Iron Man: World’s Most Wanted Vol. 1 & 2 (Comic Book Review)

World's Most Wanted

World's Most Wanted

This post Secret Invasion story picks up shortly after Norman Osborn’s appointment as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. now re-christened H.A.M.M.E.R. “World’s Most Wanted” comes in 2 volumes and does make for an interesting read with Tony Stark on the run and being hunted by Osborn and the entire U.S. government. In a desperate effort to keep the super-human database out of H.A.M.M.E.R.’s hands Stark begins the process of erasing his brain as he goes on the rain whilst putting Pepper Pott’s and ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. director Maria Hill on their own missions.

What’s interesting is that Pepper has her very own armour now nicknamed Danger. Salvador Larroca’s art is pretty alright although I expected more from him. Maybe his art is not to my tastes. Anyways, the “World’s Most Wanted” storyline is a pretty decent read and it ends with a cliffhanger ending that perfectly leads into the start of Marvel’s “Heroic Age” lead-ins. I’ve not seen Iron Man un-confident and unsure cos’ as a character he’s always been sure of his path especially after the events of “Civil War”. It’s refreshing to see the character more human than super-human which is what I liked most about Matt Fraction’s story. Plus it’s a treat to see all of Iron Man’s older armour as he downgrades his weapons to match his degrading intellect.

I give “Iron Man: World’s Most Wanted” a decent 3.5 out of 5.

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Stark Naked

Iron Man & War Machine!

Iron Man & War Machine!

Iron Man 2!!!! Man. I can’t waaaaaait for it to be released!

It’d be great to see what Jon Favreau has up his sleeve in Shellhead’s next big-screen adventure. News on the movie has been scarce and I’m thrilled that Marvel has released some production stills to whet fans’ appetites. I’ve always liked War Machine‘s look and the armour design looks absolutely awesome for the upcoming movie. Unfortunately, the official Iron Man 2 site is still in teaser phase which is quite disappointing, all I got from the site was a glowing Iron Man chest plate with the number 2 on my screen. It’d be pretty cool to get some wallpapers and downloads for my desktop but nada, there’s nothing on the site. What a waste!

Some thoughts on the character: Iron Man has evolved a whole lot as a character in recent years. I’m liking the direction that comic book creators are taking with the character. I’m tempted to pick up more Iron Man stuff especially trades of his recent adventures being on the run from Norman Osborn a.k.a. The Green Goblin. It should make for an interesting read and it should satiate my Iron Man urges for the time being. May 7th can’t come soon enough. Maybe I should just watch my copy of Iron Man on Blu-ray again sometime this weekend. 😉

Stay tuned for more Iron Man goodness in future posts!