Tony Stark: Iron Man #5

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Lim, Gang Hyuk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 17
6.5Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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20/20 VISION!
•  The future has arrived!
•  The return of Tony Stark's smarter brother, Arno.
•  A classic Iron Man villain reappears.
•  And a new alliance is forged that will plague Shell-Head for years to come.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Timothy Quail Nov 1, 2018

    Despite the changes in the art, I could not recommend this book enough. The story is just so much fun. It is rare you pick up a comic that all three acts of a story are perfectly displayed, in roughly twenty pages. If you know nothing about Arno Stark, it won't matter at all. He will be a character you understand and appreciate by the time you put this book down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    Slott shifts the focus away from Tony and the issues at Stark Unlimited and devotes some time to creating an intriguing character in Arno Stark. There are layers to this character and when the reader discovers the questionable things that he does in the course of his mission, it adds additional drama to the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Nov 8, 2018

    Tony Stark Iron Man #5 is a great quality of intensity to the Self-Made Man storyline. Arno Stark, super-genius with the perfect vision of the task on hand. However, be careful as his sweet goodies may leave a dirty sour taste. Great read! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis Nov 1, 2018

    Despite my enjoyment of the previous free-wheeling issues with Tony, Slott effectively takes us down a darker path that doesn't sacrifice quality and adds another layer of complexity to an already great series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Nov 11, 2018

    Surprisingly enough, Tony Stark: Iron Man is still engaging to read and taking us to places we have never been with the Iron Man mythos. Hats off to the art team, nothing groundbreaking but at least a few chilling panels in there toward the end that really give you an idea where Arno's head is these days. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 31, 2018

    What this issue does have in common with prior installments is an overall sense of messiness, now with an unnecessary factor of poorly considered ethics. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 3, 2018

    An entire issue dedicated to introducing an insufferably boring villain to the otherwise stellar Iron Man comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 3, 2018

    Really enjoyed this, despite not being much of a fan of Arno Stark or that entire premise. This issue makes note of that, but focuses on what Arno's doing now (something that Bendis outright ignored, even though he used the character...) and what Arno's doing now is interesting. He's got an odd ethics to him. This issue is much more in line with what we were promised when the series was announced, which was a darker take on technology and futurism a la Black Mirror. So if this is just a brief look into what this series is heading towards, I'm down for that.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Nov 12, 2018

    Arno is back.

    It looks like he took a page out of his brother's book and "hacked" his body, so he no longer needs to use his iron lung or sleep for that matter.

    He goes around the world performing "miracles" that sometimes end up being a form of some sinister punishment for misdeeds. I'm sure that the violinist didn't ask for this kind of help.
    And then he dines with his brother's competition.

    I see a new villain rising, one that the Iron Man might not see coming.

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Nov 1, 2018

    While the art is enjoyable and this is a good story, makes me wonder about the overall Iron Man story. Does Dan Slott even have a long game for this comic or is he just playing from issue to issue. Is the current storyl arc complete? Because this issue feels unnecessary right now. Yes it is a good story but the comic just feels like all the issues could easily be one shots

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Nov 3, 2018

    THE GOOD:

    -I liked the art in this issue. It did a very good job of not distracting from one artist to another between issues, and told the story well visually.

    -The arm thing was weird but pretty effective. I ended up liking it more than I thought I would.

    -Same goes for the cattle.

    -I liked the way this issue was framed with Arnold writing letters to Tony. A solid way to end the issue as well.

    -This issue did a great job of exploring the mindset of Arnold Stark. Its just a shame this issue wasn't a one-shot or annual, rather than break up the nice story that the first four issues had going.

    THE BAD:

    -I'm never been a fan of when a series completely drops its ti more

  • 4.0
    SloboSOY Nov 3, 2018

    Not what I expected at all ... Where is team Tony. I didn't even know arno beside the Iron Man 2020 story with Spider-man.
    And if this wasn't a bad writing, the story is really dark. I close the book disliking Arno.

    Cover - At first I see Doom with a Symbiot armor (Because this armor isn't the 2020), but now I understand this is Arno.
    No really related because we never see a armor in this issue. But very beautiful. 1/2
    Writing - If I don't like Arno, I find this a interesting construction of a deranged character. And I understand some of his choice, but man he's cold. 2/3
    Arts - The art have some Medina look, some Nauck look too. But in less good. 2/3
    Feeling - The first Issue I didn't like. 0/2

  • 2.0
    daddyT Nov 6, 2018

    yep. mutated cows for dinner. and no Tony Stark.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 2.
    -1 because: the art was distractingly bad.
    -2 because: mutated cows with hive brains for dinner
    -1 because: Tony isn't even in the book

  • 1.0
    Yeezy Nov 5, 2018

    Why is Arno Stark an evil brother now?

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