Iron Man #12

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The Birth. 451's ulterior motive proves to be a big one. In a very literal sense.

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 4, 2013

    Overall it is one of the most thought out plots I've seen in a while and everything just makes sense the way each occurrence plays out. We are now learning things about Tony that you'd normally just ignore for the fact that he's a genius, yet now there seems to be a reason for everything that has either happened in his life or that makes him who he is today. If you fell off of the Iron Man books during the God Killer storyline, I'd highly recommend you not give up on the books so early because you are missing a story worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 3, 2013

    There's some lingering fear that the various changes Gillen has introduced to this origin will diminish Tony and make him more a victim of circumstances rather than a self-made superhero. But as entertaining as the arc has been so far, Gillen certainly deserves the continued benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jul 4, 2013

    As concerned as we might be over some of the changes made, this remains a fantastic series thanks to Gillens unbelievable turnaround and Eaglesham coming on board. Well wait and see how all of this plays out. This creative team has earned themselves that much, at least. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 10, 2013

    This was the best issue of the story so far, and probably the best in the series, and if not certainly one of them. It was however still not that good of an Iron Man issue, but it had plenty of action, and questions to make up for that, and the question over 451's character was probably the most interesting thing in the issue. I'd probably recommend this issue, especially to people who have been following the series, but to people looking for a great Iron Man story I'd advice caution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jul 6, 2013

    Yes being able to pilot a giant suit of mechanical armor against Celestial appears to be Tony Stark's purpose as far as 451 is concerned and considering this is an end game he had planned for – it's going to be interesting to see what he's lied about that Tony has to overcome and how he gets himself out of this mess! I won't lie though, I'd love to see Tony Stark take on a Celestial. My only issue is though that he's already been able to make an impact on The Phoenix. I don't care how awesome Iron Man is, I think one interstellar Godlike being should be enough for one man to have to deal with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jul 3, 2013

    I'm not entirely sure about the 'war deterrent' angle. I mean when you consider everything that's taken place on Earth within the Marvel Universe in the last sixty years, you'd think aliens would be wary enough of Earth as is. And where exactly was 451 during the Skrull Invasion? I can't help but think Gillen could have had 451 need to use Tony for something more unique than fighting off more aliens from taking Earth. He's been doing that most of his adult life. And to make such a big retcon to Tony's character to do so seems like a misstep. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 5, 2013

    If you haven't been following Iron Man recently you're missing out on something different, this book has been anything but your standard Iron Man stories and that's part about what making it so much fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jul 5, 2013

    Like past issues of this storyline, this issue works better at face value as a moderately entertaining standalone comic, where Tony Stark's dad gets to shoot up a bunch of aliens, than it does as part of a late-coming, grandiose addition to the history of a half-century old character. Read Full Review

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