A pretty good Iron Man book. I think most of Bendis’ detractors would agree he has more trouble with epic crossover books and does a pretty good job on single-character stuff. Maybe they wouldn’t. I like most of his stuff, so fuck if I know.
Art is also pretty snazzy. I almost said “on point” and then thought “that doesn’t sound like me.” So I guess what sounds like me is a super old fuddy duddy, as evidenced by the use of “fuddy duddy.”
I’m hoping to write a longer column about this in the near future, and this book is a prime example.
When are some of our newly-hyped heroes going to get a good rogues’ gallery? Seriously, how many people can be Dr. Doom’s arch-nemesis? Iron Man, Dr. Strange, ALL of the Fantastic Four. It’s like, Get your own nemesis, Stark!
Madame Masque is okay, but she’s no Joker, no Doc Ock, no Lex Luthor. Although maybe Tony Stark is more Lex Luthor. Have to think on that one…
I’m ready for a few more exciting new baddies whenever you all are.