Iron Man (2020-) #3 by Christopher Cantwell

Iron Man (2020-) #3Iron Man (2020-) #3 by Christopher Cantwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read a LOT of Iron Man and this is really, really good Iron Man.

Tony is not in a good place, and, arguably, Tony’s at his most interesting when he’s not in a good place. He’s feeling completely detached from regular people and this is clearly leading him towards a state of mind not too far away from that of Homelander in The Boys (although, thankfully, he’s got a long way to go before he ends up like that and Patsy Walker is here to keep his head straight).

The art is gorgeous and I’m loving the use of classic Iron Man villains like the Unicorn and Blizzard.

This is a beautiful, well written comic and I thoroughly recommend checking out this run.

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Iron Man (2020-) #2 by Christopher Cantwell

Iron Man (2020-) #2Iron Man (2020-) #2 by Christopher Cantwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was good, though not as good as #1.

I’m really enjoying the dynamic between Patsy and Tony, they make good foils for each other. Tony trying to go out in a blaze of glory so that people will remember him fondly and not as the raging asshole he really is is very Tony.

I would have liked the mystery of who was plotting in the background to have lasted longer than a single issue, but what you gonna do, eh?

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Iron Man (2020-) #1 by Christopher Cantwell

Iron Man (2020-) #1Iron Man (2020-) #1 by Christopher Cantwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 It looks like the classic suit without looking outdated, which is a tough thing to achieve.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!

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