Iron Man #8

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 17, 2013

    It might be odd to think of Iron Man as an outer space hero, but this particular issue is most definitely the finest of the series to date. This is the type of issue that I want out of Iron Man. It's a nice mix of fun and action with a little humor thrown in. This issue concludes with a side of Tony that we don't often see anymore. Instead of him being the smiling, cocksure guy with all the gadgets, he's angry and read to dole out some justice. He's also potentially found himself a brand new recurring villain that's more than just a collection of odd things. He's an already well rounded villain with enough intrigue that makes it all work for the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2013

    And Gillen delivers some dramatic consequences to the story in the final pages, elevating "Godkiller" from a fun, simply filler arc to something that serves as a piece in the writer's larger plan. This arc doesn't wind up affecting Tony personally as much as I was expecting considering he was put on trial for murdering a space god, but the outcome still leaves him with a mission to undertake and some emotional fallout to deal with. How any of this is supposed to play into Gillen's upcoming revisionist origin story is a bit of a mystery. Still, I'm glad to see the series on much firmer footing than at the conclusion of the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Apr 17, 2013

    Greg Land's art is the best it's been this series. But again, Iron Man's new armor looks ridiculously terrible. Which is surprising, as every other one within the series has been great. All in all, it's a decent ending to a decent arc in a decent series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 17, 2013

    Perhaps it's strange that the two marquee Avengers " Iron Man and Captain America " are currently way out of their normal comfort zones in their respective books, but for Shellhead's part, it's still kind of intriguing. It's nothing spectacular or fascinating as yet, but there does seem to be some potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Stuart Conover Apr 20, 2013

    Sadly we also have no idea how Death's Head got away or when he'll pop up again. He's been making a lot of appearances lately and it's a trend I fully support so I'm wondering if they are ramping up his return or just felt like using him since he was easy to fit into a few story lines. With not enjoying the art and my biggest concern about the issue not being for the main character or where it's going but from a side character that was almost thrown in as an afterthought? This one's not ranking too well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 22, 2013

    All in all, it's an interesting read, but the weaknesses of the artist work against some of the story points, as there are some unclear moments during the Celestial attack that don't make any sense at all, and a lot of dramatic moments that would be much stronger under a more adaptable artist. Iron Man #8 isn't as good as it could have been, but it (and the entire Marvel NOW! Iron Man relaunch) is better than I expected, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. A little more Death's Head wouldn't have hurt this issue at all... Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Apr 17, 2013

    We'll of course find out why a cloaking device is so important in due time, but as of right now, this isn't a direction that fascinates me nearly enough to warrant $3.99 per issue to eventually learn the details. That's too bad, too, because sending Tony into space seemed like a thrilling direction, but right now I'm feeling no strong desire to continue. I suppose I'll have to wait until the Guardians of the Galaxy are slapped on the cover before I'm motivated to jump on board again... and seeing as both franchises have movies on the way, it's safe to assume that day will come sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

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