King In Black: Iron Man/Doom #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 30, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 17
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Iron Man has risked everything to save Eddie Brock, but now he's left with nothing but guilt. As longtime 'frenemy' Doctor Doom shows up with both counseling words and ulterior motives, they'lll be forced to battle an all-too-familiar specter of the holiday season-albeit one now twisted and controlled by the recent invasion of Earth by the symbiote homeworld. As Iron Man and Doom fight as temporary allies, their unexpected encounter both with each other and a horrifying inversion of yuletide joy may ultimately reveal to them the true meaning of Knull-mas.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 30, 2020

    King In Black: Iron Man/Doom #1 is a great holiday-themed one-shot. For better or worse it doesn't tie into King in Black too deeply so anyone can enjoy this. Come for the well-written dialogue and great personalities of Iron Man and Dr. Doom, but stay for the wacky adventure that only comics can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 30, 2020

    When all is said and done, Iron Man/Doctor Doom #1 delivers an interesting story that challenges its protagonists both mentally and physically. The art is top-notch, and the extra effort given to its presentation makes it shine right down to the last panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Harvey Moreno Jan 3, 2021

    It is refreshing to see that Marvel has learned their lesson by making the King in Black tie-ins relevant without being essential. King In Black: Iron Man/Doom #1 is one you should tie into your collection. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Dec 30, 2020

    A great holiday spin-off to an otherwise dark event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Jan 23, 2021

    This is a nice one-off combining half of each of the greatest Iron Man creative teams of the 21st century for something really fun. It might have little in the way of impact on The King In Black event as a whole, but who really cares when you have Doctor Doom and Iron Man saving Christmas in what can be considered the purest and best form of comic book nonsense. It is a fun read if you love either character, and gives two people who have shown the best of what Iron Man can be a chance to collaborate. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 5, 2021

    The theme of an evil Santa did not mesh well with Tony Stark trying to overcome his grief over the death of Eddie Brock. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 30, 2020

    With a more expressive artist to elevate the material, Iron Man/Doctor Doom #1 potentially could have been a must-read, especially for a between-holidays, fifth week one-off. But unless you're a completionist for either character, or you're looking to read every entry of the King in Black event, you can probably skip this one, or wait until next Christmas when it's on Marvel Unlimited. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 30, 2020

    King in Black: Iron Man/Doctor Doom aspires to the odd traditional team-up of these characters, but is burdened by far too many ideas to execute any one of them well. Leave it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 3, 2021

    Two billionaire geniuses take on the spirit of Christmas. No, it's not the true life story of the Koch brothers, it's somehow worse. Read Full Review

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