Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #23

Writer: Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2007 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
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Haunted part 3 of 6
Plagued by the ghosts of his past, Iron Man continues his investigation into the tragedy in Omaha despite being pressured by the Commission on Superhuman Activities to close the case. But troubling questions remain unanswered. Who is really behind Gadget's murder, and what marked her for death? The only witness is a madman named Graviton.

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 31, 2007

    I usually describe this book as one that people should check out and see if it's for them. However, with this month's issue, I had to upgrade it to a Must Read. Everything is just clicking with it. With the Mandarin plot in full effect and all the Initiative related goodness with Tony as Director of SHIELD, you're missing out on a great comic if you pass book up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Nov 9, 2007

    Iron Man #23 continues to be one of the best reads on the market. The Knaufs show no signs of slowing up on this title. They just keep getting better and better with each issue. If you haven't given this title a try then you should really do so. Don't believe the hype that other writers fed you during and after Civil War. The Knaufs have made Tony Stark one of Marvel's most intriguing characters. And the Knaufs don't approach this title like a traditional Sci Fi comic book like so many past writers have. Instead, you get a more artistic and strange take on the Golden Avenger than I have ever seen before. If you enjoy strong writing, complex plotlines and well placed action then you will enjoy Iron Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Oct 31, 2007

    After being led to believe that Tony Stark essentially wielded absolute power as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., we are suddenly shown that he is actually beholden to a committee that's even above him. Such a radical change in the perceived power structure would have been easier to swallow if it weren't for the fact that is shown to be completely unnecessary, since the plot would have arrived at the same destination regardless of this addition. The Knaufs also continue to slow build the Mandarin's storyline. The problem is that his story has lost all the momentum it had when he was originally reintroduced. Also, the fact that he's maneuvering under the guise of a high-ranking industrialist brings obvious comparisons to the Red Skull's situation in Captain America, and you're pretty much going to lose every time when compared to that title. Still, if Iron Man can reach some of the potential it's showing in this arc, this series could start being called a poor man's Captain America, which Read Full Review

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