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Subj: Re: Invincible Iron Man (2016-) #594
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 at 06:41:41 pm EST (Viewed 239 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Invincible Iron Man (2016-) #594
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 at 01:22:49 pm EST (Viewed 255 times)

    If you remember, our erstwhile characters held a party, purportedly to honor Tony Stark, highlighted by a 15-year old girl who arbitrarily decided to overthrow a country. Also, a member of the Stark Enterprise's board warns Pepper, I mean, MJ, that their out of bounds. Oh, and Tony Stark's body is missing.

She overthrew a dictatorship. That's quite noble in a comicbook.

    We start with Riri asking/threatening Doctor Doom. I know they're write it as though she can, but it is laughable to think she really could. We're talking about one of the smartest and most ruthless men on the planet. The very idea that Riri could take him on is laughable. But I digress.

Heroes should threaten villains when those villains have possibly kidnapped or murdered someone, no matter what the odds are. That's called courage, and courage is not laughable.

    Bear in mind that he's in the right here. The SGPs are in the wrong. The armor does not belong to Riri, Amanda Armstrong is not an employee, and MJ was, as best, a PR person. The fight is "resolved" by Hijack leaving himself exposed to a personal attack from MJ's mace. And then, he's assaulted by Amanda Armstrong.

The armor doesn't belong to the company either. It's a privately owned by Stark. Stark powers the company with his lesser patents. They don't own the armor and their claims have no legal basis. Most likely, they are hoping to reverse engineer it before they get called on claiming something that is part of Stark's private estate.

    Next, we see MJ and Amanda burst onto an SI Board Meeting where Amanda attacks the Chairman with a guitar and declares board meeting over.

    Now, bear in mind that Riri, MJ, and Amanda are 100% in the wrong here and probably committed several crimes, including corporate theft. Remember, Amanda was a mediocre musician until Tony Stark found her and now she's living in the lap of luxury. The board has every right to take control of the company.

The company is in the wrong for trying to claim Stark's private property. Which is probably why they won't push the assault charges: they can't prosecute her without also testifying that they tried to steal private property.

    Riri shouldn't even be there. For a corporation, she's a huge liability. Because she's a minor, she's not responsible for her actions. But, since she's wearing the SI Iron Man armor, purportedly with their consent, SI becomes 100% responsible for her. This is a level of negligence that could approach recklessness, which would include punitive damages. Remember that little stunt in Latveria? Well, Lucia von Bardas could sue Stark Industries for all of that.

Again, the company does not own the armor. That is Stark's private property.

    I also love how Amanda has such a "deep connection" to Tony Stark. Exactly where was this connection for the past 40 years? Remember, she gave him up because she didn't want to deal with having a kid. And she did it in a Bulgarian orphanage. She didn't even have the decency to come to the US to give him up.

    Of course, we paper of this because ... reasons.

Now this part I agree with. I was adopted and have recently been trying to reconnect with my biological mother. It is not remotely as simple a matter as this comic is attempting to portray. Mostly we go out to dinner, then sit around being coldly formal at each other. Then again me and my biological mother are both cold, formal people, so that's par for the course.

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