OK, so finally my library got this in, and Vol. 2! I was excited, as I am with all Marvel NOW! Books, versus DC New 52, where I have a feeling that sits somewhere between utter dread and ambivalence.
Good stuff: I actually liked the idea of Tony having to go around to shut down the people who’d bought Black-Market Extremis, sort of paying penance for his involvement.
Some of the various Iron Man armours are on display here, I thought the liquid smart-metal armour was AWESOME! What a great idea (if Gillen actually came up with it himself, if not, then good use of it).
The Armour looks very cool, even the new Black/Gold that can look like a bumblebee in the wrong hands.
Bad Stuff: Greg Land.
Seriously, I know it’s been mentioned in Sesana’s Reviewand Sam’s Review, but Land CANNOT draw Tony Stark. Or women. He can draw A single woman, but there’s no way to vary other than hair colour (and he isn’t the colourist, so technically he doesn’t do different).
I look at “Tony Stark” and I’m just like
So there’s enough to like, but not LOVE, and there’s enough to dislike, but not HATE.
The book is a self-contained story though, which is good, and leads Tony to a conclusion about who he is/what he needs to do, which sets up the 2nd volume. (That I happened to read right afterwards).
Space Armour!!! Guardians of the Galaxy Space Armour!!