Issue by issue – Superior Iron Man #1

Writer – Tom Taylor
Artist – Yildiray Cinar
Colours – Guru-eFX
Letters – Clayton Cowles

Tony Stark has turned into a pretty entitled jerk, messing with the lives of millions of people for his own personal gain, more so than he used to do as his personality has been inverted thanks to a battle against the Red Onslaught. So now, instead of just being entitled, he has become fairly self-centred, just a little more than usual and now truly believes the world revolves around him. The man also has a new suit of armour too, one made of liquid metal derived partly from a symbiote and it has Pepper worried, much like she worries over everything Tony is doing these days. Pepper does have a plan though and it is doubtful that Tony will like it. This is a strange book as far as Iron Man books go but it does feature a really fun story from Tom Taylor that sees the hero revert somewhat back to his roots. It is quite interesting to see what a mean Tony Stark would be like, though to be fair, he is still protecting the public from super-powered threats. Taking place after the AXIS crossover, the story is very entertaining and it will be intriguing to see if Pepper handles Tony by herself, or if she eventually calls in the Avengers. The one problem with this book is the art from Yildiray Cinar. It is not bad, not by any means; it is actually quite good and better than many an artist. The problem lies in the fact that it looks very similar to Bob Layton’s style, which was also good, but it gives the book a bit of a 1980s vibe instead of the modern feel it should have, especially given his new high-tech armour. Again, this book is a strange one because while the events within take place now, it also seems like they do not, what with the old-school style of artwork present. It is very surreal and a little conflicting and given that this is the only real negative that is not all that bad when all is said and done, it still gives the reader a bit of a pause. That being said it does garner a win in the end and it should be fun to see just where Taylor and company take it.

3.5 out of 5

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