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Magneto And Titanium Man

Comment(s):   I began collecting Marvel Comics back in the early 1960’s.  Back then, it was pretty much, Superman / Batman (DC super-heroes), Sgt. Rock (military), or Archie / Betty & Veronica (“girl’s” comics).  Then along came Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Marvel super-heroes from 1961 onward – and the rest is history.  My best recollection is that I started collecting comics about 1963.  Above is the live version of a song which came out in 1975 on the Wings’ “Venus and Mars” album.  It turns out that Paul McCartney was also a BIG Marvel comics fan and he based this song off of a comic cover he liked.  The first time I heard this song, I KNEW eventually the film industry would be able to capture and express the imagination of all the bookworms and nerds who grew up reading comic books.  I didn’t realize it would take almost another 30 years before the release of “Ironman” – which would finally dawn of the modern age of comic book superheroes and present their “mythology” on the big screen for the average person.  We had a boat load of “almost’s”:  like Superman and Batman movies, the Hulk, Flash, Aquaman, and Spider-Man TV series, and then later movies of “Spawn”, “Blade”, etc, which were viewed as more horror genre than superhero genre, but the special-effects were advancing steadily towards what we have today.   Anyway, I absolutely knew in my bones that what today we call “nerd-dom” or “nerd-hood” was coming, and that it would take over popular movie culture.
The video above captures the energy of a Wings “live” performance of the song, even if not the studio / music artistry of Paul McCartney and the album version.  Funnily enough, I had a very similar feeling when I finished reading the second Harry Potter book and thought: “Someday, this is going to make a great series of movies!”  Now, if I could only predict Lottery numbers…
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