Iron Man #19

Iron Man #19

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  Pepper meets P.E.P.P.E.R. Uh-oh.
•  Pepper discovers Tony's family secret. A whole different kind of Uh-Oh.
•  The grand unveiling of the core of Troy, Tony's Iron Metropolitan in Mandarin City. What could go wrong?

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Dec 9, 2013

    But by far the most important thing that happened is Tony deciding what to do with Mandarin city. I'm looking forward to seeing how he deals with it. The art and the way the story is told is perfect. The art flows and we get to see Iron Man in his full glory. Iron Man is going to make some changes, we are going to see some big things in the near future. You'd better start reading now or it will be too late. Personally, I'm sold. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 5, 2013

    The art from Joe Bennett in this issue is top notch. The splash page of Iron Man flying over the remains of Mandarin City is gorgeous, and his fight against the Triads running around with Mandarin tech just looks cool, as does the interruption of the press conference that Tony will have a hard time pardoning. So Iron Man is moving forward, taking the space-baby weirdness of the last arc in stride, and giving us some trade dressing that's going to look great on the shelf. Seriously, the "Iron Metropolitan" logo is wonderful, and that's twice now I've referenced how much I like logos. That ain't par for the course, y'know.  I'm guessing the kudos go to Tim Leong, the designer. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 4, 2013

    I only wish the art in this arc were a little more consistent and adept at handling the more tech-based elements. Penciller Joe Bennett and inker Scott Hanna deliver a very clean look, but the detail in areas like facial work can fluctuate an awful lot from page to page. And Bennett's rendition of the current Iron Man armor lacks some of the sleek, futuristic quality other artists have brought to the table. Iron Man shouldn't look this bulky and clunky. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Dec 5, 2013

    I am not a fan of Joe Bennetts art in this issue. I thought it was fine in the previous one, but here theres a lot of blank backgrounds and a few repeated panels. Theres flatness to the art that Im not a fan of, it seems lacking in a dynamic quality. But as I said, I though his previous one was much better, so hopefully this is an aberration. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Dec 7, 2013

    Overall, a great setup issue. As much as I dislike the idea behind Arno and where part of this is going it's caught my interest and I want to see where this ends up gonig with the new group of Mandarin and how the AI will eventually turn against them. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Dec 4, 2013

    Gillen seems to be hitting slightly wide of the mark with this series, especially when compared to his work on Young Avengers which is spot-on. His style is fine but the story isn't terribly interesting so far, and the book doesn't have an X-factor that makes it stand out from the pack. The Secret Origins story dragged on a bit, but the introduction of Arno had the potential to re-energise the series. Unfortunately Gillen hasn't capitalised on the opportunity and the series has lost momentum again, now this arc is in danger of going in the same direction as the last. Unless we see something new soon this story may not keep readers interested for all that long. Read Full Review

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