Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #25

Writer: Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf Artist: Rob De La Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2008 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Time is running out for humanity. Tony Stark, discredited, humiliated and stripped of his command, struggles to uncover a diabolical plot that could spell the end of mankind. Betrayed by his peers, isolated by his obsessions, Stark finds that his only allies are the demons of his past and, hamstrung by obsolete technology, Iron Man is confronted by his archenemy, The Mandarin.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jan 22, 2008

    Iron Man is one of Marvels best titles, on par with Captain America. This title keeps getting better and better with every issue and with the coming Skrull Invasion, this title should be getting even more intense. Because this is an advance review, I cant really call this issue my Pick of the Week; however, I will say that this is one issue you should not leave your comic store without. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 23, 2008

    The entire issue built to an explosive ending as the Mandarin reveals his ultimate plans for the Extremis and Tony learns he's been the one pulling the strings all along. Previews for next issue look amazing with the fight between Tony, in classic armour, and the Mandarin finally happening. Honestly cannot wait for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 23, 2008

    As per usual when Roberto de la Torre handles the art for this series, I'm impressed by the level of detail and atmosphere, yet also underwhelmed by the action sequences. De la Torre's strengths lie in facial work more than body gestures - not such a good thing for a superhero series. The action is kept to a minimum, however, so I really don't have many complaints this month. In the end, it's another month, another solid effort from the Iron Man crew. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 19, 2008

    The bonus stuff we get at the end of the issue is a nice touch, but not necessarily needed. We get a fun trip down memory lane as Bob Layton discusses the past revisions of Iron Man's suits. Then there's an excellent reprinting of Iron Man's first appearace from Tales of Suspense #39 – always a gem. Lastly, we're treated to a preview of Iron Man: Viva Las Begas #1 by Jon Favreau and Adi Granov! Sure, this issue's a bit more expensive, but I think the bonuses justify the extra dollar. Plus it's issue #25. Did you expect anything less from a milestone issue? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 28, 2008

    Iron Man #25 is another absolute gem. The Knaufs continue to provide some of the best writing that Marvel has to offer. It is a shame that so many readers may never give Iron Man a chance given that Marvel has done their best to make Tony look like a dickhead on just about every comic book outside of Iron Man. I definitely encourage you to give Iron Man a try. This is certainly one of the best written comic books on the market and well worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jon Judy Jan 26, 2008

    So I spent a dollar extra to get content I could have found elsewhere for free and to read ads for some upcoming projects, and spent three dollars on a story that did little but kill time before the showdown. Learn from my mistake, folks: Leave this issue on the rack. Read Full Review

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