Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America: Iron Man #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: John Cassady Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - Bryant Frattalone Jul 9, 2007

    The Finale to what amounted to some great poster material visuals but lacked in an engrossing story overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jul 6, 2007

    Loeb does redeem the story slightly with the final few pages, which show a more low-key burial-at-sea of the body of the real Captain America in the spot where his body was first recovered from the ice. The presence of original Avengers Hank and Janet Pym shows some reverence for the origins of Cap's rebirth in the Marvel Universe, and Namor's reappearance (in conjunction with an earlier cameo from the outlaw New Avengers) reinforces the idea that this is a tragedy which has affected the entire Marvel Universe, no matter what their political affiliation in the post-Civil War climate. Indeed, the issue is far more of an ensemble piece than it is a story about Iron Man - Stark is featured about as much here as he was in the third issue of the limited series - but this isn't a criticism: the book may have been more successful if it had been allowed more freedom to break away from the rigid structure of centering each issue around a particular character and a particular stage of grief, r Read Full Review

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