I managed to get the three reviews I'll be posting tonight finished up yesterday since I wasn't sure if I'd be able to post any new reviews today with it being Christmas and all... Am I a swell guy or what? Yeah, I know... “Or what”... Anyway, here's the first review of the night, the hopefully drawfless Iron Man.
Invincible Iron Man #511:
What Happened: Zeke Stane and the Mandarin notice that Iron Man's chest repulsor was damaged, and had remained damaged since Fear Itself ended, causing the two villains to think that they may have finally found a chink in Iron Man's armor... Literally. To take advantage of this they change up their original plans and send Living Lightning to attack Tony. Lightning catches up with Tony over Manhattan and the two battle, with Lightning focusing on Tony's damaged chest repulsor. Lightning manages to damage it more, causing several of Tony's systems to shutdown, which results in Tony crashing in the middle of Times Square. Meanwhile, Sasha Hammer takes over the Detroit Steel suit since she figured the original pilot was dead(he's not anymore thanks to Odin), Spymaster is told his time inside Stark Resilient was coming to an end and Bethany Cabe and Pepper Parks talk out their differences.
The Good: The fight scene between Iron Man and Living Lightning was well done. The cliffhanger was good. We finally seem to be getting towards the endgame with regards to who Spymaster was impersonating in Stark Resilient. I like Mandarin operating as a puppet master with not only Iron Man, but with his own cronies. It really helps show you the pecking order of Iron Man's enemies.
The Bad: I can't say anything all THAT interesting happened here... While it's good that we're getting towards the end of the Spymaster/Stark Resilient thing, I don't really care enough about anybody in the company to want to take a guess at who Spymaster has been impersonating. That damn dwarf was in this issue.
The Verdict: Meh. This was an okay comic, but that's all it was. I mean it killed a few minutes and all, but it's not something I'll look back on with warm, fuzzy memories.
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.That's gonna leave a mark!