By definition, a hero is a man who battles against overwhelming odds for a cause, an ideal, or for the lives of innocents. The cause and ideal may very while the innocents, in today’s world of muddy morality, may ultimately prove to be the guilty. Which leaves but one constant in the definition: that a hero is, above all, a man…a man subject to pressures and responsibilities far beyond those of his peers, such is a burden that must take it’s toll, eventually, from even the most valiant warrior. And it is then that the test of a true hero begins.
And then a splash page made me cry.
Tony: Iron Man, ol’ buddy, I thought I knew you. But I don’t. I don’t know you at all…