Standoff Part 1 (of 3) In war-torn Slovakia, a group of troubled citizens pray to the Thunder God for help and he provides it in the form of a divine task force. The Pentagon doesn't take too kindly to this and sends Iron Man to stop the Odinson!
I've been waiting for the rest of the Marvel Universe to start showing an interest in Thor's rather hard to ignore activities, so this crossover is just what the doctor ordered, and it doesn't hurt that the entire premise of this crossover centers around the idea that Iron Man, Thor & Captain America are slated to come into direct conflict with each other. Now Dan Jurgens doesn't offer up any real surprises in this issue, but the idea that Thor actions have placed him at odds with Iron Man is nicely realized, and while the idea that Mike Grell will be handling the next chapter has me a bit concerned, this issue does a pretty fair job of bringing the tension right to the point where the two look to be seconds away from trading blows. My only real problem with this material is that Dan Jurgens is still playing up the idea that Thor's actions are as pure as driven snow, and as such it's difficult to accept the rather empty sounding arguments that are made by the other side. Doctor Doom's Read Full Review
"And what's with Enchantress hanging around? No offense...but she and trouble are synonymous." Mr. Jurgens also implies disrespect by the Pentagon toward Iron Man now that his identity has been made public. They treat him like an errand boy, and I have to agree that this is indeed how they would have treated him. Never however had his identity remained secret. Iron Man can be very intimidating. Knowing his name gives the opposing party power. Perhaps, Mr. Jurgens should take a crack at writing Iron Man when Thor starts to bore him not that it looks like that will happen anytime soon. Read Full Review
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