Ironheart #2

Writer: Eve Ewing Artist: Luciano Vecchio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
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Ironheart is caught between her need for independence and her obligations at M.I.T., and when an old friend is kidnapped, she needs to make some tough decisions. Luckily, she's got a brand-new A.I. system on her side!
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  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jan 16, 2019

    Ewing and company are a perfect fit to capture the nuance of who Riri is as a character, and it's thrilling to think of where this series could go next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Victoria Hennings Jan 17, 2019

    Riri's life feels authentically dysfunctional in all the right ways. I want to watch her grow and learn. I can already tell that this is a character who will logic her way into my brain and teach me something about myself while she's there. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 16, 2019

    Luciano Vechhios art is brilliant, beautiful and vibrant. There are so many great panels and pages throughout and I would love to see him take on a huge splash page fight scene with Ironheart at the center. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 25, 2019

    Ironheart continues to excel in an enjoyable second issue that makes the most out of a character-centric approach to Riri Williams. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Jan 16, 2019

    As a superhero moniker, Ironheart bears almost no relation to Ironman. Riri's heart isn't made out of the metallic materials of an Ironman suit. Yet, her heart is as sturdy as they come. Even though MIT represents a unique opportunity for her to "transcend" her circumstances, she keeps the people of Chicago in mind constantly and works to establish her heroics in the hood from which she hails without much fanfare or overwrought reflexivity. One of the masterstrokes of this Ironheart arc is that Riri tends to focus on systems over situations and she tends to think about social structures more than individual bad behavior. In short, she is the kind of hero our real world needs right now. Riri cares about Chicago and in the world of Ironheart that makes her more of a hero than any of the super suit tech that she designs and invents for herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 16, 2019

    Ironheart #2 was an excellent transition from the debut issue. So far this book is giving us exactly what we need from a developing young hero. This story has direction, heart (no pun intended), and it has a genuine call to action. To keep up with this quality work, this creative team just needs to continue striking that balance between character development, story progression, and everything else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 16, 2019

    In Ironheart #2, an onslaught of challenges keeps Riri hopping. This issue does an excellent job of telling her story clearly (and beautifully!) while also using it as a tool to explore her character. There are still plenty of uncertainties (and a few of them might be unintentional), but #2 assures us that learning more is going to be a blast. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Jan 17, 2019

    IRONHEART #2 did well with establishing Riri's new mission and teasing the reader with two strangers that could be from "The Ten." However, the story had many details missing. The flashback art was the best part of this issue, while the present day art remains consistent but boring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 16, 2019

    There's plenty here to prove the character has a rich future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 15, 2019

    Ironheart is some solid superhero storytelling, and one that looks to be getting better with each new installment. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 21, 2019

    This series is off to a slower start than I hoped and it really needs some focus. Eve Ewing has Riri jumping from scene to scene and a lot of times, it feels as if there was something missing in the process. I love Luciano Vecchios art, but I need more here to keep going forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 19, 2019

    Everyone involved made a perfectly adequate comic, but the story is all over the place and has very little to do with Ironheart as a character. This is generic superhero comics when it could be so much more unique and special. Read Full Review

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