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Iron Man: Hypervelocity #2: Review

Apr 2007
Adam Warren, Brian Denham

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Hypervelocity Part 2 of

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4.5 stars

Iron Man: Hypervelocity #2 Review by (June 24, 2022)
Comments: The armor can perform the notorious dance moves from NAPOLEON DYNAMITE; check it out on YouTube to get the joke.

Review: And here’s where the complex plot is introduced: Tony attacked by evil mecha who implant a virus in him and mislead SHIELD about the situation. We also get the most detailed descriptions of the new armor and its capabilities, the schematics of the uploading of Tony’s consciousness, the details of the enemy’s attack, and a clear look at the main (human) antagonist, Major Aramaki, a snide and badgering tough guy who is far from being Nick Fury or Thunderbolt Ross to name two familiar military antagonists for Marvel heroes. So the building blocks are in place for the ensuing issues.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Iron Man: Hypervelocity #2 Synopsis by T Vernon
Major Tom Aramaki  of the SHIELD Special Response Team Alpha, informally known as the Capekillers, reports to Nick Fury that they have received a warning message from Tony Stark that his latest armor has gone rogue. The message included a lot of detail on the new armor’s capabilities, including “combat autopilot,” enabling it to mimic Stark’s fighting skills and reactions at an inhuman speed if needed. A seriously injured Stark was found near his lab and rushed to the surgical theater. Aramaki reports that they have so far used only conventional weapons against the rogue armor but now they are unleashing the Stark-designed Gungnir missiles….

And then we learn what really happened: Tony’s actual warning message was that in an emergency the new armor is programmed to attempt an upload of Tony’s consciousness. And then the lights went out, Tony was attacked while wearing the armor by enemy mecha, which told SHIELD that the armor had gone rogue. And then he was shot by a rail gun that pierced the armor and wounded Tony. The armor fought off its foes and deposited Tony on the ground near the lab and proceeded to upload Tony’s mind to create Tony Stark 2.0 who we’ve been following since issue #1. The Gungnir missile arrives so the armor grabs hold of it and rides it toward the ocean. The green goth girl (Absynthe) reappears and, since they are moving beyond the speed of sound, cuts into her flesh with a X-Acto knife, “We need to talk. I’m going to delete you from this armor, TonyGhost” and then vanishes. As the missile crashes into the sea, Tony 2.0 sizes up the various threats from SHIELD and hackers and notes that Tony’s cognitive integrity is running at only 79%....

Brian Denham
Brian Denham
Brian Denham (Cover Penciler)
Brian Denham (Cover Inker)
Guru-eFX (Cover Colorist)
Layouts: Adam Warren. Letterer: Dave Lanphear.
Editor: Molly Lazer. Editor-in-chief: Joe Quesada.


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Plus: Iron Man (Tony Stark 2.0).

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