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Iron Man #9Iron Man #9
The Secret Origin of Tony Stark – Prologue
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dale Eaglesham
Colorist: Guru eFX
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
20 pages, $3.99

Iron Man #9 was a less than average comic. Kieron Gillen’s story is slow and inconsequential… And the cliff-hanger isn’t much of a cliff-hanger. (I’ve heard great things about Gillen’s work, but I have yet to see any of it. Free free to point me toward something great, if such a comic exists.)

Dale Eaglesham’s art had a futuristic vibe, which works well with Iron Man… Especially when Tony Stark’s in space. But the simple plot of Iron Man hiring a mercenary and being tricked by 451 (a Brainiac type character) is contrived and unoriginal. That’s about all I have to say about the actual comic… Other than it’s a damn sorry waste of my $3.99. It wasn’t completely terrible, but it was definitely far from good.

Since I’m left with…

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