The Iron Age #2

The Iron Age #2

Writer: Jeff Van Meter, Elliot Kalan Artist: Nick Dragotta, Ron Frenz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 13, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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CAN IRON MAN SAVE JOHNNY STORM'S LIFE?! Trapped in the past, Iron Man must team with The Human Torch to get back to the future – but DOCTOR DOOM stands in their way! IF they survive, can Stark warn Johnny of his eventual demise? SHOULD he?  Killer Robots!  Broken Hearts!  The Battle of Gettysburg!  This one's got it all!  Writer Elliott Kalan (AGE OF HEROES) joins the legendary team of Ron Frenz (SPIDER-GIRL) and Sal Buscema (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) in JOHNNY STORM: SUPER STAR! BUT FIRST! Can the combined muscle of POWER MAN & IRON FIST help Iron Man get back to the present and save our world from the PHOENIX? Jen Van Meter (THE BLACK CAT) joins Nick Dragotta (FANTASTIC FOUR) to bring you GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST!

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jul 14, 2011

    Unfortunately, I can't endorse this issue with the same fervor I may have for the previous two books in this event series. The stories are nostalgic and entertaining, fast-paced and action-packed, but they lack the depth of Gage and Williams' contributions, which were featured in our Best of 2011 (Thus Far)! article. Dragotta's artwork in "On 42nd Street..." is gorgeous, reminiscent of the pulpy, grind-house exploitation and kung-fu films of the 70s, but I was disappointed with the legendary Frenz and Buscema's inconsistently ugly panels. The premise is wearing itself a bit thin as well, the fact that a separate and inexplicably simple quantum leap is needed for each interconnected vignette becoming dangerously tedious. The Iron Age is still, as ever, an enjoyable deviation from the formulaic crossover events of the Big Two and should be read, if not with a grain or two of salt. Read Full Review

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