“Demons and Genies”
Literally truck loads of Marvel NOW! books have come out over the past two weeks, so many in fact that I’ve almost become overwhelmed by them…almost. Iron Man #1 didn’t elude me, it just didn’t arrive on time, like the playboy Tony Stark himself, this one was fashionably late.
The issues expressed in this book revolve directly with Stark’s greatest fear, the wrong weapons in the wrong hands. Plain and simple, that’s what the new Marvel NOW! Iron Man #1 is all about. Genetic reprogramming known as the extremis, put on the black market to the highest bidder. Stark talks to a few of his super spy buddies, shaves his iconic facial hair, and waltzes in with his new suit of armor. Of course you know he couldn’t get in a high security terrorist slumber party with a giant suit, so you’ll just have to see his amazing new tech.
Iron Man #1 is really well written and there’s a ton of dialogue to follow. It’s almost essentially a monologue from Tony Stark, mixed in with a few conversations, followed by a rough and tumble with a few baddies. Greg Land’s art is clean but beckons one question, “Why are everyone’s eyes closed so often?” Really, check it out, and try to avoid racial stereotypes.