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Iron Man: Armor Wars

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A book by David Michelinie

Millionaire industrialist Tony Stark is an inventive genius who has dedicated all of his enormous financial and intellectual resources to a single guiding principle: the creation of technology for the betterment of humanity. Stark's greatest creation … see full wiki

Author: David Michelinie
Genre: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Marvel Comics
1 review about Iron Man: Armor Wars

Not as good as it thinks it is

  • Jul 6, 2010
Set up to be an epic tale, Armor Wars falls short. For one thing, there's little here beyond a series of iron-on-iron fights that Iron Man ultimately -- and often very easily -- wins. It grows tiresome fairly quickly. Also, one wonders -- if it's so easy for the hero to find and subdue these various armor-powered bad guys -- why he didn't do it sooner.

Besides, since Tony Stark in his civilian identity as a defense contractor sold the technology to the government, he actually does cross the line and become a crook when he takes it back, causing untold damage and injury in the process. Of course, you just know Stark is going to find a way to escape any kind of real penalty for his wrongs.

A lot of folks point to this episode as a thrilling climax in Iron Man's ongoing storyline, but it falls flat for me. The battles are monotonous, Stark's tortured inner monologue -- often recited ad nauseum to chum Jim Rhodes just so readers can be reminded every few pages why he's doing this -- is tedious, and the lack of any real consequence for his crimes is disappointing.

by Tom Knapp, the Rambles. NET guy

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