Ultimate Comics: Armour Wars Paperback – 15 Apr 2010
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This is a relatively slight story, but well-written and excellently illustrated, which makes up for much.
Warren Ellis is no stranger when it comes to Iron Man, having penned the best Iron Man story of the 20th century and possibly the best Iron Man story EVER in the form of "Extremis." However, he's also written the heavily underwhelming "Ultimate Human" which was originally "Ultimate Iron Man vs Hulk" until the appearance of Ultimate Leader meant that all awesome punchfests were put on hold for about 3 issues of boring origin for a character who is promptly killed off in the last issue. I digress, anyway, with this, Ellis has proved he's still capable of penning an engaging and entertaining Iron Man story, even without the gorgeous art of Adi Granov.
"Ultimate Armour Wars" is set almost immediately post-Ultimatum with Iron Man surveying the ruined cityscape of Manhattan. No sooner than he's begun narrating an iTunes podcast (seriously) he receives intel that the Stark Manhattan Office has been broken into and his tech stolen. This break-in is only part of a bigger picture as Stark finds his tech being copied and exploited for legions of battlesuits and armour in a re-tread of the classic armour wars arc in the classic Marvelverse (recently adapted in part for "Iron Man 2").Read more ›
As you might tell from the title "Armour Wars" has a lotta guys wearing Iron Man suits, all in different colours and slightly modified in design. They're all cool to look at and while the action might at times seem a bit Manga (think Guyver or Patlabor) it's nonetheless exciting to see on the page. Full credit to the artist Steve Kurth for doing a fantastic job.
And Warren Ellis writes a great Tony Stark. If you're as big a fan of Ellis as I am you'll notice that Stark speaks like a few of Ellis' characters like Spider Jerusalem or Midnighter, that is filthy and drunken and articulate. It's a potent mix.
A great script, even better artwork, and lotsa Iron Man action make for a great lil comic book (and it is lil unfortunately at 4 issues) and hopefully these two will team up for a longer piece another time. Meanwhile we've got "Armour Wars" and it's great fun to read!
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