Iron Man 2.0 #1

Iron Man 2.0 #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Barry Kitson, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Kano, colors) Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 23, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Spinning directly out of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! New mission! New armor! New Iron Man! Lt. Col. James Rhodes is War Machine…the single most advanced one-man weapon of conventional combat. But wars aren’t fought
the way they used to be – and when Rhodey has to face a
mysterious enemy he can’t shoot, can’t bomb, can’t even see, he’s going to be forced to evolve…or die. Find out why War Machine becomes Iron Man 2.0 in the 3-part launch arc
of this all-new ongoing series! By breakout sensation Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Action Comics) and the legendary Barry Kitson (INCREDIBLE HULKS, THE ORDER)!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 23, 2011

    Is anyone hotter than Nick Spencer right now? Buy this book! I will be very angry at all of you if this ends up as another quick sales casualty. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 27, 2011

    Ultimately, Iron Man 2.0 is a bit more straightforward than Spencer's other ops-based superhero book, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and thus less of a challenge. However, it promises to be equally strong thanks to its intriguing first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Feb 23, 2011

    One thing that would help its prospects is a steady art team. This issue features no less than three pencilers, which is simply inexcusable for a debut comic. Regular artist Barry Kitson is joined by Kano and Carmine di Giandomenico. Separately, all three artists do a fine job with their pages. Kano already proved his mettle in Iron Man's world with Invincible Iron Man #500, and he shows the same precise line-work and eye for design he did there. Barry Kitson sports an altered style that suits the slightly more down to earth nature of Rhodey's life. And di Giandomenico, though not necessarily the best at handling armored warfare, is reserved instead for the quieter and more dialogue-heavy scenes. Individually, the artists give readers little reason for complaint. Collectively, however, their styles clash just enough to raise eyebrows. If Iron Man 2.0 already features three artists in issue #1, what state will the series be in by the end of this arc? In more ways than one, Iron Man 2.0 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Feb 27, 2011

    Iron Man 2.0 might already be more action-packed than its brother book, but what makes it potentially more enticing is the way it handles the paradoxical nature of military service in a frank and unflinching way. There simply arent enough books willing to delve into this territory, and Spencers already heading in the right direction by doing so. That a storyline that features a disembodied mad scientist is the most boring part should really say something about how excellent Spencers writing is. Now if he can just get the rest of the books creative side together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 8, 2011

    I was a little leery of delving into yet another new series featuring War Machine, but there were two words associated with this new title that drew me in: "Mike McKone." Unfortunately, his influence is barely apparent in this comic book. One can see his style come out in the brief Blizzard fight scene early in the comic, but after that, a much different style dominates the art. Don't get me wrong - the work is good. I'm reminded of Nathan (DMZ) Fox's art, and the grittier look certainly is in keeping with the unsettling nature of the antagonist. But McKone's clean style is also a nice touch when it comes to the shiny, rigid lines of armored heroes. Artistically, it felt as though Marvel pulled something of a bait-and-switch move here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Feb 24, 2011

    The art problems are unavoidable, but the writing is what lets this comic down most. Spencer shows he can handle James Rhodes when he's talking to Tony Stark, and then the book loses any sense of individuality when Stark disappears. It literally reads like "Iron Man 2.0" in the sense that this could just be a second Iron Man title, no War Machine necessary. That may change, of course, but there not being a compelling reason for a new War Machine coming in the first issue of his new comic is a pretty big strike against the series. Read Full Review

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