Tony Stark Iron Man #14 Review

Writer: Dan Slott and Jim Zub
Art: Valerio Schiti, Edgar Delgado, VC’s Joe Caramagna, and In-Hyuk Lee
Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 24th, 2019

Last time I picked up this book was back when we had the first story going on (yes I am counting the first 11 issues as part of the first story because that is basically what it was). I didn’t read any of the ”War of the Realms” tie- ins, either. I  tried and just couldn’t do it, but that’s just me.  With the series coming out of the War of the Realms, though, I figured I would jump in.  Let’s see what we have here…

We jump on in with quite a bit of an  info dump… some of it important and some, well… For starters, to have Tony Stark as Carol Danver’s sponsor is a bit strange. Why not have Jessica or someone else?  In my opinion, anyone else would be better. Tony and Carol have some history which makes no sense.  That was the least of the problems, though. Since Tony had drinks in the eScape, he has fallen off the wagon himself. If anything, he needs a sponsor himself, right?  Hey, he at least found a way around it, since he can now digitally remove his memories. Boy, I wish I could do that!

While Carol and Tony are at Stark Unlimited we do get a nice quick recap of what happened in the aftermath of the eScape fail, which I appreciated.  However, While Tony and Carol battle Spymaster we get more mentions of Tony erasing his memories which is getting old already!  I did like seeing  Jocasta and Janet having  a girls day out, though.

Unfortunately, that turns south fast as they bring up Tony and what happened to Friday. I’m getting a weird vibe that the book is pushing an agenda with Jocasta. Plus, Janet kind of doesn’t take well to different beings, which isn’t the first time she takes a stand for her own kind, in a scene that kind of reminds me of l ”Remember the Titans”. If this leads to a revolt of the robots, then I’m down. I just hope Slott is here more for the story than to just push his own personal agenda.

Finale Thoughts:

I do love how we get forward progression this month, but a lot of what we get is a bit forced to get there.  The set up with Arno is really good and there is potential for a great villain here. The art was solid and I’ll check out the next issue to decide whether I’ll continue reading the series.

6.8/10

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