A Review of:
Iron Man 3 Prelude #1
I was perusing Marvel’s website, after reading Amazing Spider-Man 698-700. I saw this, and was like YES GIMMIE!!!!! I’ve found myself getting into comics more. Plus I LOVE the Iron Man films, so this definitely appealed to me.
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Steve Kurth
Orig Published: January 02, 2013
The perfect prelude to the upcoming highly-anticipated Marvel Studios film, Iron Man 3 • As Tony Stark prepares for his next venture, he tasks War Machine with a mission of his own. • War Machine faces his biggest test as a hero, while Iron Man takes on the Battle of New York!
I love the story in this prelude, because it takes place during what happened in Marvel’s The Avengers. It tells the story of Rhodey being on a mission. There are plenty of references to what has already happened in The Marvel Cinematic Universe. It shows War Machine in the spotlight, which is nice.
The Good: I do love the art, and the story. I love seeing the film designs in comic form. The fact that they are still finding HammerTech even after IM2. I thought that was very interesting. To learn that Tony has been trying to rid the world of all the HammerTech, since Justin Hammer went to jail.
The Bad: The only design with the characters that resembles the films is Tony Stark. He kinda looks like RDJ. Rhodey and Pepper look nothing like Paltrow and Cheadle.
After reading this part one, I can’t wait for part two next month. Plus I’m really looking forward to Iron Man 3 in May!!! If you want more IM and/or War Machine, read this book, as it gives us a taste of things to come.