’ve also been a mythology lover for as long as I can remember so enjoy that aspect of his character. Iron Man/Tony Stark – first of all, Robert Downey Jr *swoon* – but I also love a guy with a huge IQ and he’s got the brains, metallic brawn, and a layer of sarcastic smart-assery that keeps me chuckling.
I think it’s partly the flaws that draw me to some of these characters. Thor with his arrogance, who learns the error of his ways. A man once worshipped as a god who falls in love with a mere mortal (though I love that she’s a super smart scientist in the movies – LOVE a strong heroine who is more than just a damsel in distress). And good ol’ Tony, Mr. Flaw Central, who manages to put all that massive brain power to good use…and (at least in the movies) falls in love with his super smart assistant and is willing to risk it all for her.
There’s just something about watching these amazingly larger-than-life characters love their women that is heart gripping. There’s nothing I love more than a good love story and with heroes such as these, it raises the romance to a whole new level.
I’m just discovering the wonderful world of comic book heroes. Who are your favorites?