Thursday, May 31, 2018

Invincible Iron Man #600

The final comic from Brian Michael Bendis for Marvel before moving to DC is something of a mess. Featuring a number of different artists and a plot that seems to condense about six months worth of story all into a single issue, Iron Man #600 announces the return of Tony Stark to the Marvel Universe. Not satisfied with one miracle, Tony also brings back another friend from the dead with him.

The issue also includes Riri Williams, along with other heroes like Miles Morales, getting recruiting into a super-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. like agency whose members include vampires by Leonardo da Vinci. Oh, and Tony's parents are alive and his father has been working for Hydra for years. Okay...

The comic also features Tony getting his first look at Doctor Doom as a hero and, perhaps, sadly foreshadowing the end of the freshest arc the character has had in decades. It looks like Tony is back. With Stark's return, what exactly will happen to Doom (and why do I feel the Marvel Universe just got less interesting)? For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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