Iron Man #69

Writer: Robin Laws Artist: Michael Ryan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2
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Manhunt Part 5 (of 5)
Iron Man must battle the son of the Mandarin, who has masterminded the terrorist act of which Tony is blamed. Can Tony defeat him and clear his name?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 24, 2003

    About as good an ending as one could've hoped for, as the issue opens with a pretty entertaining little tussle between Iron Man & the new Mandarin, before it has to focus of resolving the crisis that it had spent the previous four issues building against Tony. Now I have to say I was a bit unimpressed by the rather convenient confession that the real villain offers up, as just once I'd like a villain to realize that they have the hero right where they want them, and their further silence would be far more damaging than an outright confession that serves little purpose other than to clear the hero's tarnished reputation. Then again, I'm more than ready to move on to the next story arc, so frankly I'm rather glad to see the villain's confession effectively wrapped up this story in a nice tidy manner. I do hope that the follow up material doesn't shy away from the idea that Tony is particularly vulnerable to this type of attack, as it would appear people are more than willing the believe Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 13, 2003

    A nice conclusion to the arc, but the reader may be weary of waiting five months for it. The creative change to Laws is not a bad choice, and writes Iron Man the way it should be---nothing too serious, adventurous, and maybe a subplot or two (Happy and Pepper in this case). Tom Brevoort and company also did something rare these days by including a letters section. Definitely work picking up if you like superheroes and long adventures. Read Full Review

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