Sunday, May 20, 2012

Iron Man & Thor: God Complex TPB

This is one of those instances where I’m easily satisfied. I wanted a fun team-up story featuring Iron Man and Thor, with some good villains factored in. Somehow, I missed the line-up of foes in this series, even though they were on the cover. This book has the High Evolutionary, Diablo, Crimson Dynamo, and Ulik the troll. With the Evolutionary’s New Men added in as cannon fodder, that is a stacked deck.

It really doesn’t matter that the four issues are pretty much just an extended fight scene. Scot Eaton draws great fights, so I for one am thrilled to read them. Thor vs. Ulik is always a classic, and this book doesn’t disappoint. Even with souped up powers, Dynamo and Ulik can’t do a lot against two of the most powerful Avengers.

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning never go outside their comfort zone. This book is all about cosmic high concepts (creating a god for the new century) and camaraderie (Thor and Iron Man have some great moments).

Honestly, the plot is incidental, if you want to see those two heroes face down four classic Marvel villains, this book will entertain the heck out of you.


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