Whilst its early days for the series, there are enough interesting characters and relationships laid out in this first issue to ensure that Ill be back to read more and see how the tragic story of Tony Starks early existence continues to unfold. I love the art, and if Cards writing of Stark can live up to the quality of his writing of his parents, then I think Ill enjoy his miniseries immensely. Read Full Review
Andy Kubert is a solid artist with a strong eye when it comes to delivering the action in a visually striking manner (e.g. Howard's body armor test, the scene where Maria is attacked by the monkey). Now the art is guilty of going a little too far in its attempt to sell an idea, such as the scene where Stane and Loni Stark are shown wolfing down their meals to emphasize they are a pair of snakes. One also has to wonder why the art seemed to be reluctant to show Maria's pregnancy. If the writing didn't state that she was about to deliver her child, one wouldn't have any clue why she was in the hospital. Still there are some undeniably powerful images in this issue, from the scene where Maria is infected by the experimental virus, to the series of panels where she has her final conversation with Howard. While I'm not a big fan of foil covers, I can't deny the effect is really quite striking, when it's combined with the image of Tony locked in that nightmarish looking technology. Read Full Review
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