Duuuude, I just realized something!!! It’s pretty sweet, I just figured out that Iron Man is sorta told like the Odyssey! Okay, well the story telling mode.
It’s cool because Iron Man starts off “In Medias Res” just like the Odyssey, with the main dude in some type of dilemma (captured by terrorists for Stark, stuck on an island with Odysseus) right before stuff starts happening. And – again like the Odyssey – the story goes back in time to the evens leading up to the event in the beginning of the story (confusing right? I’m so good at that =) ). I still haven’t figured out the rest, but if I ever do I’ll make sure to post a follow-up.