Iron Man #10

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Death’s Head and Iron Man team-up to hunt down a genocidal criminal. Not the problem.A shipful of dead badoon. Not the problem.What Tony finds in the depths of that ship: the problem. Big problem.The lead into the biggest Tony Stark story of the year.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 15, 2013

    I never thought I'd see the day where I'd give an issue from this series five stars, but here it is, folks. This story about Tony Stark's origin is waaaaay out there. It's wacky, great looking, fun, ridiculous and you know what? I kind of love it a whole lot. If you're looking for a spot to jump back on this series, this is it, friends. However, just be aware there's clearly some massive changes heading the Avengers' way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover May 19, 2013

    While I still don't think that a super origin for Tony Stark is needed (or will even help the character) in any way, shape, or form – I've been loving this story line. I felt it had started off a little weak after NOW! but they've really managed to put together an amazing story. I just hope the end result does justice to the build up that we've been given so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2013

    The one thing that makes you wonder though is what the process actually was to make sure he was born. And did this process have some influence on his intelligence? Either way that doesn't affect the impact of this story as it was delivered cleverly enough to be memorable. When looking back at Tony's origins, this is a story that can be referenced to and even implemented in many stories to come. This may even influence some great stories in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 15, 2013

    By the final pages of this, the method to Gillen's madness starts to become clear. I have no doubt some readers will hate this story, both for the bizarre trappings and the changes Gillen is making to Tony's origin. But if it's a choice between this and the early issues of the series, I'll take this zaniness any day of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson May 16, 2013

    This is the official start of the arc, but reading issue 9 likely would be beneficial. Even so, I've forgotten about half of what happened last month, so it can't be that crucial, right? Regardless, jump into some crazy Iron Man stuff. Plus, you got some Red Hulk mullet from back in the day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 18, 2013

    There's still plenty of story to be revealed, so perhaps the story will end up being terrific - but right now, I'm smelling Mopee. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 17, 2013

    Overall, I found Iron Man #10 to be intriguing. It's the first official part of "Secret Origin", and it reveals quite a bit about the story leading up to Tony's birth, but nothing is intersecting yet. It's like one of those new puzzles without edges that are just that much harder to start piecing together, but are so much more satisfying when completed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 15, 2013

    Iron Man #10 is pretty solid and intriguing, but trepidations about where Gillen is going with all this are holding me back from fully embracing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike May 16, 2013

    This was a great issue, but long time Iron Man fans might find themselves worrying just where Gillen's heading with this. Hopefully it's not too big a change. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover May 21, 2013

    The good news is that Eaglesham feels far more confident here, and he does execute some genuinely exciting character design, a pleasurable mix of retro costuming and timeless style. But this entire issue comes across as a diversion, some kind of LOL set-up to distract us from the real shit that's coming. Which is fine, but I tend to enjoy Gillen more when he isn't doing plotting on the level of a Family Guy episode. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    Although this wasn't a brilliant issue, it wasn't terrible, and was a half decent start to the series. The issue started at a weird pace, but following that it became very interesting, setting-up some interesting pieces which I personally look forward to seeing developed. I would recommend this to anyone who's getting the series, or like origin stories, but would air on the side of caution, as although it shows promise, it's not great yet, and could land up being a terrible story. Basically, if you're in no rush to get this I'd probably recommend waiting to see if the story gets any better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 17, 2013

    "Iron Man" #10 is one of those comics that I'm sure will work better in a collected edition, but is little more than a blip on the radar when it comes to a single issue. Gillen's certainly capable of generating more interest in that latter form, but the spark isn't here this time around. Not bad, but not great either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary May 18, 2013

    Ultimately, Im just not really sure what to make of The Secret Origin of Tony Stark on almost any level. I was a big fan of Iron Man: Believe, the first collection of Gillens run, which combined extremely well-executed plotting and pacing with creative, exciting adventures. It was simple, sure, but it also worked perfectly as an introduction to who Stark is and how he works. Secret Origin is more ambitious I would not be shocked to pick up a trade next year and find that I enjoyed it much more but that ambition came at the cost of clarity. I liked spending time with these characters Rollo and the Bear especially but Iron Man #10 fails to get me invested in Tony Starks origin, no matter how secret it is. Read Full Review

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