Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #26

Writer: Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

All paths have led to this: the inevitable showdown between Iron Man and the Mandarin!
As the man behind the mask, Tony Stark's life has hit rock bottom. His plans for the super hero Initiative have hit a tragic snag. His former flame, believed dead, is being manipulated by one of his deadliest enemies. Even to his strongest allies, Stark appears to be descending into a mental breakdown while everything around him swirls out of control. Now, with the lives of millions hanging in the balance, Iron Man must fight his way out of the darkness and prevent the Mandarin from releasing a plague that would change humanity as we more

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 20, 2008

    I've only recently started following Iron Man back around the end of Civil War and it has continually improved every month and everything the Knauf's have been building to really paid off here. The only thing I'm worried about is how they will ever top this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 20, 2008

    Though this issue suffers from a small handful of comic book cliches (it can't quite be helped when the hero/villain showdown occurs) and a lousy, forced cliffhanger ending, I still highly enjoyed my Iron Man experience this month. Get your kicks in now, because there's no telling ho much longer the book will actually be around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 22, 2008

    As far as art goes this is Roberto De La Torre's best Iron Man work to date. He and colorist, Dean White hit a homerun are pure magic together. De La Torre really knows where to put the camera. His angles give the art so much more expression and drama. I'd really, really love to have the double-page splash they did in this issue made into a poster. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Feb 19, 2008

    Great art. Satisfying story. Continuity makes no sense. Read Full Review

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