Tony Stark, Iron Man 007
Another very good issue. However, the cover makes no sense. Can anyone please explain it?
The colorful and creative panel layout for Controller recruiting made a repetitive prologue less than redundant even though the 2 pages into 1 may've sufficed.
Defeating Arsenal made for a new cyber MOTHERboard mystery and generates concern for a Amanda's fate. Y'know, since Howard was smart enough to make the original Arsenal defense system and his importance in the MU is always growing... maybe Mr.Slott is setting up that Howard found a way to preserve his and/or Maria's brain pattern and somehow eScape has accessed via Motherboard? Whatever the case, the meeting of the moms was a marvelous teaser.
Tony valuing human lives over brand or money was great.
Tony's big red button was great.
Tony looping in Machine Man via Jocasta and then redirecting a reluctant Friday was a great play. Don't worry Tony'll do right by you, Fri.
All the computerspeak was fun. Jocasta's battery life was... interesting. It's a neat handicap but the precident for zero rechargability by a number of energy source means is... debatable. Has she ever run out of juice in an Avengers back issue? Don't worry Aaron'll do right by Iron Man, Jo.
So, the handful of naughty users that Basil recruited are all in the same three(?) places at the cliffhanger? Or are we to read that the big bad recruited a big number of thralls? Scary enough mad plan BUT even local lawmen could take out the V.R. masked shooters and/or Stark could take 'em out in cyberspace (with Machine Man's help). Regardless the number, while an intriguing scheme it hardly seems that bad on a scale of most deadly threats, eh?
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Was it my imagination, or did Maria Stark kind of have a crazy look on her face when she appeared?
I also hope this whole Tony being adopted garbage is revealed to be just that, garbage.
After Tony wiped his brain to thwart Osborn, wasn't he restored from a backup drive that was in the possession of the Controller?
And that said drive apparently was missing a few weeks of backup memory of Tony thus he had to refresh himself on current events after he was rebooted and then he was subsequently data patched/upgraded?
makes one wonder just how far reaching the Controller's scheme is.