Iron Man #6

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Tony Stark. In Space. In a bar. With ladies. What could go wrong?Is Tony guilty of a crime he’s not even aware of?A shocking start to an all-new, all-different direction for IRON MAN.

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 6, 2013

    Greg Land does a pretty good job with his art here. First, we get a really nice two-page spread of a space battle. It's very reminiscent of the opening scene of Star Wars: Episode III. Yes, boys and girls, I went there. It's crazy lasers flying around and ships exploding and you're not sure if everyone is a bad guy or what's going on… In a good way! I think it's obvious that Land has a knack for drawing a good looking lady. Even if the ladies are purple or orange. I would like it if he kinda eased up on the flirty fingernail/thumbnail to the mouth shots. That really stood out as it was used at least three times that I can remember simply from memory. Overall, though, Land did his job well. He put us on a completely different planet that is way ahead of just about any other species' development and it worked really nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Feb 6, 2013

    With a character like Iron Man, who’s home is Earth, it’s fun to see him thrust into spatial situations among the stars & alien cultures. After the first mediocre story arc entitled “Believe”, I think a space opera storyline is just what this series needed. Kudos! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 6, 2013

    So far 'The Godkiller' is off to an enjoyable but somewhat slow start. If you dropped the book because you weren't feeling the last story arc, then I'd say go ahead and give this issue an honest chance. If you don't like it, then so be it and apologies for making you spend $3.99 (seriously, Marvel?). But, I think there's enough here to warrant giving the series a second shot. Plus, we know he's going to encounter The Guardians of the Galaxy soon, so that's absolutely something else to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Feb 9, 2013

    This issue really should have been #1, but it still works as a great jumping on point for new readers. Lets hope that the development of this new race, as well as the character development of Tony, keep going in the same direction as in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 8, 2013

    This was a huge improvement over the first 5 issues of Iron Man, and while it's still not perfect it's still better. Not much action happens in this issue, but we see where Tony is and what he's doing. It's also the setup for this whole Godkiller story arc, and while I'm a bit tired of the Phoenix at this point I'm going to stick around and see how this plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Feb 10, 2013

    So it's good. As a 'jumping on point' it performs its task admirably, and I'm interested to see where it goes from here. And yet"I have to say, I was expecting more. I liked the preceeding five issues of Iron Man well enough, but agreed with the general criticism brought against them; for a relaunched title their heavy emphasis on Extremis left them manacled to the events of the past. In some ways it would have made more sense for Marvel to have released those chapters as a bridging mini-series perhaps, and left this star-trekking status quo as the star of the relaunch proper. But would even that have shaken the feeling that this is a case of the Emperor's new clothes? Only time – and an impending case of inter-stellar court justice – will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 7, 2013

    This was a pretty good comic.  Kieron Gillen seems to have a good feel for Tony's voice, which is a good thing since most of this comic was just Tony and the alien princess chatting.  The story looks like it has some good potential, as it makes sense that some civilizations WOULD worship a cosmic force like the Phoenix.  It'll be interesting to see how Tony beats this particular charge. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 6, 2013

    This series has yet to display the ambition or clear, focused direction needed to rival the best Marvel NOW! titles. But now that the first story arc is out of the way, Gillen is more free to focus on the fun and adventure that come from being Iron Man. That's a quality we've seen precious little of in the past decade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Feb 7, 2013

    Honestly, I wouldn't say this issue is worth the cover price. Read Full Review

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