Re: Howard says that not getting to Reprise his Ironman role killed his career!
If we're gonna use facial hair as a point, we must be fair: the Stark in that panel doesn't have a goatee either. Is RDJ therefore not visually Stark?
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.