Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #28

Writer: Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 16, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Tony Stark is losing his mind and his freedom. Maya Hansen is becoming a pawn in the Mandarin's genocidal game. And the leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D. are under house arrest, unable to take any action.

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 16, 2008

    Action, suspense, satisfying conclusion to a long running storyarc and lots or wiggle room for any fall out or follow up to the events. Not much to complain about here. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 16, 2008

    I've read a lot of comics this week, and I have no qualms in saying that Iron Man #28 is the best of them. I hope that statement is enough to convince more people to run out and buy the trades. With so much focus on Iron Man the superhero this spring, I fear the Knauf's vision of Iron Man as a scientist, a politician, and a darned cool secret agent may be numbered. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Apr 20, 2008

    Iron Man #28 was an excellent read and a phenomenal ending to an impressive story arc. Iron Man is another title that I can't urge people enough to run out and go purchase. This is an unbelievably well written title that will appeal to a wide range of comic book readers. Only fans of mindless action themed comic books will fail to find this title an interesting read. I highly recommend getting the trade paperback of Ellis' run on this title and the Knaufs' previous story arcs. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Apr 19, 2008

    If you've been following this book for the past year or so, prepare for a very gratifying conclusion. For the rest of you waiting to jump on, wait till next month when we'll most likely get a Secret Invasion related story. Or, you could pick up this issue for the buttkicking alone. Either way, it's a win-win situation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Apr 15, 2008

    In the end, this is a good conclusion to a story that may have gone on a little too long. Or maybe it just seemed that way since it took a while for the actual threat to be revealed. Yeah, that's probably it. If the overall storyline had been trimmed back a little, this might have really knocked it out of the park, but as it is, my enjoyment was tempered by relief that it was finally over. That, coupled with a few narrative problems and a glitch or two in the art, keep this from being an exceptional comic. But it's still pretty damn good, and much better than a lot of the stuff on the shelves week in and out. You know, the stuff you're reading when you should be reading this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 7, 2008

    I have finally figured out who de la Torres work reminded me off in this issue. With his rendering of the Silver Centurion Iron Man armour, which is more muscular and less mecha-like, posing abilities and excellent anatomic renderings of de la Torre seem inspired by Neal Adams. Just look at how his characters twist and turn as if their bodies were tortuous masses that really occupied the 3D space they depict. The inking may mask the more traditional comic book style of the artist, but a scene with good fashion super heroics doesnt. Im not complaining. Read Full Review

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