Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 48
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Valerio Schiti (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) as they propel the ultimate Self-Made Hero to new heights of inventiveness!
Tony Stark is Iron Man. The future is now. Strap in!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 21, 2018

    It's a fresh, fun start to the newseries, and awelcome return to basics for the Armored Avenger, who meshes nicely with his film counterpart. Finally! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 20, 2018

    This is a great first issue that establishes something fun and interesting for Tony and Iron Man going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Duncan Jul 2, 2018

    Slott and his creative team capture the energy and voice of Tony Stark and the Iron Man idea persona. This issue uses tropes that made the first Iron Man film great. The art is kinetic and vibrant much like the title character. The style allows the story consistently flowing at a face pace. Slotts reputation could only guild on the success of this first issue to be a tremendously successful arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 20, 2018

    This comic, despite its nearly prohibitive price tag, is a wonderful introduction to Tony Stark, Iron Man, Stark Unlimited, and Dan Slott's tenure on one of Marvel's most recognizable properties. It offers a little more for readers more versed with Iron Man's mythology prior to this issue, but there's plenty here for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 21, 2018

    Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 is a fun, easy entry-point to the Iron Man universe for any reader, no matter their familiarity with the recent workings of Marvel. Schiti and Delgado are an excellent artistic team whose vibrant work mesh perfectly with the more comedic aspects of Slott’s script, and collectively, this team has created a debut issue that feels incredibly welcoming, especially in a comics landscape that has churned through seemingly innumerable reboots and renumberings in the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 19, 2018

    A strong first issue revealing a fun and inventive series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jun 26, 2018

    Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 has everything you would ever want in an Iron Man comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jun 22, 2018

    Final Verdict: 8.8 " What if Willy Wonka made robots instead of chocolate? It would look something like this delightful first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - William Quick Jul 7, 2018

    This brand new introduction to the world of Tony Stark is off to a phenomenal start! Though this is just beginning, I can see the new Stark team introducing grand adventures to readers. Tony himself is back to a more likable state and the RDJ-like attitude appeals to old and new readers alike. I'm excited to see what this brand new run has in store for readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Jun 21, 2018

    This is an amazing jumping on point for people who want a little more Tony in their souls, and just all around a fun romp in some yellow and gold armor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 23, 2018

    The debut issue of Dan Slott's Iron Man comic is a lot of fun and full of creative energy. Definitely a lot of potential in this relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 23, 2018

    Wild ideas, fast pacing and a whirlwind of changes actually camoflages a return to old-school Iron Man, and it all comes together with style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jun 28, 2018

    Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 is a good, if not great, issue but it still holds plenty of promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 24, 2018

    A solid introduction to this character and his supporting cast. It does mold the comic book character into the film persona a little too often, but this is obviously being done to attract and keep new readers. Old time readers will find plenty to enjoy, though there are instances which might skew too far to younger readers. If Marvel keeps Tony this way, they are sure to have a long run with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 21, 2018

    Big ideas and big fun were teased when Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 was announced, and I am happy to report that this debut issue makes good on both. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Jun 19, 2018

    Pick up Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 and turn your brain off and just enjoy the comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 20, 2018

    Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 is an entertaining but fairly shallow debut for the new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jun 22, 2018

    There are maybe a few ways in which the comic plays things a little too safe, at times " but for a first issue of a new series, after the character has been MIA for a while? That's not a bad thing; the comic can take its time and shake things up later, after re-establishing the status quo. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jun 20, 2018

    I'd give this book a solid, middle-of-the-road BROWSE. It has some fun ideas in it and decent action, though the characterization could use some work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jun 21, 2018

    At the end of the day the whole business end of the variant covers is what kept me from totally enjoying this issue, but the story is good enough enough that I am going to trash it. Lesson Learned: don't judge a book by 20 not-so good looking covers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 20, 2018

    There is a lot of potential in Tony Stark: Iron Man #1. Schiti is an undeniably great pick for the first issue, executing new concepts like a nesting doll arrangement of armors wonderfully. Slott is charming in the exact ways that fans have come to expect. His story aims big, taps into the history of Marvel, and offers plenty of jokes. The direction is unclear though, and it's difficult to understand how this presentation of Tony Stark aligns with concerns of ethics in technology, mass corporate control, and egoism. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 22, 2018

    Tony Stark " Iron Man #1 was a frustratingly disappointing read. I wanted to love this issue and I do think that Slott has some really cool concepts for this title. But, Slott's shallow story, poor character work and hellbent focus on getting out a message over delivering a quality story really hurts this title. At this point, I cannot recommend Tony Stark " Iron Man. There are too many other super hero titles on the market that offer a superior bang for your buck. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Jul 5, 2018

    Bhang applies his operating system and even adds a little flair he got from young Tony twenty-five years ago. “And the day is saved. Thanks to…” This is some very saccharine exposition and a cliche ‘last-minute save' brought to you by an uninspiring view of a beloved and complex character. The last few panels riff off the press conference of the Jon Favreau's MCU-creating Iron Man movie, leaving off with the idea that everyone at Stark Unlimited has a hand in Iron Man's destiny. This is an awkward and sanitized comedic take on a very nuanced and layered title. Read Full Review

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