Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Infamous Iron Man #11

Infamous Iron Man #11 offers a big reveal about just why this other Reed Richards wants Doom stopped. The reveal actually works quite well, and explains quite a bit without having to go into much depth. Much like S.H.I.E.L.D., this "Richards" has a definite agenda when it comes to stopping Victor von Doom. The question at the heart at this series has been whether or not Marvel's biggest villain has a right at redemption. While not coming to a definite conclusion as to what he should be able to do, writer Brian Michael Bendis and and artist Alex Maleev state that Doom could (just maybe) become the kind of hero he wants given enough space and time.

The latest issue of the series also provides an appearance from Doctor Strange who helps Doom work through his problems. While I doubt Marvel will allow Doom's heroic journey continue much farther, Strange would make for an interesting companion who, perhaps alone in the Marvel Universe, understands the mysticism surrounding Doctor Doom. I hope he's every bit as good as he thinks he is because this Iron Man will need all that and more to defeat his true enemy revealed at last. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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