Iron Man #4

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
5.9Critic Rating
3.0User Rating

Marvel NOW! Tonys hunt for Extremis takes him to the ancient Catacombs of Paris where absolute horror awaits! Things man was not meant to know Vs. the man who wants to know everything. Plus, the new Iron Man heavy-duty battle-suit debuts.

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Dec 13, 2012

    Without a doubt, this is my favorite book I'm reading. Even with the hefty $4 price tag, I'm thrilled this title comes out every other week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Dec 13, 2012

    Gillen certainly doesn't mind playing with foreshadowing though, as just about every issue has ended with a cliffhanger that may or may not tie into the over all story.Either way we'll find out in the next issue as Believe wraps up in Iron Man #5. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Feb 26, 2013

    This was a good issue but not the best in the series, but not the worst. Anyone who likes fantasy style comics may like this but be warned that it's not normal fantasy. I would probably recommend this issue, but I hope that this series gets more consistent as I'm considering dropping it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 10, 2012

    I hate being so negative, but this issue ultimately felt like filler to me (potential future story from the cliffhanger aside, of course) and overall Gilleon's 'Believe' hasn't really done much to keep me invested in the title. Sure, Stark is written well and seeing new armors is always a good dose of fun, but in the end I can't help but feel as though each chapter is skating by on a medicore level when it comes to the overallnarrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 11, 2012

    "Iron Man" #4 has some positive aspects but sadly they'll be too easily ignored in favor of the terrible art decisions in regards to females and the short nature of the tale. It's nice to have an issue that mostly stands alone and this effort can help overlook the speedy resolution. If you want a done-in-one, you need to be prepared for the established mission to have a simpler close. How the resolution affects Stark is one of the issue's best parts. Gillen works with a character, not just a hero. This is a man with problem and they'll surely build up. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 12, 2012

    With one issue left in this story, I can only hope that the series will find its footing and establish a clearer direction in the second arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Dec 12, 2012

    Not to beat a dead horse here but Gillen's run, so far, has felt like three issues of filler. The only exception is Iron Man #3, which outshines the rest of the issues. The Believe storyline has only one issue left and it would really have to be a spectacular issue to change my mind about the newest iteration of Iron Man. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Dec 11, 2012

    What should be an essential component of the post Marvel NOW! landscape is rapidly becoming inessential. For as bleeding edge as his tech seems to be, Tony Stark is having a desperately difficult time finding a way to feel modern and exciting. Gillen and Land seem like a dream team for this title, and indeed, their introduction of a new threat and a new toy for Iron Man in every issue shows they've got ideas to spare, but right now it seems less like they're painting a picture, and more like they're just slapping colors onto a canvas, trying to find the element that's going to tie it all together. Maybe there's a long game in place for Iron Man, but waiting for a credible theme to crop up through all of the rapid fire story beats and missed opportunities is seeming less and less like a worthy pastime. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Ben Silverio Dec 16, 2012

    To be more blunt, issue #4 was the weakest issue of Iron Man since Marvel NOW started. The story wasn't as solid as the others, though it did set up an interesting potential storyline in the future. This issue is dangerously close to being filler, but it had some redeemable qualities, above all that it explores a piece of Tony Stark that we rarely get to see. I'm all for exploring various aspects of character, but this issue just didn't do anything for me. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 19, 2012

    There is no medal awarded to those satisfied with being average and that is the pit Iron Man #4 falls into. Even though I was excited to see where Kieron Gillen would go with Iron Man's character when he was announced as the writer I have become disappointed with what we have been presented. The concept of following up on the Extremis program being more wide spread is an interesting one that caught my attention in the first issue. Unfortunately, every issue since then has continued to just be nothing more than average. I am going to give Gillen's Iron Man one more issue to win me over but right now this is a title that is in the danger of being cut from my pull list completely. Read Full Review

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