Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Marco Rudy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 20
5.9Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

• Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark...Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever.
•  IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique look at the first step into a new era of Iron Man!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2017

    Gorgeously rendered with tantalizing tidbits of the future for these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Sep 7, 2017

    Essentially, Generations, the Iron Man version is interesting and cool to look at and envision without a whole lot, if anything, at stake. We may find it referenced in future books, but it would've been nice to see something a little more consequential with all the potential that a Utopian future provides. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 8, 2017

    The Iron is another strong Generations book, even if it doesn't answer any more questions than the other issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2017

    I wish there were more consistency as the book shifts from one artist to the next, but Bendis and his artists paint a particularly memorable and hopeful vision of Marvel's future. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Sep 9, 2017

    GENERATIONS: IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1 bucks the GENERATIONS trend as Riri Williams meets a future Tony Stark. The story doesn't work as well, with Brian Michael Bendis spinning an empty yarn about staying the course. Inconsistent art from Marco Rudy doesn't help. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Sep 7, 2017

    Bendis has many opportunities to craft a more meaningful connection between Riri and Tony in Generations: Iron Man and Ironheart #1. Few, if any, of those opportunities pan out. Riri still comes off as an annoying teenager who basically stumbles to success at every turn as Ironheart and Tony comes off as overly coy with his ego. The story succeeds at capturing the futurism themes inherent of most Iron Man stories, but that's all it succeeds with. For someone as capable as Riri Williams and Tony Stark, that's just too low a bar. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 7, 2017

    Generations: Iron Man/Ironheart has a few nice goodies with the appearances of The Next Avengers and Sorcerer Supreme Tony Stark, but this still isn't enough for the book's $4.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Bleeding Cool - Rich Johnston Aug 24, 2017

    Unfortunately, Generations: The Iron is a waste of time, talent, and money. Spend yours elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Sep 6, 2017

    I actually had more fun reading the terrible America #6 than this comic.

  • 8.5
    Kinney A.I Sep 6, 2017

    The Iron te leva a conhecer e a gostar ainda mais da Riri. Trás grandes diálogos e te mostra algumas dicas do que está por vi com alguns personagens. Se faltou algo, acho que só faltou um pouco mais de ação. Mas não compromete porque você consegue perceber o objetivo da edição. No fim, cumpre o que promete: Dá um "Start" para a Nova era que está vindo para o personagem.

  • 7.5
    RaisingBlack Sep 7, 2017

    A solid issue that relates more to the ongoing story that is Marvel then other Generations tie ins. Let's start off by saying that generations installment is not as good as Thor or Wolverine's. Don't go into this book expecting an action packed romp, but it is an interesting vision of the future that Bendis has for the Marvel universe. My favorite thing about this issue is that it helps me see what to expect from Infamous and Invincible Ironman finally coming back together. I like the changing art style but it does hold the potential to take a reader out of the book. The story moves well but it feels like it should have been a part of a larger issue. This issue feels more like a love letter to what Bendis is doing in Infamous IronMan then t more

  • 6.0
    The bad who Sep 7, 2017

    Now this is a weird one. While the other Generations aimed at a more straight-to-the-point, standard approach, this one is all over the place. The art style changes from page to page, the story takes time to lift off and never really goes where it should. The whole premise is confusing and does not make much sense. We understand the struggle Marvel wants to make Riri go through and the lesson she will learn, but it is too slow paced and lacks any action we expect from an Iron Man story. As a piece of art, it shines with beautifull colors and a painted style, but is does not serve the story right. Good experimentation, but it fails at too much key point to stand out.

  • 6.0
    SloboSOY Sep 7, 2017

    Not bad. Not great.
    The cover is lying with his teeth ... And I don't see the interest in encounter this old Tony.
    This's another alternative future ... I will even't start to count those.
    Bendis do what he like and screw the other like always. But he do some good in this encounter.
    But to much talking & the only foes turn away ... That make me sad.
    The art is good for a show a possible future. The painting like art wasn't my kind of taste, but that not bad.
    For what I read of two Generation title we can skip it easy, we will miss nothing.

  • 5.5
    freemanlouis7 Sep 17, 2017

    A nice and hopeful story but . . .
    Mystic Tony rather than Iron Tony
    Art was all over the place
    Story wasn't super engaging

  • 5.0
    RustonLF Sep 6, 2017

    The clashing art styles is way to distracting. The story seems like it was built not as a road map, but for some shock value. The team did not seem to be working together, more as individuals. This becomes a letdown for one of the thoughtful characters in the Marvel lineup.

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 30, 2018

    Riri Williams supposedly gets amazed by a peek at the woo-woo future of Sorcerer Supreme Tony Stark. This is a resounding failure on multiple fronts. Brian Michael Bendis's not-as-clever-as-it-wants-to-be script makes two big calls on the ridiculously over-staffed art team: To show us an amazing future and to show us how much it impresses Riri. The first goal is, debatably, achieved; the second is just completely hosed. Of the many many plot problems, The one which irks me most is that Riri is sidelined into a snarky but passive cheerleader for the "lookit how awesome Tony Stark is" show. Again.

  • 2.0
    ModestMoonMan Sep 13, 2017

    This may be one of the poorest written comics I've read all year. The dialogue is embarrassing, the plot is non-existent, and asking any amount of money for this, let alone $5 is borderline theft. This is a Free Comic Book Day issue with a $5 price tag. But the art is pretty good, so I'll give it that.

  • 9.0
    StanielK Sep 16, 2017

  • 6.0
    fandelabd Sep 11, 2017

  • 6.0
    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

  • 6.0
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

  • 6.0
    Adsun22 Oct 29, 2020

  • 5.5
    Frank Black Sep 6, 2017

  • 5.0
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  • 5.0
    Grifter Sep 8, 2017

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    tonpas1989 Jan 20, 2020

  • 3.0
    KnM Mar 16, 2021

  • 2.0
    J.J.E. Aug 13, 2018

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