2020 Ironheart #1
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2020 Ironheart #1

Writer: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore Artist: David Messina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2020 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 12
5.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

The Robot Revolution is in full swing, as is the Arno Stark–funded crackdown on artificial intelligence. That means that Riri Williams and N.A.T.A.L.I.E., the A.I. based on Riri’s deceased best friend, are in for a world of trouble. Can they weather the coming storm together, or will 2020 tear them apart?

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 30, -0001

    Ironheart 2020 #1 was a compelling and interesting read. It's one that fans of both (or either) major events will appreciate. That being said, I stand firm with the statement that fans of Riri that haven't been following along with those events can dive on in here. Just so long as they have a basic understanding of what happened"and they don't mind spoilers. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 20, 2020

    2020 Ironheart #1 is a good comic. But, unless you're invested in the character or the two storylines that are connected, it's hard to say this is a must get. Still, there's some solid moments and debate about the role of superheroes within. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 22, 2020

    David Messinas art, on the other hand, takes after his Ironheart predecessor Luciano Vecchio with a similar overall aesthetic, which lends some continuity with Riris most recent solo title for those continuing from Eve L. Ewings quality run. His visuals arent especially flashy, but they work with the script given to him. Most of this issues action is relegated to tense conversations, which requires a certain skill to successfully convey the emotion of those scenes, and I think Messina succeeds there. Mattia Iaconos colors are similarly grounded, with occasional pops of techy purple for N.A.T.A.L.I.E., which look very pretty on the page. Overall, the package presented in 2020 Ironheart #1 is a low stakes, but worthwhile, side story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu May 20, 2020

    If you came to this issue looking for action, you really don't find any. If you came to this issue jazzed to see Ironheart, you certainly won't find that here. If you came here looking for something fun and exciting to read, that's simply not inside this week. Heck, if you're looking to get caught up on IRON MAN 2020, that really doesn't happen this week either. The best this reviewer can say that transpires in this installment of IRONHEART 2020 #1 is that Ayala and Lore catch readers up on the status quo of Riri Williams and connect a few of the dots circulating since OUTLAWED #1. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 20, 2020

    This is a decent start to a two part story that has Riri forced out of her suit and into street clothes to do some good for the world. The handling of Riri is strong, as you have to admire her heroism and gumption, but the plot is slow and doesn't offer enough action. Issue #2 might rectify this though. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed May 20, 2020

    Muddled might be the best word to define 2020 Ironheart #1. There are some great ideas presented here, and in the places where everything works, it really shines. But all too often, the book feels like something readers have seen a million times before, and in a two-issue miniseries, that’s a missed opportunity. Outside of completists for the Iron Man 2020 or Outlawed events, there isn’t really any attracting factor for people to grab onto as nothing that makes Riri Williams a special character is given the spotlight here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 20, 2020

    It's an awkwardly positioned issue with awkward delivery and, while not all of that is the fault of these creators, it all results in a read that never manages to find the gas pedal. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 21, 2020

    I don't want to bomb just title just yet; I actually want to see where this is going but I fear that it's going do place where we've seen the same stuff time and again. but that I mean a superhero versus her friends family and a superhero versus herself or her superpowers it's been done I'd hate to see it be rejected specially with Riri's background and intelligence I believe there is a lot more to explore in her background that would make this more interesting. Read Full Review

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