Iron Man: Legacy #1

Iron Man: Legacy #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Steve Kurth Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 14, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
4.8Critic Rating
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Tony Starks worst fears are realized when stolen Iron Man technology is used for ethnic cleansing in a civil war-ravaged land. When he defies U.S. government orders to confront the armored assassins himself, Stark sets off an international conflagration that threatens his friends, his company, and his very life -- and sets him on a collision course with China and Russia, and their champions, Radioactive Man, Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo! Guest-stars galore! And a shocking last page reveal of the classic Shell-head villain behind it all!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Apr 16, 2010

    With all that said, those already fearing the addition of more books to their pull list are likely to steer clear of this title and that notion could be wildly unfortunate. Van Lente has proven in the past to be as steady a writer there is in this business, all the while Kurth has proven his potency with detailing the many armors of Iron Man. The last page reveal might be enough to give the creative team another shot, just as long as Legacy avoids repeating itself like so many non-Fraction Iron Men have failed previously. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 14, 2010

    Iron Man Legacy #1 isn't a bad comic, but it is an entirely mediocre one. The issue lacks any of the originality or vision you'd expect form a new ongoing starring one of Marvel's flagship characters. I can only hope any reader compelled to pick up an Iron Man comic due to the upcoming release of Iron Man 2 will find his or her way to Fraction's Invincible Iron Man long before they pick up this one. Otherwise they might find themselves wondering what all the fuss is about. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Apr 13, 2010

    I’m sure there will be plenty of people that will not have the same problems that I had with this first issue. The execution and production are fine. I’m just not sure that I need to read another Iron Man title, particularly one that is not set in the current Marvel Universe status quo. I honestly do not think that the market is there for this book and I seriously doubt that it will last more than a year, at least in its current format. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 18, 2010

    The reality, then, is that this book achieves just about enough to get away with its flaws. To his credit, Van Lente's masterful handling of the tone makes the cliffhanger work in ways it shouldn't, and that's enough to bring me back for issue #2 "- but there are problems with the book's concept and execution, and that's never a good start. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 14, 2010

    Not a very auspicious start for a new series. Especially when you consider that Invincible Iron Man is one of the best superhero comics on the shelf. I know this is intended for movie fans, but it's kind of a dirty trick to give them this and then have them find out they're reading the inferior Iron Man title, huh? I'm going to hang on for the first arc at least and hope it improves. Read Full Review

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