Iron Man #10

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover Artist: Greg Land


In this issue, Tony now faces the harsh reality of his true origins. Immobilized in a chair as he watches a film documenting 451′s part in Tony’s birth. Having seen many tales of Tony’s origin’s this has to be the most shocking. Tony learns about the shocking sacrifices his father had made in order to make sure his wife could give birth to a healthy child.

With the aid of Dum Dum Dugan, Thunderbolt Ross, Jimmy Woo, and some others, Howard was able to pull a fast one on a morbidly obese alien gangster and steal away 451. Overall it was a fun issue, serious of course when Tony comes to realize his true beginnings, but the heist was fun knowing how heroic his dad is and how many connections he had around the world. For someone who doesn’t have a suit, Howard has just as much skills as Tony, and maybe even more.

The one thing that makes you wonder though is what the process actually was to make sure he was born. And did this process have some influence on his intelligence? Either way that doesn’t affect the impact of this story as it was delivered cleverly enough to be memorable. When looking back at Tony’s origins, this is a story that can be referenced to and even implemented in many stories to come. This may even influence some great stories in the near future.

Score: 8.9/10