January 17, 2012 - Hey. Nice um... Duds?
If Cap wasn't around, I'd give it to Iron Man. Since he is, I lean to Aric.
It has the first reference to the Armorines coming up in a future issue. Of course, the company has been HYPING the HECK out of the comic for months. Even after the debut, though, the next issues don't arrive until MUCH later.
The story is a crazed one. As much as the new owner of the armor has well, danced in a volcano and gotten revenge on an old grudge. Well, that's about it.
I think they under-used it.
The issue concludes with Aric losing his new barbaric home - ironically destroyed by his old company. Nicely played, but we kinda saw it coming.
Cap vs. LAME villains...
I do like the Iron Man story - quite a bit. It really gets into the mind of Tony - shows how and why the Iron Man curse falls upon him. Now, the book suffers from the 'glasses' thing.
If one person can't see that he's Iron Man, geez. But the exploration of the curse of the Iron Man is excellent.
The Captain America story isn't as good. For whatever reason, Captain America just starts out as a really good fighter. Instead of the perfect human soldier. Most villains believe they can attack him with a couple of lackeys, and have no real problem defeating him. Sad.