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Imagination Centre Reviews @Marvel Iron Man #17 @JohnMcCubbin3


Here is today's Guest Reviews by John McCubbin from Imagination Centre for Marvel's Iron Man #17. I have also added my rating after each review. If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.


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Iron Man #17 - The Secret Origin of Tony Stark: Conclusion


NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME!

MORE MIND-BLOWING REVELATIONS AS "THE SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK" CONCLUDES!

What 451 didn't know.

What TONY didn't know.

What changes things FOREVER.

Preview



The True Secret Origin of Tony Stark


This series has a whole has been rather disappointing, with this story being much the same. It has however had some great moments along the way, but the bad ones have overshadowed them and all that I can hope is that this conclusion is amazing.

Plot

Tony Stark's true origin is revealed!

Review

This was a brilliant issue and easily the best issue in the series so far. Kieron Gillen showed in this issue that he can be a brilliant writer, as although this issue makes the story up until now feel slightly irrelevant, it doesn't take away from the brilliant dramatic tone of this issue. Gillen would also do a great job of tying up some of the loose ends from previous issues, and answering some of the questions, like why Tony couldn't work the Godkiller. The pacing of this issue was also fantastic, with the build-up to the big reveal being very suspenseful. On top of all that I loved the narration of this issue, and how a recording from Howard Stark would set the tone and mood of this issue.

The artwork on this issue would once again be amazing with Carlo Pagulayan doing a fantastic job. The detail of Pagulayan's artwork is simply outstanding, with it being consistently perfect throughout. The best part of Pagulayan's artwork in this issue however had to be the way he showed the characters emotions, as with no action whatsoever the drama, intensity and suspense that he added would help to give a lot of depth and tone to the issue, setting a brilliant atmosphere throughout. Besides this the layout of Pagulayan's artwork was also amazing, as although it wasn't as unique or spectacular as some artist, it did it's job adding a lot of depth and tone to the issue, also making the emotions even more intense.

Read the rest of John McCubin's Review on Imagination Centre

Images Unplugged Rating


Cover & Solicit - 3
Art, Colors & Inking - 3
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 5
Verdict - 4 (8/10) - 
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John McCubbin is a blogger at http://imaginationcentre.blogspot.co.uk/ and a comic book reviewer at Comic Vine. The use of this review has been authorized by the original author.

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