Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Comics Review: Invincible Iron Man #524

Armor War
Written By Matt Fraction
Art By Salvador Larroca

Well, in this issue of Invincible Iron Man tons of things come to light. First the cat is out of the bag and Rhodey goes and spills the beans that he's Iron Man 2.0. Rhodey comes to her aid when Pepper's Rescue armor comes to life. It's also in love with her. It may not be a sassy robot maid but I can live with it. Rhodey has a built in EMP that takes out the Rescue armor and just turns around and is like "I'm totally Rhodey." Just like that. True story. Or maybe not. But it was pretty damn close.

Back in Mandarin City, The Mandarin (no last name) makes Tony Stark and Zeke Stane dine on Fish and a fine Broth. Or not. It's really funny that more than once Mandarin calls Tony into his office to gloat over him. It's pretty funny and cool because really, how often does this happen. Quick, Matt Fraction hopes that you don't remember the "Hands Of The Mandarin" storyline from the 1990's. I don't and nor should you.

Tony and Zeke Stane get villains The Blizzard, Whirldwind and The Living Laser to give them the leg up on the evil Asian man. I keep waiting for Tony to come face to face with Mandarin while Zeke Stane screams for Tony to "Sweep the leg!" With some spare parts, Tony is able to fashion some new yet crude armor for himself and his new allies. They then up and attempt to go up against The Mandarin. This moved the story forward which is really all you can ask for at this point. I kind of want Tony to get killed at the end of this. He comes off as such a tweener asshole that it's really hard to root for him. But hey, I like Iron Man 2.0 That's got to count for something. Right?

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