Writers Dan Slott and Christos Gage
Artist Francesco Manna
Color Artist Edgar Delgado
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Alexander Lozano
Variant Cover Rahzzah
Graphic Designer Carlos Lao
Reading this current story arc has been a fun time, watching Tony Stark tangle with Ultron Pym, trying to stop him from fusing everyone on the planet into machine/organic hybrids and making them his slaves is some good ‘ole fashioned comic book action that is extremely fulfilling. I’m content to simply read and see where this story goes.
The team, comprised of the creative minds of Dan Slott and Christos Gage, of writers putting all of these moving parts together into a fun and fast moving story are doing Tony, and us, all a big service. Though I do have to admit that I am a little peeved at Mr. Slott and Mr. Gage for being so hard on poor Jarvis, he’d better be OK by the end of all this Ultron business or I may very well become disheartened.
Francesco Manna, our artist, like any good strategist, has deployed his pencils in good order, with his pens in reserve, awaiting their chance to make good use of his training. His work is clear, consistent, and suits Tony Stark with his sci fi aura, quite handsomely. If you look at the page below you’ll understand what I mean, my eyes found this page very appealing.
Colorist Edgar Delgado, as usual, did a great job with his colorwork. I’ve been liking his contributions on this run and this issue is another example of a professional. Mr. Delgado’s use of those bold and slightly sinister looking reds in the panels with Colonel James Rhodes struggling with a difficult moral choice was spot on and helped to show his struggle.
The cover of this book is very nice. The illustration of a mechanically fused and dying Iron Man locked in actual hand to hand combat could do double duty as a recruitment poster for the fight against Ultron Pym, Alexander Lozano has done his job, splendidly.
I’m excited to see what happens when Rhodey and Ultron Pym fight in the next book, and the fallout from Rhodey’s transformation to fight Ultron Pym.
Don’t fight a horde of machine/person hybrids, find this book, and when you do…
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