Tony Stark is a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist. His wife is a brilliant, brutal telepath. But neither of them have an answer to the Stark Sentinel problem.
To solve that, Tony’s going to have to go to the smartest person he knows: IRONHEART!
But with everything on the line, can Tony still trust her, or have the Rings of the Mandarin changed Riri?
ComicBook.comAs he's done throughout much of this run, Gerry Duggan's game of chess takes another step toward an Orchis checkmate. Instead of thrusting Stark's intentions into a shroud of secrecy, this issue gives readers a little glimpse into what the Invincible Iron Man has been planning all along. Featuring stellar lines from guest artist Ig Guara, this is another well-rounded issue in a string of hits.
Nerd InitiativeWhile not a perfect book, issue 12 was a great step toward the coming battle. The creative team keeps teasing us with the reveal of Tony’s new armor and I feel like a kid on Christmas morning being told to wait to open my presents! I want to see it! I am enjoying this ride and I am so happy that the creative team are taking their time and allowing this story to breathe. Well done to all involved, this series has been one win after another and I can’t wait to see what kind of wild ride I am taken on next month!
Derby ComicsTony Stark’s plans are finally starting to come together and the inclusion of Riri Williams in this issue was a great way to add some additional complexity to the former billionaire. They have such a great chemistry together and Duggan does an amazing job showing how Riri’s presence can humanize Tony and allow him to re-focus his plans on why they are so important. The Riri vs. Emma showdown was also so fun to read and Ig Guara’s art really shined throughout those panels. It’s not a true X-Men title, but this has been such a major part of the Fall of X arc and honestly, one of the more consistently interesting ones outside the core 3 (X-Men, X-Men Red, Immortal X-Men).
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: An intense and often humorous story from Duggan. The confrontation between Emma and Riri was fun and entertaining. The growing intensity of Tony’s relationship with Fisk is great to see as well and I look forward to seeing what happens with this storyline. The story continues to be compelling and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue. The Art: Guara delivers some intense and powerful art that perfectly captures the intensity of the story and the confrontations between its characters.
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Weird Science Marvel ComicsInvincible Iron Man #12 almost scuttles Iron Man's plans by shoehorning in an unnecessary appearance by Riri Williams. The mess Riri creates works out in the end, but her inclusion and subsequent battle would have been avoided if Tony had made a better choice, which is a terrible observation to make about a character who should be one of the smartest heroes in Marvel.