Iron Man #72

Writer: Robin Laws Artist: Robert Teranishi, Eric Cannon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 10, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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Vegas Bleeds Neon Part 3 (of 3)
Infected with a technological virus turning him into more machine than man, Tony Stark fights back - taking it to the source of the infection itself.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 16, 2003

    A fairly solid story that is marred by an utterly conventional, and rather suspect, resolution where Tony manages to win the day when the lead villain suddenly becomes incredibly slow on the uptake. I mean perhaps if he had been fighting a small child, this obvious use of reverse psychology might've washed, but given the story made an active effort to sell the idea this character was cunning and highly intelligent, this ending feels a bit like a writer suddenly realizing they only have a couple pages to resolve this crisis. So we have an interesting problem, that is built up quite nicely as we arrive at the big climax, and then the rug is pulled out by this quick fix finish, which essentially taints the entire story. Of all the elements of a story is which a writer can't afford a misstep like this, I would have to say the big climax is about the worst moment Robin Laws could've chosen. Still, I will give the book credit for building toward this moment rather nicely, and I enjoyed the n Read Full Review

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