I’m really enjoying how much is going on in this title at the moment, it’s bursting at the scenes with subplots, but it’s all tied together by the twin master-plans of Tony and Mandarin. At the moment, it looks like Mandy is on top, but you can’t count out Iron Man. He’s had the Iron Man tech removed from his body, but he’s planning on getting it back, and of course there’s the secret new Iron Man, with his cool black armour. It is Rhodey in that suit right? It looks like him, but we only got one panel. I suppose it’s no surprise that it would be him, but he’s been Iron Man before, I would probably have preferred someone new. I really liked the flashback scenes that paralleled Tony and Ezekiel Stane’s childhoods, I’m actually starting to feel sorry for Zeke, even though he’s a complete psycho. I also love the different art style Larroca uses for these flashbacks, very cool. Good to see that the crazy former Detroit Steel hasn’t been forgotten, although I suppose we did see his little head pop up in the background last issue. Spymaster was cool once again, he’s a very cool-looking villain, but I’m glad he was beaten, especially since it was from a surprising source, go Wyche! This book is moving slowly at the moment, but the endgame is very promising, I think this may very well go down as the best Iron Man epic ever if Fraction sticks the landing.