Danny got the idea from Iron Man 2. Ivan Vanko is a physicist, but is totally ripped, sports tattoos all over his body, and has the constitution to survive getting hit by a couple of cars. I also assume that he can collide particles with his bare hands, and also use a slide-rule like a son of a bitch.
In non-comic related news, Hero Core is awesome. I’ve been playing this past week, and it’s totally awesome. Freeware indie games FTW.
See their trailer here: