Iron Man #3

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

The new Iron Man stealth armor debuts! The most subtle Iron Man armor of all time! Deep in Columbia the daughter of a cartel boss is modified by EXTREMIS. Will villains VIBRO, FIREBRAND and THE LIVING LASER stop Tony from doing what he must to save the world from the deadly nano-virus? An all-new era for Tony Stark from the best-selling UNCANNY X-MEN team of Kieron Gillen and Greg Land!

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Dec 6, 2012

    Aside from the art issues, this is a solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Dec 7, 2012

    Still, I just can't say enough good things about this book. Keep up the good work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 5, 2012

    As expected with Land, everything but the women (they're always way too glamorous in my opinion) and some wonky facial expressions was solid. The book delivers a few light chuckles and moves along at a fine pace, ultimately making this a seemingly quick and pleasant read. Tony's personality feels appropriate (though I can't say I'm the biggest Stark expert around) and that's obviously key for this book. This certainly isn't a must read Stark story, but if you're searching for a fun read, this would absolutely be fitting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Feb 26, 2013

    This was a good issue, and much better than the last issue. It is still however not a perfect series, and has a lot of room for improvement, but if it keeps at this kind of standard you can be sure to have a decent series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Dec 6, 2012

    Thankfully Gillen is around to salvage the series, but nothing is official yet on how strong this series is going to be. Like Imentioned earlier, we’re sort of having a slow burn to the climax, and that’s the hard hitter. If it falls short of expectations, it may not just hold up, while the pacing so far has been good, for it to continue would get tiring. It’s doubtful that it’ll happen, but it's always a possibilty. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Dec 6, 2012

    Kieron Gillen's writing is good, however it does lack action as I said. The story is a good story, at its heart, just add some more fight sequences. Stark is as witty as ever, though and Kieron has mastered that very well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 13, 2012

    Iron Man #3 was a mix bag. Though Gillen is starting to find his groove with the title the Extremis elements of this title feel like he is recycling old stories instead of telling his own story. Gillen does show that he gets who Tony Stark and his supporting cast are. He also is able to mix in a lot of good character interaction with solid action. All Gillen needs to do is make the story he is telling with Extremis his own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 11, 2012

    I like the new new stealth armor (even if it makes Stark look like a huge fan of Tron: Legacy). The twist involving the health of the dealer's young daughter is interesting, but it does end the comic on a rather flat note. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2012

    The artwork is doing little to endear the series to me either. Greg Land's action scenes are impressive enough, but his storytelling falters whenever the script calls for more mundane conversations or other character-centric material. Believe it or not, there's such a thing as a comic book character looking too sexy and attractive, and that's a problem Tony and Pepper suffer from constantly. The facial expressions are too rarely in tune with the actual tone and tenor of the dialogue. Land has long shown a habit for relying on photo-referenced material in his work. Unfortunately, this habit has become more blatant in this series. Nearly every shot of the Iron Man armor in all three issues so far seems pulled straight from the movies. So even when Tony dons an entirely new suit in this issue, little changes beyond the color scheme. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Ben Silverio Dec 10, 2012

    Overall, this was an okay issue. It was better than afiller, but it wasn't the best thing to come out this week or even the best issue of this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 6, 2012

    My colleague in reviews, Greg McElhatton, has raised the observation that this title doesn't seem as though it needed to be restarted. I wholeheartedly agree with that assessment. Gillen and Land have simply given Tony Stark a different task, not an entirely new mission. Sure, the armor is modular now instead of being slick and complete, but even that isn't cause enough for a restart. "Iron Man" #3 is a book that offers a complete sample of what this series has been like through a trio of issues and halfway through his latest mission: nothing terrible, but nothing terribly spectacular either. Read Full Review

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