The Story: (hide) An insider's look at the most anticipated film of 2010! Behind every great Iron Man stands a dedicated group of artists – and now, their secrets are revealed. In THE ART OF IRON MAN 2, you'll find everything from preliminary sketches to fully rendered 3-D images; storyboards to intricate set designs; and all the heroes, villains and technology you've ever imagined! All of Iron Man's new armors, all of Whiplash's weapons, Tony Stark's lab and more are profiled with art and commentary from creators (including comic book fan-favorite Adi Granov). Plus: an unbelievable fold-out section, a sumptuous slipcase and the never-before seen storyboards of the movie's thrilling climax as storyboarded by Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls). All Ages …$49.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-4320-8
For people who like mechanical stuff, you'll be glad that to know that plenty of Iron man designs are included. The drawings are detailed to the nuts and bolts. The evolution of Iron Man from concept to movie can be clearly seen from the first concept art right down to the life size cast created. The main artists involved were Ryan Meinerding and Phil Saunders.
3D modelers who are looking for blueprints won't find them in this book. However, there are renders of Iron Man Mark II and Iron Monger from the front and side view. They should be enough to build the blueprint from. There are also a couple of cool photos of the Iron maquette made by Stan Winston Studios.
I'm pleasantly surprised that this book actually comes with a slipcase. The cover art for the slipcase and book are also different from what's shown. The hardcover is very beautiful, smooth matt, and features a painting of Iron Man by Ryan Meinerding, who's still the concept artist for the second movie.