Iron Man #3

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Cafu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 18
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Tony Stark is getting tired of apologizing for being himself, especially when as Iron Man he's more powerful than most any other human being on Earth. As he wears himself out trying to do everything he can to be a force of good in the world, he's beginning to chafe at the idea that he really owes anybody anything. Is it too much to ask for a thank you? He's trying to keep his head down and his ego in check, but when KORVAC reveals himself as the puppet master behind Stark's latest investment, Tony will at least have somewhere to channel his anger and frustration... That is, if he survives the conflict at all.
32 PGS./Rated T+

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Nov 12, 2020

    I wont lie though, Im frustrated. People who look at this and say the team dont understand Iron Man really annoy me. So let me be clear – Cantwell has taken Tony in a bold new direction, and it is exactly what this character has needed. Regardless of whether you want to blame the MCU or just Marvel not knowing what to do with him, this book in just three issues has lifted Iron Man from a decade of mediocrity. Tony as a character hasnt changed in almost a ten years, and in an industry that worships the status quo, Cantwell has taken a risk to change that. He gets Tony in a way that I think most fans dont. Tony is a man trying to be better but constantly fighting against his worst instincts, all while his background and intellect tell him that hes better than everyone else. That alone is why this book works as well as it does, and why this series is currently one of the best comics being published right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson" Nov 12, 2020

    This is easily one of the best titles that Marvel is putting out right now, and you should definitely hop on the bandwagon sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 11, 2020

    This series continues to feel entirely new, which is especially impressive when you consider this character is nearly 70 years old. Iron Man #3 continues to explore a morose Iron Man who is a hero, but is seriously questioning why. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 11, 2020

    Cafu delivers some impressive visuals in this issue. All of the imagery from the characters to the backgrounds are well done and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Nov 11, 2020

    Iron Man #3 is a terrific addition to the current run. The world has changed around Tony Stark, and he is still trying to adapt himself. Each panel is stunning as we see Iron Man switch between locations and adversaries. The final fight scene is heart-pumping action and ends with an event that left me desperate to see what happens next. And with hints at the villain of this story arc, Tonys got a big fight ahead of him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 14, 2020

    The attention to detail with the new character development really makes this series stand out as worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Nov 11, 2020

    IRON MAN #3 takes Iron Man further down the rabbit hole of self-loathing before dealing with the biggest blow of all from the series' main villain. The art is gorgeous on all fronts, but the story's constant Iron Man bashing borders on sadistic. Read at your own risk. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 17, 2020

    Tony Stark is having problems figuring it all out, but this issue mostly isn't. I'm not sure I love it, but it's a fresh take on Iron Man when we really need one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 11, 2020

    There's nothing bad about Iron Man #3 at all. It's a solid comic with an interesting story and great art. As a chapter of the opening arc, it's fantastic. But, the arc so far isn't anything that's jumping out as an instant classic. It is fantastic storytelling though. It's also a great exploration of Tony Stark as a person. If you're a fan of Iron Man, Cantwell, or Cafu, it's an issue to check out but for new readers, this isn't one that'll hook you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - clayhinojosa10 Nov 11, 2020

    I'm less interested in Tony's ego and privilege, and more interested in the story of the villains attacking Iron Man, Tony learning a few life lessons along the way is great, but I want to read an Iron Man comic so that Tony Stark can be Iron Man. I want the tech, I want maybe a new variant of the suit, but most of all I want a good story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 15, 2020

    I think that the direction for Tony is interesting, but something isn’t quiiite landing for me.

  • 10
    Dark Knight Comic Fan Nov 11, 2020

    HOT DAMN THIS WAS A GREAT ISSUE!! CAFU on his Instagram says that this is his favorite issue yet and I believe it!! I had a problem or two with the last issue (it was still good) but those problems went away with this issue!

    Maybe it's because I've been disappointed with the last few runs, but this current series is looking to be one of the greatest Iron Man runs ever. Don't sleep on this title.

    EDIT: After seeing a recent tweet from Cantwell about mental health being woven into this book, this is shaping to be one of Marvel's best ongoing series today. This is what Iron Man has needed for a long time.

  • 9.5
    MainManDan Nov 11, 2020

    Man, Tony is really being put through his paces in this run.

    I like the idea of Tony questioning why he’s a superhero in a world that doesn’t want his help.

    Every time he tries to do the right thing it ends up blowing up in his face and in this issue we see him reaching his breaking point.

    We get an exchange between Patsy and Tony which gives some detail as to why she acts the way she does and is so hard on Tony.

    I have a several critiques with the last issue and the dialogue here could do with some tweaks but this one is my favourite so far.

    Cool to see Korvac and his disciples cause trouble against Tony. If you’re a long time Shell head fan there’s several references to clas more

  • 9.0
    IronMonger Nov 11, 2020

    What can I say...Great...The art is just beautiful, it fits perfectly with the characters and the tone of the series, the colors are spectacular but everything works thanks to the story, I mean this is a perfect example of "reboot" I don´t know what Cantwell has prepared for HellCat in this series but the chemistry between Patsy and Tony is amazing I don´t know if Cantwell intends to develop some kind of love relationship or everything remains in simple friendship or even that HellCat is only recurrent in this arc and then has more sporadic appearances but her interactions with Tony / Iron Man are great and I think that is part of why this series feels so renewed.

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 13, 2020

    I really like what they're doing with Iron Man. And the art is spectacular.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Nov 18, 2020

    Tony Stark, man of the people. I like it! Cantwell is still off in some pacing sometimes or maybe it's me. Cafu is outstanding and D'Armata colors are matched well!

  • 8.0
    Com' Cool N' Collected Nov 29, 2020

    First and foremost, Cafu's art is fantastic. Cannot say enough. I like the commentary on Tony/IM and the publics view of him. I remain on board as Christopher Cantwell continues to craft a good Iron Man story. I'm hoping things pick up in the coming issues.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Nov 18, 2020

    It got a little better towards the end which saved it but Patsy is really starting to bug me and its just mundane sometimes. The art is perfect for iron man it just needs more excitement.

  • 9.5
    wesshamu Nov 23, 2020

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 11, 2020

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Nov 11, 2020

  • 9.0
    Radar Nov 15, 2020

  • 8.5
    huz Nov 12, 2020

  • 8.5
    Bananaknight Nov 17, 2020

  • 8.0
    Magik Nov 11, 2020

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 17, 2020

  • 7.5
    Nicetrylaoche Nov 18, 2020

  • 6.0
    GammaBurst Nov 11, 2020

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