Marvel Comics (February 2011)WRITER: Fred Van Lente PENCILER: Steve Kurth INKER: Allen Martinez COLORIST: John Rauch LETTERER: Dave Sharpe COVER: Juan Doe PRODUCTION: Damien Lucchese ASSISTANT EDITOR: Charlie Beckerman EDITOR: Ralph Macchio
Tony and Tamara are getting closer to each other, but no closer to getting the business underway thanks to the Pride’s manipulations. Even the current Iron Man, Jim Rhodes, and Reed Richards are trying to help. But the duo have their own plans unaware of the Pride’s operations until they kidnap Tamara to lure Tony into a trap…and use her in a ritual sacrifice!
What they got right: There is a scene where a giant monster fights a giant ant. That alone tells you that Van Lente is finally being Van Lente in this comic. We’ve seen hints in this arc (and not enough in the first one) but here it’s really shining through. We get a better idea as to what point in Tony’s life this takes place. The art is mostly good.
What they got wrong: I say mostly because Reed has big lips and She-Hulk and Rhodey don’t really look like themselves (She-Hulk doesn’t even have a good face). Also, if this takes place in 1984 (as stated, although with the whole sliding timeline thing that seems odd), Johnny is holding the wrong year game controller.
Recommendation: It’s nice to finally have an Iron Man comic I can easily recommend picking up.
Tomorrow’s Comic> Tron: original movie adaptation #2