The last Iron Man 3 trailer looked disturbingly like a Dark Knight Rises rehash and while the new one is slightly more fun, it still doesn't show much of the humor of the first two films. Given how belabored and off-key Dark Knight Rises was, I'm nervous.

Still, it's Old Shell Head looking even more Golden Avenger than usual, with War Machine getting the Iron Patriot paint on, and the often superb Ben Kingsley crammed into the many clichéd rings of the Mandarin, so while a lot could go wrong, there's still every chance the mighty Marvel movie machine gets this right. Or right enough that, come repulsor and uni-beam time, I won't care.

Iron Man 3 lands in theaters on April 25 or May 3, depending on where you live. In the meantime, there's tons of great content to load up on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Here are some of my favorites.



  • Iron Man: Extremis - $10.99 - Download now
  • Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle - $15.99 - Download now
  • Iron Man: Armor Wars - $15.99 - Download now
  • Iron Man: Iron Monger - Not available digitally, out of print in hardcover. Collects Iron Man 163 - 200. Marvel, get your prints together!
  • Ultimates 1 - $10.99 - Download (If you like it, get volumes 2-4 as well.)