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Iron Man/Thor #4: Review

Apr 2011
Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton

Story Name:

God Complex (Part Four)

Review & Comments

3 stars

Iron Man/Thor #4 Review by (July 26, 2012)
Review: Full review appears with issue #1.

Comments: Includes the origin of Diablo, with cameos by the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, Captain America, and Spider-Man. Also features cameos by Hercules, Volstagg, Odin, Enchantress, and Hela. Reprinted in collected form as THOR/IRON MAN: GOD COMPLEX (note that the heroes’ names are reversed).


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Iron Man/Thor #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Gloating that his manipulation of the High Evolutionary has paid off, Diablo proclaims himself a new god and begins drawing divine energy from the other pantheons. Thor and Iron Man escape from the apparatus and quickly take out Ulik and the Crimson Dynamo to confront Diablo. The godlike alchemist responds by exiting the conceptual space—and coming face-to-face with Thor’s dragon. Unaware that as a deity he is immune to harm, he panics and returns to the lab. Iron Man has Thor channel divine transformative energy through him and he blasts the villain….

When the smoke clears, Tony’s armor is depowered again and Thor has transformed back into Don Blake. Together they punch Diablo in the face. The sudden rush of god power back to its pantheons causes the Hermetica to collapse. The High Evolutionary is rescued by his New Men as Thor and Iron Man return to the museum. The two heroes carry off the Destroyer armor and head back to Asgard, as the ancient illuminated manuscript that housed Diablo’s Hermetica, now shows the building has a prisoner….

Preview Pages
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Scot Eaton
Jaime Mendoza
Veronica Gandini
Stephen Segovia (Cover Penciler)
Stephen Segovia (Cover Inker)
Jason Keith (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)


Plus: Crimson Dynamo (Anton Vanko), New Men.

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