Monday, May 1, 2017

Infamous Iron Man #7 Review **Spoilers** - Marvel Monday

He cleans his metal mask with gasoline Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Alex Maleev
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 26, 2017
Review by: Ryan Douglas

NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM Each month I look forward to this book. But lately every month it comes out it’s just been a tease with a cool cliffhanger. Only to wait another month to repeat the process. Bendis has set up an interesting story and has introduced cool elements. But the problem is he’ll only introduce a cool plot to not touch on again and focus more on Victor’s epiphany.

The issue opens with a cool flashback while Ben Grimm is interrogating The Wrecker on an S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. He’s come to turn himself in after escaping the beat down Doom put on several of his friends. The Wrecker begins to go into detail about the events that transpired. This shows us a bunch of D-List villains at an empty store named after Fantastic Four’s robot H.E.R.B.I.E. The Wizard is letting everyone know of Doom’s redemption and his path of picking off his old foes. The Hood and Jigsaw come to a disagreement when The Hood wants to not run and take down Doom. In the middle of The Hood’s peep talk, Doom rips out a hole in the ceiling and begins to use concussive blast on several of the villains. Seems as if he was hoping The Hood would show up. Because he attempts to trap him before The Hood can teleport away. We learn The Wrecker saw shit was going down and thought it would be best to run away from the scene. Doom takes a liking to The Wreckers decision allowing him to get away only if he will change his ways.
Later that night Ben Grimm walks into his apartment to find Victor sitting in the dark eating a meal. It seems every week Victor has to pay an awkward visit to everyone. Because we get more of Victor’s epiphany story as he explains to Ben Grimm he plans to make things right. Ben still isn’t buying it and won’t let Victor win his respect that easy. After Victor suits up and leaves the apartment. The issue ends when Ben returns back into his apartment and sitting across the table is Reed Richards?

When I finished reading this issue I was left with much disappoint. These past several issues have all felt the same. Feels like we’re getting the same scenes with cool things occurring. But we aren’t getting answers and he continues to hold these interesting plot points over our head. The dialogue between Victor and Ben I felt was strong and well written. I’m crossing my fingers things move forward next issue. This a slow burn I’m starting to lose interest in. That sucks to say cause there’s so much potential in this title. My worries are that he may stretch out throughout Secret Empire. If that’s the case I’ll be jumping off this title very soon. I wish it was explained if this title sync’s up with Bendis’ Invincible Iron Man. We’ve seen nuggets now of both characters in each others title. There are some continuity issues I’m confused about between both books.

Alex Maleev and Matt Hollingsworth are doing an amazing job with the artwork. The collaboration between the two helps the overall feel of the story.

Bits and Pieces:

This is a slow burn that may become uninteresting and dull very soon. Just more of what we’ve seen previously with another huge cliffhanger. Only time will if Bendis can deliver on the cool story he continues to set up.  The art continues to be some of my favorite coming out of Marvel.



  1. Isn't this the second time it's went to this cliffhanger? I'm banking on boring answer.

  2. Haha yep! My fingers are loosely crossed there will be a rewarding payoff.