Monday, February 27, 2017

Infamous Iron Man #5 - Marvel Monday

Victor Von Brood

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 22, 2017
Review by: Josh Vermillion

This issue has truly been a roller coaster ride. Up on issues 1 and 3, down on 2 and 4. The concept still intrigues the hell out of me, but I want to find out more about Victor Von Doom than what Bendis has been giving us. My hope heading into this issue was that it would continue the trend and be as good as the other odd numbered issues. Let’s check it out and see if that happened.

I’ll just let you know right now that if you like a lot of action, maybe skip this issue. There is an awful lot of standing around talking about the events that occurred in between issues, and not really moving forward in the story much.

To start off, Ben Grimm wakes up on the SHIELD Helicarrier and tells Maria Hill what he remembers from his time in Doom’s castle in Latveria. Basically, Doom’s mother was attacking him when the Infamous Iron Man showed up and saved his life. Victor doesn’t believe that this is his mother, so he fires off a few spells that she easily blocks. She tells him that she finally decided to talk to him because she’s finally proud of him. *Collective awww*

SHIELD agents show up in Amara Perrera’s office, but she doesn’t tell them anything about Doom. Instead, Victor shows up after they leave to tell her the rest of the story. Doom and his mother use some more magic on each other, but she leaves when she realizes that she isn’t accomplishing anything at the moment. The issue ends with her watching her son fly away with none other than Reed Richards. Gasp!

After a down issue last month, I thought Alex Maleev’s art was back to the level I’m used to. His pencils and Matt Hollingsworth’s colors were the saving grace of this book for me. I’m still interested in what is going on, but I need to get some quicker progression in this story.

Bits and Pieces:

While I really enjoyed the art and the cliffhanger was intriguing enough, this is still such a slow burn story that I’m afraid my interest is going to fade away before anything happens. Hopefully the character introduced in the end spices up this story in the coming months.


1 comment:

  1. I've been loving this series so far it came off on a slow start between the first and second issue but it has been really picking up and I am starting to really get interested in the story and the character I felt like the score was a little low.