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Old 09-01-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default The Silver Centurion: best ever Iron Man costume




I don't buy action figures, but one that I absolutely bought straight away was the Silver Centurion Iron Man. Although IM's colours are traditionally red and gold (the Golden Gladiator), Shellhead's coolest ever armour was the red and silver look (the Silver Centurion) he used during the 1980's.

Although supposed to be silvre, of course IM was mainly coloured white. Yellow doesn't represent much in comicbook values, but red is obvious a dramatic, passionate and dangerous colour, while white represents purity and innocence. Very few suprheroes wear red and white, but they worked extremely well for Iron Man.

I would even say it made IM one of the coolest looking superheroes ever. Just look at these awesome covers:












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Old 09-02-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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yes it was very good armor but i think it was marvel considering i.m. the GOLDEN avenger [not gladiator] that made them return him to red&gold

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Old 09-02-2006, 04:22 PM   #3
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yes it was very good armor but i think it was marvel considering i.m. the GOLDEN avenger [not gladiator] that made them return him to red&gold
Tales of Suspense #93, "The Golden Gladiator and the Giant!" written by Stan Lee.

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It's pretty cool, yeah--I have to say I prefer the current Extremis armor best, myself, but it's still cool.

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Old 09-03-2006, 08:42 AM   #5
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It is a very cool armor and considered one of the greatest costume changes in comic history, it represented a new era in Iron Man, as fans we saw Gold/Red armors for decades, the Centurian armor was such a change.
Its one of my top 3 armors of all time.

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Old 09-10-2006, 02:12 PM   #6
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It's my fave Iron Man armour as well.

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Old 09-11-2006, 10:48 AM   #7
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Default Re: The Silver Centurion: best ever Iron Man costume

I always loved the silver aspect as opposed to the gold of the classic armour.

The design is very much a product of it's time though - I havent got too much love for the shoulder pads (!) and I was never a fan of the boots.

Always wondered what this (my fave):-




would look like with the silver aspect of the centurion suit and it's triangular beam plate. ?

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Old 09-11-2006, 10:51 AM   #8
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But just to show some love for the Centurion suit, here are some more pics:-








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It's my favourite!

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Old 10-17-2006, 04:15 AM   #10
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I've asked around on other sites before but never got an answer.

Anyone know who came up with and where the "Silver Centurion" name came from for this armor? I can't remember where I first read it but I do not think it appears in any of the books.

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i think the silver centurion came either from a story title or a toy line description of the armor

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