Iron Man 2020 (2020) #4 by Dan Slott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
With the announcement of new Iron Man book by Christopher Cantwell and Cfau it’s starting to feel like Slott’s frankly disappointing Iron Man run is being left to limp to a close.
It’s not bad, it’s not good, it just is. It had a lot of promise, there’s scope here to explore just what advances in AI might mean for the future of human consciousness and notions of personhood. But, well, it just hasn’t lived up to that promise.
Part of the problem is the art, and I’ve talked about it before. There’s nothing wrong with the art, but when you’re building off a groundbreaking mini series by Barry Windsor Smith, you need something special, really special, and this is not that.
Slott has two more issues to pull something out of the bag and avoid this run dying with a whimper.