Voice Photo Makes It into Iron Man Comic

Voice Photo Makes It into Iron Man Comic
photo by Paul Crispin Quitoriano

We've learned that this rather amazing photo of comic book fan Sal Rizzo -- dressed as Wolverine from X-Men and taken by photographer Paul Quitoriano for the Voice at Comic Con in February of 2009 -- has made it into a new Iron Man comic. Which is pretty much the ultimate in regular-dudes-as-superheroes awesomeness (Sal, do you know about this?) but also a tad confusing for the photographer, who was as surprised to see his illustrated photo in a comic book as non-comic fans might be to see the photo at all.

On his website, Quitoriano expresses his excitement-slash-consternation:

So, my buddy Jason suggested I pick up the new invincible iron man and turn to page 12. I go down to the local elitist comic bookstore and quickly find what I am looking for. And HOLY CRAP. A photo I took at comicon two years ago is IN iron man. IRON MAN! Are you shitting me?! I dont know whether to feel excited or angry. Its a little bit of both. Do I ask them to give me money for using a likeness of a photo of mine? Do I ask for a blown up panel of this? Both?

Definitely, at the very least, a blown-up panel. One for us, too?

Voice Photo Makes It into Iron Man Comic

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