I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but Fraction fooled me, I actually thought that Rhodey had died. I’ve been reading comics for over a decade and still I thought he was dead. Sometimes even the most experienced nerds can get caught out. Luckily, Rhodey isn’t dead, and now that Mandarin and his crew think that they have Tony beaten, it’s time for him to really fight back. This was a great ending to the first part of this big Mandarin epic, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Tony turns things around. He can’t be Iron Man anymore, but we’ve already seen that there’s a ‘new’ Shellhead in the solicitations. I’m guessing it’s Rhodey, but it could be anyone, even Splitlip! I was very intrigued by the scene between Pepper and the JARVIS artificial intelligence, which seemed rather creepy, has JARVIS been corrupted? Is this part of Mandarin’s plan, or is it something Ultron-related? This book has been on a bit of a slow-burner lately, but I think the retaliation from Tony in the next few months will have it back to it’s best, people have forgotten about this title, which is mental considering it won an Eisner only a few years ago.