Iron Man #4

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Cafu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 28
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KORVAC is on the loose and Tony Stark is on the hook for it. Iron Man and Hellcat were lucky to survive their first encounter with Korvac and his new disciples, but finding him and stopping him is proving an even greater challenge. Tony is reticent to let other hero allies in on the fact that he opened up a giant can of worms all on his own, but it might be a moot point given that Korvac has placed Tony under a very clever and threatening gag order. As Korvac powers down all of New York City in order to try and again go cosmic, Tony's forced to turn to lesser-known colleagues on the fringe in order to stop him. One advantage he has: Hellcat i more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 17, 2020

    Iron Man #4 is a beautiful issue. Theres a small cast of characters, heroes in particular, and Cantwell makes the reader feel for them both. Korvac is a terrifying villain, and the plans he has for the future are cosmic in their potential. Tony and Patsy will not be able to face him alone Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Dec 16, 2020

    This issue might not sit perfectly with every single reader, but it proves just how stunning and surprising this run can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 16, 2020

    Much like chess, Iron Man is now a hero with finite and distinct resources which hasn't been the case for some time. He's a hero who is growing to discover himself while also discovering something new with Patsy Walker. All the while, an old villain wants to destroy him forever, but ain't that the Stark luck? Iron Man #4 continues to trend the character upward and onward for those looking for a more human Tony Stark. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 16, 2020

    Cafu does a great job with the art. The issue is very character focused so the art reflects it in great close up moments with the characters and details that give an intimacy to the imagery. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 19, 2020

    The danger is growing, our heroes are in a tough spot and everything seems to be building to a really good, solid story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Dec 18, 2020

    This is another really good issue which focuses on this books two key strengths, character and mood. Cantwell has spent the last three issues making us care about Tony and Patsy, and now as we start to reach the end of this act of the story, the characters themselves, rather than the action, take focus for an issue which is something I absolutely applaud. You dont need massive fights to make a comic worth reading and this book is absolutely worth reading. With Cantwell, CAFU and DArmata bringing their usual A game for this issue, its another easy recommendation. This series consistently breaks the high standards it sets for itself, and this latest issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - clayhinojosa10 Dec 16, 2020

    Cantwell has failed to tell a coherent story throughout four issues. Telling the story about the man without the money and armor is just something we dont need. Im reading Iron Man, I want Iron Man. I want the armor, the money, the snark. Fun aspects of Tony Starks Iron Man. Cantwell seems to be incapable of creating that story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 16, 2021

    Cool cool cool.

  • 6.0
    GammaBurst Dec 16, 2020

    This book has been, at best, enjoyable, but not much more than that.

  • 10
    fenixalasnegras Dec 18, 2020

    It was in an excellent number, the plot, the art, the action behind the scenes.

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 16, 2020

    Excellent run!

  • 9.0
    MainManDan Dec 17, 2020

    Tony and Patsy came out of left field. They gave off friend vibes.

    The city's power all shutting down was suspenseful. Korvac's ascension is upon us!

    Rhodey’s willpower is on full display against the Controller. Love that. Hang in there buddy, Tony’s coming.

    Hellcat is linked. What could this could mean for her in later issues?

    I wonder who Tony will enlist on his low-key team.

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Dec 17, 2020

    Not sure if I like Patsy and Tony hooking up, but I guess the only way to cut tension is with a penis. Aside from that possible misstep, this was a great issue. The art is great. The pacing is slower, but I enjoy the way Cantwell writes these characters.

  • 8.0
    DrTracy Dec 16, 2020

    Better than 2. Not better than 3. But moving things along.

  • 8.0
    JS3620 Feb 23, 2021

    This was interesting. Tony and Patsy doing the deed just felt to sudden and out of place for me. Their conversation before that moment was a nice touch as they tell one another’s problems with their lives. The characterization of Korvac was still going strong with this issue. But how and when exactly did he capture Rhodey? Also there’s a surprise at the end and it has something to do with the guy Tony lost to in that race from the first issue. The pacing as a bit slower than the previous entries and there’s just so many details left unexplained. Regardless, this issue provided a great setup for what’s to come.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 26, 2021

    Korvac grinds ahead on his "ascend to godhood" plan, having captured Rhodey in between issues. Meanwhile, Tony and Patsy are too busy resolving their weakly-foreshadowed sexual tension to make much progress against the baddy. I still like this volume's storytelling, but I begin to doubt the quality of the actual content being conveyed.

    It is extremely hard for an author to predict how many plot-dots a reader will be comfortable connecting on her own and I think this issue edged past the line for me.

    Also, big tone shift: Note how we went from tons of Tony monologue to NONE in this issue? Feels like an over-correction at best.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Dec 19, 2020

    It's enjoyable, has great dialogue and the art is fantastic but I'm not sure why I'm not 100% invested in this Korvac plot. We'll see where Cantwell goes.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Dec 21, 2020

    Ehh. This series needs to get going. I like the idea of what this series is trying to be but the execution seems off. Half the issues have been him and Patsy just talking. Its becoming over redundant instead of making the villain seem really important.

  • 6.0
    the_comic_book_club Dec 21, 2020

    Iron Man
    Volume: 6, Issue: 4 LGY: 629
    “The Man with the Golden Arms”

    Publisher: @marvel
    Writer: @ifyoucantwell
    Artist: @cafucomic
    Colorist: @fgdcolor
    Cover: @thealexrossart
    Letterer: @joecaramagna

    Tony Stark and Hellcat have made their way to Oklahoma to check in on his new investment. It’s a new endeavor that is used to capture lighting as an energy source. However, his new partner and the brains of the operation, Fuller Tielhard, has reveled that he is really the cosmic force known as Korvac. He has recently been reborn into a new Android body. Following a battle with Korvac, Tony and Hellcat were knocked out by his new electrical power that Tony funded.

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