Monday, January 30, 2017

Infamous Iron Man #4 Review - Marvel Monday

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Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Review by: Josh Vermillion

So far this has been an up and down series for me. Issues 1 and 3 were fun, but I didn’t really like #2. I still don’t really know where Bendis is taking Doom in this series, but as long as I get a second fun issue in a row I’ll be happy. So let’s check out Infamous Iron Man #4 and see if I come out of this issue a happy man.

After scaring the hell out of everyone on the SHIELD helicarrier just to talk to Director Hill, Doom heads off to his former kingdom, Latveria, to find it in shambles. The locals mistake him for Tony Stark, and attack him with the Doombots. They are nothing for the real Doom and he dispatches of them without taking a scratch.

Finally, he reveals himself to be Victor Von Doom and demands to speak with General Karadick. He blames Karadick for letting the place fall apart and being a corrupt military leader. He demands that Karadick fix the situation in his absence. His rant gets cut off a little early when he discovers someone is inside his castle.

He goes up to see what’s going on and finds The Thing with pieces of rock chipped all over the place. His final words would make Dancing Mike proud: “Hello, Mother.” And… that’s it. Nothing much happens as this book ends up being pure setup.

Although the art got better as the issue went along, everything was so dark and hard to see. I have been coming around on Maleev’s pencils the last few months, but this one took a big step back in my mind. If you’re reading this series, you could probably skip this issue entirely and not miss anything leading up to #5.

Bits and Pieces:

Well, I was hoping for better than that. Nothing really happens this entire issue as it falls victim to being the 4th issue in the arc, so entirely setup. It’s still fun to see Doom as a “good guy,” but I would like to move the story forward a little bit.


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