Tony Stark: Iron Man #1- “Self-Made Man” Part 1
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Cover Artist: Alexander Lozano
A New Man
Fresh out of his comatose state after the events of Civil War II, Tony looks at life with a renewed vigor and big ideas for the future of his company. Will Tony’s brand new run by Slott start with a bang? Let’s suit up and find out!
The Beginnings of a Beautiful Partnership
Taking a look at the past, we are introduced to Andy Bhang as a young man facing off against a younger Stark in a robotics competition. In the present, Stark reunites with Bhang to add him to the roster at Stark Unlimited. When they arrive at Stark Unlimited, we are introduced to Bethany Cabe, the new head of security. Stark and Bhang explore the facilities together where we are introduced to the head of robotics, Jocasta. As Bhang begins to work on the robotics, an alert comes on to warn Tony of an emerging threat, a familiar face! After dealing with the threat, Tony introduces the new Stark employees to the world. What adventures will this team take on next? Find out in Part 2!
Iron Man’s new series does indeed start with a bang! A new and interesting take on Tony introduces an RDJ-like Tony to the mainstream comics even more so than past runs. Most new team members of the Stark employ are familiar faces put into fitting roles within the company. The new head of security and Bhang are the newcomers. Jocasta is a stand out character with a nice sense of humor. The comedy beats surrounding this book are well done and occasionally land surprisingly well. Tony himself is as witty as ever. The conflict in this book is minimal but it fits because this serves as a reintroduction to Tony Stark. The real conflict will most likely be seen in future installments. The art in this book is simplistic and I think it works minus an occasional panel. Sometimes the characters can look like they’re lacking too much detail. The art is a little lacking in an otherwise grand reintroduction to the world of Tony Stark.