Darkhold: Iron Man #1

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Guillermo Sanna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 17
8.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Ryan North turns his talents to a brand-new genre! Called forth to face the dread god Chthon, Iron Man reads from the ancient ill-fated text the Darkhold... and it changes the course of his entire life. The armor that has saved him countless times is about to become a prison - one whose only escape is a fate worse than death. The brilliant comedic mind behind The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Dinosaur Comics brings you the body-horror tale of the century!!


  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 10, 2021

    Alternative realities are all the rage at the moment, be it multiversal or one created by a third party, in this case the Darkhold. For me, therein lies the problem. It wasn't that long ago when I reviewed Dark Ages; that mini series isn't due to end until Jan 2022 and of course it wasn't that long ago we had the second generation of Heroes Reborn. So my question is, are readers that bored of the regular heroes and continuity now? Regardless of the timing, this is a fun read, with clever twists that may well surprise you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 11, 2021

    Darkhold: Iron Man #1 reveals how Iron Man could lose everything while on the search of saving everyone. It has all the sensibilities of a cult '80s mad scientist sci-fi-horror with a superhero twist. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Kyle Oct 11, 2021

    It does raise the question "what is the point?" and sadly it does make the other tie-in's skippable reads as you could quite easily just pick up the books for the characters you actually enjoy. However I implore you to give this issue a chance as you are definitely in for a Halloween treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 13, 2021

    Darkhold: Iron Man #1 is an excellent one-shot that productively combines romance and horror. The creators wring every available drop of feeling and terror out of the straightforward premise, and it all builds up to that best sort of disappointment at the end: Readers are likely to be desperately interested in finding out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Oct 13, 2021

    Remember that gross-out scene in the first Iron Man where Pepper freaks out about the puss in Tony's chest hole as she's pulling out the electromagnet? Imagine an entire comic dedicated to that feeling of discomfort. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 11, 2021

    So, when all is said and done, Darkhold: Iron Man #1 is a passable, if somewhat uninspired, look at how the birth of Iron Man could have gone wrong. While it isn't without its charms, it doesn't reach the heights its initial setup could've attained. Read Full Review

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