This is exactly what this book needed, a return to basics, in a sense, for both Tony and the book itself.
As someone who’s been reading Iron Man for over thirty years, and has read a good slice of the back issues before that, this feels like Iron Man, in a way that the book hasn’t for a long time. It also looks like Iron Man too, with Tony in a new suit that manages to be both retro and futuristic at the same time. It looks like the classic suit without looking outdated, which is a tough thing to achieve.
And while we’re talking about looks…Cafu’s art is simply stunning. Not only does he draw the suit beautifully, but also the regular human people, the locations and the vehicles too. Talking of those regular humans, teaming Tony up with Hellcat was a great idea and works really well.
As a long time Iron Man fan I really appreciated the appearance of the Unicorn. That’s a real old school Iron Man villain, and it was a lovely touch having him working for a secret, villainous mastermind too. Again, some classic Iron Man shenanigans reminiscent of the Black Llama! (There’s a throw back for you!)
So, this is a cracking start to this new series that has me excited for Iron Man all over again!