Iron Man was never a favourite comic, but it is definitely one of the best movie adaptations.
Xmen was my favourite growing up and one of the most disappointing to me in movie form
I applaud Jon Favreau and Robert Downey for making a great hero movie. I think they accomplished something very difficult. To make a movie entertaining to kids and adults, to both comic book geeks and non-geeks. We were told that Xmen had to *****-out to be mainstream. Favreau has proven that no, you don't have to.