A helicopter flies above a train and a couple of guys jump out and train go boom.The guys then began shining blue light onto the train car.
Iron Man shows up, saves some guy, then stops the train by letting it hit him.
He catches the guys in the helicopter and away as it splodes.
Cut away and there’s a guy working in a garage with a girl and some rich guy in a suit gets out of a limo and talks to him.
Then, Robert Downey, Jr. gets out of a limo and stands on a podium and talks. Back in the limo, RDJ checks out a blue hologram ala Star Wars and looks at a coin.
The garage guy and girl talk for awhile until she gets in her pickup a gets out of there.
The garage guy sees a crash on a television.
A guy is working out a punching bag until a guy shoots the chain that is holding the bag up.
Cut back to some shots of Iron Man doing stuff? Then he robs a truck or something? Then his armor starts to spark... I don’t know.
What’s on the cover?
Tony Stark is reenacting the scene in Empire where Darth Vader puts on his helmet. I can confirm that this must have happened somewhere in the book off screen.
How’s the pictures?
The art is good. I honestly don’t have much to say about it. It’s almost too “perfect.” The lines and imagery is exactly what you would expect from a comic. That is good and also kinda flat. The whole thing seems like its phoned in, much like this review.
What really happened?
It’s an origin story of Iron Man, throwing in a long lost love/business partner and a buttload of daddy issues. There’s also the entrance of the “Mandarin.” Other than that a pretty standard Iron Man story minus all the drinking.
Did I like it?
Another “Ultimate Comics” origin story. Except this one is just really... eh. It’s just really basic storytelling. Not good, not bad. I wonder why they’re bringing up this past love? Daddy issues, whaaaaa? This is just like every time they show Bruce Wayne’s parents or Uncle Ben die. The only thing not here is the thing in his chest and his drinking and I bet that’s on its way. Just like this review, the comic brings things up half assed, covers them and then walks away uncaringly daring you to continue reading. Except I am not gonna end on a half-assed “somebody took control of my armor” storyline. As many times as the Iron Man suit has been hacked, you’d think Tony Stark would put one of those bars that lawnmowers have that stops them when you let go.