Iron Man 2020 #1

Writer: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
6.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• The future is now! Artificial Intelligences presents a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel!
•  The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights!
•  And Arno Stark IS Iron Man!
PLUS! Pete Woods' main cover art will feature a 5th Color Flourescent Ink treatment!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 15, 2020

    Iron Man 2020 #1 starts with a bang, or several bangs, as it introduces most of the key players in its Robot Rebellion. The action is fast and gorgeously-illustrated, while the philosophical A.I. concerns are finally focused into a clear good-evil conflict. Though the robots are the favourites so far, the creators spread moral and ethical problems across the whole cast. While some of the combatants are more right than others, everybody's at least a little bit wrong. This event will find resolution in evolution: These characters all have to grow. And if they do, this may become a very impressive story indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 14, 2020

    This is an enjoyable first issue to a major war between man and machine. Arno Stark and his motives are outlined well here, so if you're jumping in now you'll have an easy time making sense of everything. Fans who read Tony Stark: Iron Man will be rewarded with some visuals and themes that progress well here and show us the world is changing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 18, 2020

    Whatever else may be said about his comic, it isn't your typical Iron Man book and it's sure to keep things interesting for some time to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 22, 2020

    Arno's crusade against A.I. is interesting, his clearly evil intentions are fun, and the reveal of the leader of the Robot Rebellion is more surprising than it should be. Add in impressive art, and you've got a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 15, 2020

    Pete Woods has some really good art in this issue. There are some great visual moments and the style of the art has a fluid, moving nature to it that is enjoyable to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 18, 2020

    The new main character of this comic is a real drag, but fortunately every other character and storyline in this series is far more entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jan 15, 2020

    Fantastic art but the event will leave many uncertain of how to feel of where the event is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jan 19, 2020

    Ushering in his new era of Iron Man is a very risky leap for Marvel and Dan Slott. I wasn't reading Tony Stark: Iron Man before checking out this #1 and it took me quite some time to get used to those clunky gear shoulder pads and this wild cybernetic world. Luckily, there aresome really redeemable qualities and interesting aspects of this book. Pete Woods is delivering on all futuristic fronts and Slott has already proven his ability to take a beloved character and create an exciting new platform for the hero. Prepare for a steep learning curve and buckle down for marvelous machinery as Iron Man 2020 blasts its way into this new decade. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 26, 2020

    All in all, not a bad book, per se, but still suffering from the art, the lead character and the story being far from memorable. Fetch might happen in an event tie-in collection in three or four months from now, but not this month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 23, 2020

    It feels different and fresh and rather than hitting the same old character beats, puts Arno in a challenging position from the get go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 14, 2020

    Iron Man 2020 is a book for the diehards. If you haven’t been enjoying Slott’s time on Iron Man, this probably isn’t going to win you over. It is a table-setting issue first and foremost, but I don’t think it’s really pushing the envelope in terms of the types of AI/robot rebellion stories we’ve seen before. I think this mini-event just hasn’t hit its stride yet and once the pacing gets moving, it will be more effective. But right now it feels like an attempt to get everything in order before delivering the goods. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 17, 2020

    This issue should be a pleaser for contemporary Iron Man readers, but there's a lack of the fluidity with the various parts of this story that is hard to overlook. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Jan 15, 2020

    A handful of key moments and decent art make this an okay read, but it feels like Iron Man 2020 #1 is carrying over way too much baggage from the most recent run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 16, 2020

    "Iron Man 2020" #1 is a boring, emotionally distant debut for what should be a triumphant new direction for an irreplaceable hero. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jan 16, 2020

    On the unmitigated plus side is Woods' artwork. Woods has a lot of funwith the AI elements of the storyline and finds opportunities to reallycut loose. He also has really solid character designs for Bain "thebook's most enjoyable character by a country mile " and Machine Man. The coloring pairs well with the images for a sense of fun that thewriting lacks. Read Full Review

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