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Superior Iron Man #3: Review

Dec 2014
Tom Taylor, Yildiray Cinar

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Man of vision

Review & Comments

4 stars

Superior Iron Man #3 Review by (January 20, 2015)
This issue is presumably still within Axis, but Tony Stark is going to maintain his changed mental state even after that Event is over. I still think it's an AI inside the old armour, not an early Tony Stark. Also I'd guess that time travel isn't involved. The contingency plan was *made* many years ago and stored in the AI in the old armour. There are of course problems with this, like why isn't there a later plan. Pepper didn't find out that TS was Iron Man until long after this armour was replaced. But of course it would be Tony who set up the contingency plan, and she could have learned about it later. I thought in #1 that Teen Abomination had dosed *himself* with gamma radiation. But looking back I now read it as he was hit by an accidental dose, and doesn't *want* to be an abomination. Presumably here we learn that Extremis won't cure him.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Superior Iron Man #3 Synopsis by Rob Johnson
At the end of last issue blind Daredevil woke up back in his own apartment able to see! And the 1st thing he sees is Iron Man, who tells him his cure is due to Extremis but is temporary. Tony Stark offers to keep supplying him with free doses, with the unspoken proviso that Matt Murdock stop hassling him about 'addicting' San Francisco's populace to the drug that makes them perfect.

DD refuses the offer, and accuses the Axis-changed Stark of playing god. Tony says that compared with the rest of humanity he is god. He's just stopped playing human.

Meanwhile in New York Pepper Potts is continuing her chat from #1 with 1 of IM's earliest suits of armour. The dialogue makes it sound as though this is an earlier Tony Stark who's been brought forward in time. And now he's busy absorbing all the changes in the world since his time. They mention the contingency plan again, but the armoured form says he'll have to update it to suit the altered circumstances.

IM gets a call from She-Hulk to tell him that Teen Abomination (#1 again) has escaped and is heading to the Stark Island (ex-Alcatraz) base. Daredevil tries to stop him leaving, but the no-longer-Golden Avenger just punches him out.

The base is being evacuated as a SHIELD helicopter shoots at the junior villain. But he just throws a motorbike at them. Iron Man rescues the crew from the falling chopper, and then takes the fight to TA.

But Teen Abomination reveals that he's only 13. He came to TS for help in #1, but Iron Man just knocked him out. (Well he was smashing up SanFran to get attention.) He says he's tried Extremis but it didn't do any good.

Tony tells him to start clearing up the damage. He'll see what he can do, and the Teen might be useful.

Meanwhile (again) Matt Murcock goes to see his long-time friend and law partner Foggy Nelson. So that he can actually see his face for the 1st time, just before his blindness returns.

Preview Pages
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Yildiray Cinar
Yildiray Cinar
Mike Choi (Cover Penciler)
Mike Choi (Cover Inker)
Mike Choi (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Matt Murdock)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Jennifer Walters)

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