Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1
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Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Matteo Buffagni Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
6.5Critic Rating
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Oct 22, 2012

    The art, as Ive talked about above, is used to great effect. Great writers show rather than tell and great comic writer teams similarly rely on each other to accomplish this to a better effect. Matteo Buffagni uses cramped spaces to great effect; the scene in Tonys limo is messy and an effective use of space (or lack thereof) to depict his current situation. The perspective awkwardly never gets everything in either, which speaks to the unfolding story of Tony that is constantly showing what he cant see over what is obvious to him. This obliviousness to his own situation will certainly play out in later issues, and the synergy of this team can only bring this out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - vibraniumspork Oct 19, 2012

    Interestingly, from the few hints that are dropped here, Edmondson would appear to be realising Ultimate Mandarin as a more tech-orientated opponent rather than the magic-based villain we're used to in the 616. Maybe he'll be a sort of mixture of the two? Still, paired with a perfect choice of artist by the editorial team, Edmondson is utilising his considerable skills to produce an assured first entry into the Ultimate Universe, and one that holds the promise of creating an action-packed foundation for the future of the Ultimate Iron Man mythology. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 17, 2012

    Ultimate Comics: Iron Man is a flawed debut for Tony Stark's latest solo adventure. Still, as long as Edmonson continues showing a strong handle on the main character, this book will serve a purpose among Marvel's limited crop of Ultimate titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 19, 2012

    The art by Mario Buffagni, with color from Andy Troy, is clean and appropriately modern in design, old-school in its storytelling. The flashbacks made this first issue feel a bit of a slog, but if future issues emphasize forward motion, it should be a reasonable supplement to Iron Man's participation in the ongoing Ultimates series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 18, 2012

    "Ultimate Comics Iron Man" #1 is a superhero book you could hand to just about anyone. This feels like it would be perfect to slip into a teen's hand and give them ten minutes to read. Tony Stark is fun, the action is goal oriented and the conclusion makes for a very nice cliffhanger. Edmondson and Buffagni set up all the pieces they wish to play with in this mini. From the last page, it looks like they'll have a lot of fun and so will we. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 17, 2012

    I'm a bit down the middle on this issue. It's a tough call. I can tell it's a good issue, but I just couldn't find myself enjoying it or connecting to it, until the end. The scenes with Tony and his father were the stand out scenes of this issue, as well as Buffagni's art. Edmondson's slower start to this issue was solid, but it could have had a little something more to draw the reader in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Oct 19, 2012

    On the bright side, there are still three issues left, which give Edmondson at least a little time to recover. On the other hand, there are only three issues left, and it appears that the order might be three more than necessary. Read Full Review

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