Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Infamous Iron Man #5
I'll admit I'm a bit lost as to what's happening here. Here's what we know: Doctor Doom has taken over the role of Iron Man. S.H.I.E.L.D. sent the Thing to find and take down the former super-villain turned hero. Discovering Ben Grimm went to Latveria in search of his prey, Doom returns home to the country he once ruled with an iron fist only to discover... his mother? What is going on?
For those that don't know, Cynthia von Doom has been long dead, damned to eternal torment by Mephisto (who Doom once battled against for her soul). And now... she's back. And she was sent by Reed Richards who appears to be intimate with her? Seriously, WTF is going on?
Doctor Doom didn't expect his reformed stint as Iron Man to be easy, however I'm willing to bet Doom didn't see his mother coming back to haunt him as one of those obstacles. What does Cynthia want, and how is it tied to Reed Richards and his eternal feud with Victor von Doom? Infamous Iron Man #5 offers no answers, only plenty of questions. Worth a look.