I dunno, this might be the painkillers talking but I enjoyed both these issues for what they were, as lateral tie-ins to a lame event. In fact, one of the best things they had going for them was a minimal amount of hammers, end of IM 2.0 notwithstanding. Actually even with the hammer at the end I quite liked Iron Man 2.0. The art was cool, Sun Wukong, if that was his name, was a fun new character, in fact the immortal weapons are mostly new to me as well and I thought the guy John Aman(?) in this issue was interesting too. Little cuts to the
Fear Itself battle, but not too much. I've always liked both villains at the end, so maybe I'll read the next issue to see where it goes.
For IM 2.0: 8.5
I don't really expect to enjoy these Marvel event tie-ins as much as Spencer's best work elsewhere, if for no other reason than I don't read much Marvel at all these days. One thing, I wish someone had told Adi Granov what this issue was actually about or who was actually in it, but that's the nature of work-for-hire projects like this I guess. I didn't have any big patriotic feelings or anything but hey if some kids maybe reading this got to read some Abe Lincoln I'm okay with that. Would I rather they read Abe or Bendis? Hmm, let me think..
For SA: 7.5