Thor vs. Iron Man - The T-Shirts
Marvel comics is cranking out the comic book movies these days, but which character makes the best T-shirt? This week we match up the Thor and Iron Man movies!
Quotes: Robert Downey Jr. makes a suave and dashing Tony Stark. Nothing was more exciting than to watch him build an Iron Man suit just to escape his hostage takers. But even after two movies, Tony is still kind of a jerk. “I want one,” was a funny line, but it doesn’t translate to a T-shirt. Thor, on the other hand, is always spouting out. What does he care? He’s a god!
Timeliness: While Thor is a timeless classic that goes back hundreds of years, he’s always been a bit dated. Iron Man, on the other hand, has always been about the edge of technology, not only in regard to pants, but the rest of your clothes too. Thor is just never going to have rocket pants.
Winner: Iron Man
Design: Again, Thor’s design is classic, if you live in the 9th century. Unfortunately, most movie goers would rather wear a superhero t-shirt than 60 lbs of chain mail. The Iron Man suit, however, augments your strength, so it doesn’t really matter how heavy it is. Plus, its temperature controlled so you can make it to that date in style. Of course, for most comic book fans, that isn’t really an issue.
Winner: Iron Man
Characters: Tony Stark has a good balance of genius and weakness, but Thor is like a frat boy with a magic hammer. What other character is going to chug a flagon of mead and beat down a dragon drunk? That’s badass.
Once again, it’s another close call, but I have to give it to Thor. You get the best mix of superhero and fantasy all in one character.