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Subj: Iron Man #596
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 at 01:49:28 pm EST (Viewed 286 times)

Well, the issue didn't make me long for the sweet, sweet embrace of death, so that's nice.

For the first time since Bendis began his hell ride, I read two \(\!\) scenes in this book that were pretty passable (by my lights, anyway).

The book starts out with the scene we've already seen, and which is so god-blasted pointless it's just astounding it's even in here at all.

Doom is confronted by the Hood (Who is apparently somehow back in business - AGAIN), the Corruptor and an iteration of the Living Laser, but manages to get away by using his oft-forgotten mind control powers - killing the Corruptor in the process. The scene is utterly pointless and relates in no way to the main story, reaffirming to me that these were supposed to have been separate books, but the sales numbers did not justify it.

Tony has a heart-to-heart with Howard, who confirms once and for all that he is Tony's father - in any way that matters.

Amanda, MJ, Friday and TonAI find the warehouse where Tony has been, but when Amanda opens up the armor that's lying on the floor, it's empty and Tony is once again gone. I suspect he is, somehow, looking for Rhodey, and given that Bendis himself murdered Rhodey, we may get a nice surprise some way down the line.

Finally, Riri is making a call to an unnamed someone to 'take them up on their offer', but then Blade showed up with 'a better offer'.

Blade? Please, God, don't let this be an "I need a black superhero and I can't use Cage, Rage or the Black Panther".

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