Iron Man #7

Iron Man #7

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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THE SHI’ARD - race of aliens related to the Shi’ar - accuse Tony Stark of killing their god. That god was the Phoenix! Can Tony trust the ancient alien machine that has offered to help him?

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 6, 2013

    I've really enjoyed Greg Land's art in these last couple issues as well. He seems to be at home in outer space. While the characters themselves aren't much different than basic humanoids, he's given the aliens a bit of a flair that makes them both different, yet recognizable. He manages to give the world Tony visited a smooth sheen that kinda reminds me of what I'd expect to see in a space opera or a futuristic story. I also liked the almost John Carter-like appearance given to Tony when he's battling for his innocence. It almost felt too appropriate considering he was winning over the natives with his skill. Overall, these last two issues in particular have looked exactly what I would hope a more cosmic driven story to look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 8, 2013

    Finally Iron Man doesn't suck anymore, those first 5 issue were painful. Issue 6 started to improve, but now that we see what's going on, I'm fully on board for Tony Starks current adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 6, 2013

    Let's be honest, here... this isn't a deep or a brilliant story and that clearly isn't what Gillen's aiming for. It seems as though he's seeking to create a fun adventure for Shellhead and so far I'd say he's succeeding. Gillen manages to juggle proper story development and levity quite well and, for the first time, I'm actually excited to read next month issue. Additionally, I think I'm not the only one who's very curious to see how Tony will join the Guardians of the Galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 6, 2013

    Iron Man in the Marvel NOW era has managed to be fairly entertaining despite Land and a general feeling of directionlessness, and hopefully, the space-faring fun keeps on keepin' on with it's Trekky self. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 6, 2013

    Like with issue #6, the visuals are more notable for the strong, varied use of color than the actual pencils. No matter their gender, race, or now even species, Greg Land's characters all look like pretty, chiseled fashion models. Considering the premise of this arc, there should be far more diversity to the character designs. The action is generally depicted well, but this series really needs a fresh visual approach if it's going to reach its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 17, 2013

    Regardless of everything I just said the cover says it all. Once this is over couldn't you just see Stark relishing having the title of Godkiller? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 6, 2013

    Gillen and Land wrap up "Iron Man" #7 with a fun moment that both digs up a character from mothballs and also ups the ante a great deal for the conclusion. It's a cliffhanger that works quite well, and it's the little boost of energy that the comic needed after getting a little tired in the middle. All in all, not bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Mar 6, 2013

    It's like everyone shares the exact same facial features. It's a good thing the Shi'ard all have starkly (get it?) contrasting skin colors or there'd be no way to tell them apart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Mar 11, 2013

    The idea of Tony Stark being tried by an alien race for the murder of the Phoenix is a great idea in theory but suffers a little in practice. There's no actual Iron Man action, and precious little evidence of the genius of the man inside the armour. When you remove all that, what exactly is Tony Stark? Just a man. A man, in this case, who's going through the motions of a few convenient plot contrivances and overused sci-fi tropes. It's inoffensive enough, but the whole 'Iron Man in Space' concept is quickly squandering its potential. Let's get this arc out the way and then we'll see if Iron Man's worth keeping or dropping from the Pull List. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 8, 2013

    If you can get past the visual flaws (like Stark's cell being a mostly-featureless empty room or the fact that the brief appearance of The Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers gives them identical pnuematic porn-star bodies), there's a lot to like here. Iron Man IN SPAAACE is something we haven't seen before, and the idea of Tony crossing paths with the renewed Guardians of The Galaxy, as promised by the solicits, is one that I wholeheartedly want to enjoy. It's just that art... Iron Man #7 reads well, is paced okay, and even has some excellent moments plotwise (as he fights off each opponenent, Tony is declared not guilty of another of the court's charges against him), but looks alternately bland and traced, earning a very conflicted 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. I can't help but wonder how kinetic and awesome the visuals for this issue could have been under the pen of previous artist Salvador Larrocca... Read Full Review

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