Saturday, November 24, 2012

Iron Man #2

Next X review for the week is going to be another Marvel Now! title, this time the second issue of Iron Man.  I've got to say, almost all of the Marvel Now! books I've read thus far haave impressed.  So kudos to Marvel.  To bad DC couldn't have gotten things this right last year...

Iron Man #2:

Summary: This issue begins a year ago with some nut calling himself Arthur recruiting a fantastic mech pilot to be his Lancelot in the tech-built New Avalon he was putting together   Fast forward to the present, where we see that New Avalon had managed to get their hands on some of the Extremis tech, thus making them a target of Iron Man, who was hunting down all of the Extremis tech that AIM had sold.  Knowing that IM would be coming after them, Arthur invites IM to come to New Avalon for a duel of sorts.  IM takes the challenge and Arthur promises to give IM all of the Extremis tech they had in exchange for several of Tony Stark's patents and systems depending on who won the duel.  IM decides to play along and meets the Circle, Arthur's band of armor-clad, Extremis-enhanced knights, as well as Merlin, a genius who Tony had ruined during his younger days.  IM ends up battling and defeating the Circle one by one until getting to Lancelot, who uses her experience as a pilot to maneuver around IM and lay several hits on him.  However, IM was actually concentrating on the forcefield surrounding the Extremis tech the whole time and manages to blast through the field, destroying the tech.  With Extremis out of Arthur's hands, Tony flies off.  Lancelot however, takes that as a victory since IM was unable to defeat her.

Thoughts: I liked this one.  I think Arthur and the Circle have some real potential to be reoccurring foes for IM.  Arthur, Merlin and Lancelot in particular were pretty well developed by Kieron Gillen in just one issue.  So yeah, bottom line here?  This was another good, solid comic.  It wasn't spectacular, but it was good, and that's all I really need.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.
iron man #2
Iron Man can be such a great jerk sometimes...

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