Writer: Dan Slott and Jim Zubb
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99
Review by: Dispatch DCU
Tony’s virtual reality world finally comes to an end in this confusingly, drawn-out issue bombarded with panels that were hard to follow that included vibrant art that at times made me want to eSCAPE.
I’m more frustrated with the arc than the actual issue. This arc began with a great concept that ended up turning into a ”trillion dollar therapy session.” Tony drinks again (virtually), which felt wrong, Arno seemed like a villain now, and the cliffhanger appears to be that Tony’s dead again in space. The only constant theme throughout this comic is that all life matters, including cybernetic and Android, which really is a great theme, especially in the world today.
That said, there was simply too much going on from one issue to the next and with this series coming out monthly, you’ll need to reread past issues to have this make more sense. Die-hard Iron Man fans will flock to the issue for sure but this series doesn’t appear to be for the average fan. Even the ”God Armor” wasn’t enough to save this issue.
I’m still in on the series as a whole. I just wish this arc would end because this creative team has so much potential.