Issue by issue – Superior Iron Man #7

Writer – Tom Taylor
Artist – Yildiray Cinar, Felipe Watanabe
Inker – Yildiray Cinar, Ruy Jose
Colours – Guru-eFX
Letters – Clayton Cowles

Coming off of the last issue, Tony finds himself a prisoner of his former self, specifically a suit of armour imprinted with his memories from an earlier time. So now there is a Tony who has been inverted and a Tony that has not and if things go accordingly, the new Tony will disappear in favour of his past. Of course, things do not always go according to plan. This book has been firing on all cylinders and that can be attributed to the sharp writing of Tom Taylor and Yildiray Cinar’s fantastic pencils, though he gets a little help from Felipe Watanabe in this particular issue. Altogether, it has been a lot of fun and this issue provides a lot of entertainment as the Mark II armour goes up against Tony’s latest. One would obviously think that the Mark II has no chance whatsoever as there have been many advancements since Tony first designed it, but the fact of the matter is that the Mark II is also a Stark-designed suit of armour and no matter how old, they are built to last and to go up against obstacles that might seem otherwise unstoppable. When the Mark II eventually gets the upper hand, Tony turns it around because of course, he always has something up his sleeve and it is no different in this instance. While the action is great, the conversation the two have is equally interesting, especially as the current Tony tries to figure out what it is that his younger self wants and even more so when he remembers what he was like at that time and what designs he had on Pepper, who of course is listening in on said conversation until she is abruptly cut off. The book ends on quite an ominous note and hopefully, it does not lead to anything that Tony cannot take back, though even if it does, there is every chance that Secret Wars, the upcoming crossover at this time, will wipe it out. So far it has been great seeing Tony playing a hero, a self-serving one for sure and one who might think he has everyone’s best interests at heart, but we also know that there is a darker side to the man, one that we have only glimpsed as of yet. Perhaps in the next issue that darker Tony will put in an appearance.

4 out of 5

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