Superior Iron Man, Volume 2: Stark Contrast by Tom Taylor2.5 stars
I was one of the readers that loved the first volume, so I was excited to get my hands on this one.
Unfortunately, it didnt really impress me.
Tony getting his personality rewritten into a more douchey version of himself wasnt (to me) a bad thing. I like seeing characters take on their worst traits...for a while. I do expect it to get fixed eventually, though.
Sadly, it looks like Secret Wars is hijacking this storyline from here on out, so this seemed like a rushed jumble of unformed ideas.
Maybe this is how it was supposed to go down, but it felt very unfinished (again, to me). For example, the entire Daredevil storyline just...disappeared. This was all about Pepper and an old version of Tony (a downloaded personality...roll with it) trying to stop Evil/Amoral Tony.
Midway through, I could just kind of feel everything slipping off the rails, and sliding into phone-it-in territory. It was as though Taylor just said...Awww, fuck it. None of this is going to matter in a few months anyway. So, it went the way of every generic plotline ever written.
Im not saying its the worst thing Ive ever read, but I felt let down and disappointed by the lackluster finale.
Meh. I guess its just another title thats been bulldozed by Major Crossover Events.
Im so used to it, that Im barely even upset when I see this sort of thing anymore. Ha.
How sad is that?
See you after Secret Wars, Tony!
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