Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Iron Man: The Mask in the Iron Man by Joe Quesada TPB [1998]

IRON MAN: THE MASK IN THE IRON MAN TPB
Writer Joe Quesada writes Tony Stark as he takes on Whiplash leading to his identity to be revealed to the world to see. Tony has relationship problems with Rumiko Fujikawa which is accelerated after his identity is revealed. He consults with Jocasta after sending his friends away so they are protect and being fired from Star/Fujikawa for breach of contract. Tony is also dismissed from the Avengers.

Tony falls off the wagon again and fights the Mandarin. However everything was a virtual dream and Tony wakes up after his battle with Whiplash. He discovers he suffered a heart attack and his armor is alive. Overall the story was one of Joe Quesada’s first before taking the reigns of Editor-In-Chief. Quesada has gotten better as a writer over the years and it stays out during his reign at Marvel Comics.

This paperback collects
Iron Man (1998) #26-32

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5