With the AI-related crossover involving his brother Arno finally, finally, over, this issue seeks to retool, rebrand and reload who Tony Stark is. That means stepping away from the company (with dozens of billions of dollars to burn), a renewed interest in flashy, gas-guzzling cars, and introspection.
Overall, this issue is a mixed bag with top tier production values that has room to grow … or room to crash. RATING: HONORABLE MENTION.
CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL (W) • CAFU (A/C) • Wraparound Cover by ALEX ROSS
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.