March 26, 2013 - Feel my POWER!
Does X-O even have a chance lately?
One of the greatest dangers in a review of this book is that the number of words in it may actually exceed the number of words in the actual comic. Now, let's get to the story.
(Sounds of crickets chirping)
Bad, bad bad. I mean bad.
The comic is a waste. It's dull, has no concept of character - and by taking Aric into space, it has abandoned completely any great warrior portion within him.
Oh, and this is where Elveen's quote comes from.
Iron Man is... Hold on a second.
The issue of secret identities has long been a mess. Even I have been know to joke quite a few times about Clark Kent and Superman connection. But the two identity issue is really examined here in quite a logical depth. Tony WANTS to reveal himself, but suddenly falls ill, and as crazy as it seems - follows the strangeness of omens.
So, it's upp to Happy - the only man who really knows Tony's identity - to throw some smoke around and take a few dogs off the scent. Great idea - and Tony really gives his gratitude - just before being swept away into the Mandarin's lair.
The Captain America segment is also very well done. It isn't as good as Iron Man, but compared to where it HAS been over the last few months, it's a MASTERPIECE. It is actually an interesting battle between Cap and Super-Adaptoid. Again, the theme of the thing is the fact that Cap makes the absolute most of what he has, and that is what makes him SUCH a great fighter. It does seem very similar to the last comic - especially when the Super-Adaptoid was sort of the villain, but these are getting MUCH easier to read lately.