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Preview: Iron Man #2

Iron Man #2

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) CAFU (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $3.99

TONY HAS COMPANY… AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC!
Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past… but the world doesn’t seem quite convinced that he’s changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again-first with Arcade and Absorbing Man then with medical vigilante Cardiac – all in hope of redemption in the eyes of the public. Only trouble is he might get himself killed in the process, and there are still plenty of people in line with an ax to grind. Old friends like HELLCAT try to help him find peace of mind and speak truth to his stubborn god complex, but lurking on the horizon is a threat Tony – and indeed the entire cosmos – hasn’t seen in years… KORVAC… yet another guy who believes he’s smarter than the rest of the universe.

Iron Man #2

Review: Iron Man #1

Iron Man #1

Tony Stark has been through a lot lately. He died, came back sort of, died again, and is back? Whatever, it’s information that’s not needed to enjoy the brand new Iron Man #1. The newest volume is a flag planted in the ground giving us a clear idea of this latest iteration of the character and what his focus is on.

Written by Christopher Cantwell, Iron Man #1 is the mid-life crisis of a superhero. It’s a fantastic debut that’s new-reader friendly but also should be engaging and interesting for new readers. The issue has Tony Stark going back to basics. He’s divested himself from Stark Unlimited and wants to focus on simpler things. As he states it “machines should be building machines now,” and he wants to remember what it’s like to be “human.”

Tony is trying to find his role and what he should do next. He’s street racing, moved across the country, and attempting to connect with people. I say attempting.

Cantwell does an amazing job at the mid-life crisis of the white male. There’s so many interesting things and small details in this comic. As someone who might be about Tony’s age and in a similar headspace (without the money) I can’t help but connect and relate to where he’s at. There’s a complication in life that has compounded and there’s a want to focus on those things that bring enjoyment and create fulfillment (woe it is to be a while middle-aged man).

Cantwell delivers that very human aspect to the character in a story and direction that’s familiar. Tony has lost his fortune before and gotten “back to basics” multiple times. But, it’s that focus on the individual that makes the issue interesting. This is a very human Tony Stark. Cantwell has been a master of this type of storytelling giving a similar focus on Doctor Doom, one of the best new series to debut recently.

The art by Cafu is fantastic. With color by Frank D’Armata and lettering by Joe Caramagna, the art has a painted style that’s reminiscent of Adi Granov’s work in the modern classic Iron Man: Extremis storyline. Much like Cantwell’s story, there’s a focus on the small details like a look of the eyes and body language. These tell as much as the dialogue being spoken. There’s also an interesting use of social media visually giving us quick hits of information that again layers on the rich worldbuilding of the story. The team does a fantastic job of mixing action and quieter moments. The comic has some great action moments. It also has some very human moments as well.

Iron Man #1 is a Tony Stark that I can connect to. It’s not for everyone but it delivers a man who was on top of the world and is trying to find purpose. It’s a comic that realizes that there’s a man within the suit and Tony Stark has to be more than just his company and fancy toys. There’s a person that looks to be facing a mid-life crisis. It’s something that’s relatable for many. It also reminds us that many of those that are super are also very much like us underneath.

Story: Christopher Cantwell Art: Cafu
Color: Frank D’Armata Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Iron Man #1

Iron Man #1

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) CAFU
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $4.99

BIG IRON!
Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He decides he’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to dig into the guts of real machines, put on some old-fashioned metal and fly.

But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip down a billionaire to his bolts, does he run solid or just overheat?

Tony’s going to find out once a threat to the entire universe rears its head from the past. As he suits up again, Tony remains sure of one thing: he’s still IRON MAN down to his flesh and blood core.

Iron Man #1

Go Behind the Scenes with Christopher Cantwell’s Blueprints for Iron Man

Tony Stark reignites his engine next month, when Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Cantwell ushers in a new age for the armored Avenger in Iron Man #1. Joined by top artists CAFU and Frank D’Armata, Cantwell promises to take Tony Stark back to basics, putting aside his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty as a Super Hero again. Suited up in brand-new armor designed by the legendary Alex Ross, Tony will struggle to keep his Stark-sized ego in check when a deadly threat emerges from his past.

Discover the inner workings of Tony Stark as he soars into the future when Iron Man #1 goes on sale September 16th!

This September Tony Stark Goes Back to Basics from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist CAFU

Iron Man #1

This September, Tony Stark will be going back to basics and putting the MAN back in Iron Man! Acclaimed writer and producer Christopher Cantwell and international superstar artist CAFU will be bringing Marvel readers a new age of iron, including an all-new suit of armor designed by legendary Marvel painter Alex Ross. Don’t miss your first look at the series in the Iron Man #1 trailer below!

Tony is putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down?  Life isn’t always that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out.  If you strip a billionaire down to his bolts, does he run solid…or just overheat? 

For answers to these questions, along with a thrilling new era of rock-solid super-heroic action and adventure, do not miss Iron Man #1 when it soars into comic shops this September!

Preview: Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8

(W) Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

ODE TO THE DEATH OF MIDGARD!

When Earth erupts with a cancerous contagion, it’s up to Jane to find the cure. But it’ll take more than her medical knowledge to fight off this infection. The source is buried deep in Asgardian legend – the sort only a king would know. Valkyrie finally joins forces with the All-Father of Asgard in a fight for the entire planet!

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8

Preview: Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5

(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

INTO THE ETERNAL DARKNESS!

Valkyrie’s enemy finally reveals themself to teach the guardian of the fallen an important lesson: Not every life can be saved. It’s the explosive end of the first arc as Valkyrie faces the death that’s been stalking her since issue #1!

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5

Preview: Valkyrie: Jane Foster #4

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #4

(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Valkyrie is back on Earth – and searching for guidance on her powers and her larger mission. The one woman alive who might have the answers is Annabelle Riggs – but will she be on this side of the grave for long? Meanwhile, Bullseye’s mysterious employer is watching…and he has plans of his own for the Gods of Asgard!

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #4

Preview: The Life and Death of Toyo Harada TPB

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU, MICO SUAYAN, BUTCH GUICE, ADAM POLLINA, KANO, DIEGO YAPUR, DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-328-4
$24.99 | 224 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 9th

The world’s most powerful man is about to become its most dangerous… Don’t miss this sweeping, continent-spanning chronicle of Toyo Harada’s last gambit to remake Earth in his own utopian image…or sacrifice everything in the process. Collecting the complete THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA six-issue limited series.

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA TPB

Preview: Black Panther #16

Black Panther #16

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (CA) CAFU (A/CA) Daniel Acuna
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA – TWO THOUSAND SEASONS part 4

N’Jadaka’s revenge! T’Challa thought he had rid himself of the Intergalactic Empire and its despotic ruler – but he forgot he was tangling with a god. And now, the Empire knows how to reach Wakanda Prime. Has T’Challa learned what it means to be king just in time to lose his kingdom?

Black Panther #16
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