Iron Man #73

Writer: John Jackson Miller Artist: Jorge Lucas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 8, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2
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The U.S. Military wants Tony Stark to start building weapons again, but ol' Shellhead has one condition: that he be named Secretary of Defense. What can Iron Man do as Secretary of Defense that he can't as a super hero?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Oct 13, 2003

    It's a book which adults will enjoy for the maturity, Tim Hartnett will enjoy because it's what I like to see in modern day superhero books, and kids and younger adults can take to with the action. You can tell Miller is a talented writer because he's doing his job the right way---a fresh, intelligent, take, on a historically unremarkable character, but most of all---one that respects and adds to the traits of the character and not just a story which could fit any character. It gets extra points just for being able to keep me interested, because for this title, that's quite an accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 12, 2003

    I'm not quite sure if I'm ready to embrace this new direction, as making Tony Stark the Security of Defense sound like it's sure to mire this book into the murky waters of politics, and there's a reason why I actively avoid shows like the West Wing, as I remained firmly convinced that the words political thriller have no business being used together, as politics is the very opposite of the word thrilling. Now I'm sure John J. Miller has probably tossed out comparisons like Tom Clancy as a sign of what readers can expect, but in order to maintain a level of credibility, I can't imagine we'll see the Security of Defense engaged in too many action packed adventures, or nail-biting escapes. Now maybe John J. Miller will surprise me and I certainly hope that he does, but frankly I don't see this new status quo acting as a springboard for too many thrill-packed adventures. In fact this opening issue reminds me a bit of the Armor Wars story-line, but with all the truly exciting elements repla Read Full Review

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