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Monday Cute: Robert Downey Jr. Surprises Costumed Iron Man Kids At Comic-Con [VIDEO]



Robert Downey Jr. is such a true entertainer. He’s constantly giving fans what they want, whether it be in interviews or live appearances. Well the Iron Man 3 actor made the rounds at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, and while I’m sure we’ll see the fruits of that labor in the form of animated gifs on Tumblr soon, what we want to show you is his surprise appearance at the Marvel booth. They were holding a kids costume contest for all sorts of tiny little Iron Man wannabes. While a lot of the kids seem more stunned by his appearance than excited, I’m sure their parents loved it. And while we’re at it, a little more video evidence from Comic-Con. Hit the jump for some bonus RDJ dancing his way into Hall H to Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much.”

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."