Iron Man #8

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Angel Unzueta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 27
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Tony Stark has vanished in the middle of outer space, and his friends are moments away from death at Korvac's hands. It's up to a shell-shocked Hellcat to dig deep into her mind with the help of old friend and psychic mentor Moondragon, who reaches across the universe to help Patsy reclaim the once-powerful mental abilities she left behind. But to reignite those powers, Hellcat is going to have to face some pretty frightening demons in her past...one of them literally the Son of Satan himself.

Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Apr 14, 2021

    Yes, this Iron Man issue might not actually have Iron Man in it"but it still proves to be one of the most stellar installments this run has had thus far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Apr 21, 2021

    This is just a phenomenal single issue and I honestly recommend those who have struggled with some of the issues Ive mentioned above read this. This issue tackles a difficult subject matter, but does so in a way that keeps a sense of hope, and thats one of this books true strengths. Pick this one up. Its something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 14, 2021

    Unzueta delivers some impressive art throughout the issue. The characters look amazing and the details in the art are fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 14, 2021

    Iron Man #8 continues to develop Patty Walker in interesting ways, moving the plot forward just enough to keep things moving along. Readers might be surprised Hellcat has taken over their Iron Man book, but given how important she is to this story and to Iron Man it continues to improve upon a great story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Apr 15, 2021

    Iron Man #8 is pretty much skippable for anyone who's not interested in Hellcat, or at least how Christopher Cantwell writes her. This issue is basically her story. As usual, the art and colors are great. Meanwhile, the story is okay but could be potentially divisive because of its subject matter. The overarching story with Korvac doesn't exactly move forward that much and will start up again in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comic Watch - Bailey Simone Apr 16, 2021

    Im severely disappointed with the direction this book has gone. Issue one had me so excited to hang out in the new, stripped down, gritty world of people-level Tony Stark. What weve got now by issue eight, is a boring, shallow romp through space with Frog-Man, I guess. But hey, theres always next arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 17, 2021

    Not much story progression in this issue, just a trip down memory lane for Patsy Walker. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Apr 14, 2021

    Christopher Cantwell shifts the focus entirely on Patsy Walker, and while her fans may appreciate it, it was a miss for me. Stories focusing on mental health are challenging since we all have different experiences, but this felt rushed and oversimplified. Besides that, it didn't progress the overall plot much, and as Patsy said herself, “Where the Hell is Tony?” Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    DDJamesB Apr 15, 2021

    I can't say I really liked any of this, except the art which wasnt even CAFU but, a pretty good stand in. I always try to be positive with my reviews and I honestly dont give low scores too often but this was a dud. If this arc doesnt have a decent ending I'm off this series.

  • 10
    Psycamorean Apr 23, 2021

    This issue didn't have Tony Stark in it at all! Despite this, I still enjoyed it. In fact, it's probably my favorite issue of the run so far. What can I say? When you see that little blurb about the suicide hotline at the end of an issue, you know it's going to be good. The art was certainly different, but they did their best to maintain the tone and look of CAFU's art. I'm glad because I was really worried about the art element. And I guess I should address people who think Christopher Cantwell is just trying to write a Hellcat book under the guise of an Iron Man book... That's not how comics work. You don't pitch for an Iron Man book and make it about Hellcat. And if you play that 4D chess of pretending it's an Iron Man book until you get more

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    I quite enjoyed the Journey to the Centre of the Patsy.

  • 9.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Apr 18, 2021

    Another great issue. The art is gorgeous, MoonDragon was running shit like this was GOTG and Hellcat did a demonstration of inner/shadow work in such a simplified manner, anyone reading this should put their spiritual coach back on the unemployment line. This just needed more than one panel of Misty Knight though. Because let's be real as far as bionic arms go, Bucky can stick his where the sun don't shine in comparison to the Hero For Hire / Daughter of Liberty looking like she came off the set of a Roy Ayers scored joint. How can such good come from a book without one panel featuring the the titluar character? This is how :
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  • 9.0
    Briton Apr 18, 2021

    Really enjoying this run, and let's face it. Patsy Walker is a much more interesting character than Tony Stark.

  • 8.5
    MainManDan Apr 14, 2021

    It took Patsy to the end to answer the question playing on my mind "where the hell is Tony?"

    Art was beautiful as always. The colours used in Hellcat's high school felt vibrant and youthful.

    This was pretty good, my gripe is Hellcat shouldn't have a entire issue focus on her. Pepper, Rhodey or even Halycon that's cool since they're his support cast. Not another superhero 

  • 7.5
    huz Apr 15, 2021

    "Where the hell is Tony"

    This was more of a Hellcat issue, since Iron Man doesn't actually appear in it. Which is fine I guess since she's Tony's main supporting character in this book.

    The plot didn't really advance much, it was mostly exposition of Hellcat's history and her learning to overcome trauma. But if she's gonna be a main character in Cantwell's Iron Man, I guess it's ok to have an issue like this.

    Also worth noting, Angel Unzueta did a solid job filling in for Cafu.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 24, 2021

    Cantwell's doing a stealth Hellcat book in this one, and I'm fine with that. Not sure whether this was needed for the full issue, but it was a good read.

  • 7.5
    Ben Reilly May 29, 2021

    REVIEW OF THIS ISSUE: To me, this is the least engaging issue of the series yet. There's little to no advancement to the story. However, not only is the fill-in artist a worthy choice after the brilliance of Cafu, but the underlying message of mental health as reflected on this Hellcat-centered issue was nice. As someone who takes the mental health of others very seriously, this issue was worth the time and money put into it. If you only care about the Tony vs Korvac conflict, you *could* skip this issue. However, Hellcat is a significant supporting cast member of the run, so I would give it a read.

    REVIEW OF THIS SERIES SO FAR: This is the best Iron Man I have read since Matt Fraction and the most excited I've been about anythin more

  • 7.0
    Alloy Press May 6, 2021

    Average comic.. not great...this arc is more complex then it really needs to be too many subplots and characters going on for me. The thing I really enjoyed about this title are starting to slip away.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 18, 2021

    Tony enjoys a bye month and Patsy goes on a voyage of psychic self-discovery while the rest of the cast acts out a feeble knockoff of the Millennium Falcon space battle* from the original Star Wars. The guest art is stiff and the dialogue is awash in cliches. Still, I love Patsy Walker nearly as much as Mr. Cantwell does, so the basic psychological insights into her character delivered a fair amount of reading satisfaction.

    * I'm genuinely surprised that nobody told the Scarlet Spider not to get cocky.

  • 3.5
    Merlyn Apr 14, 2021

    This was very bad, good idea, awful execution. Also no Cafu which is a clear minus though the artist did an okay job. Don't let yourself be deceived by the cover, Iron Man doesn't appear at all in this book because Cantwell is actually trying to sell a Hellcat book under a more succesful name.

  • 10
    mangaZZZZZ May 31, 2021

  • 9.5
    maelstron Apr 16, 2021

  • 9.5
    wesshamu May 31, 2021

  • 9.0
    Radar Apr 19, 2021

  • 8.5
    Grifter Apr 16, 2021

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 14, 2021

  • 8.0
    husbandoTodd Jun 10, 2021

  • 8.0
    DrTracy Jul 20, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 17, 2021

  • 7.5
    Stormwrath Apr 17, 2021

  • 7.0
    jmprados May 7, 2021

  • 7.0
    27danjel Jul 2, 2021

  • 6.5
    Mout Jul 16, 2021

  • 5.0
    Nicetrylaoche Apr 14, 2021

  • 1.0
    wing81 May 19, 2021

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