The Iron Age: Alpha #1

The Iron Age: Alpha #1

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Rebekah Isaacs Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 10, 2011

    The Iron Age: Alpha #1Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011By: Ray Tate Rob WilliamsRebeckah Isaacs, Andres Mossa (c)Marvel This is the first Iron Man series I've bought for decades. The initial flip through at Phantom of the Attic immediately intrigued me. Rebecka Isaacs artwork was inviting. It lacked the sort of draftsman design of technology that tend to dehumanize the Iron Man titles. Instead, Isaacs illustrates people as well as mecha, not the other way around, and does so in a more toony way that creates a unique aesthetic. Mossa's colors are perfect. The tone of the book is quite nightmarish, but the colors fluctuate. They're bright and sunny for the moments Iron Man appears, vivid when the elemental force explodes and sufficiently dark as Tony realizes the scope of what just happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 8, 2011

    Williams and artist Rebekah Isaacs control the pace of this tale beautifully, lingering just long enough during moments of heartbreak and pushing us inexorably on as the clock ticks toward a well-rendered Armageddon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 12, 2011

    As it turns out, far from being a throwaway miniseries, "Iron Age Alpha" looks like it's going to be a fun continuity-revisiting storyline for the Marvel fans in all of us. The final page twist suggests that Williams is going to keep the references broad, so even if you're not an Iron Man completist you should have little trouble following the story. If event comics are leaving you cold, or you long for a different take on Iron Man " or, indeed, just a good Iron Man story " the "Iron Age" miniseries this leads into looks like it's going to be all that and more. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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