Captain America Iron Man #3
Written by Derek Landy
Art by Angel Unzueta
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: The Paladins question their roles as heroes while Cap and Tony walk into a trap.
Veronica Eden has been captured and she is ready to make a deal with Tony and Steve. While the Paladins wonder what is going on and where their former teammate is, Tony takes Steve aside to see if he wants to talk about the fact that Steve’s former HYDRA armor is Fifty-One’s target. As they head for the location the armor is being held, the Paladins meet to discuss the advice Captain America gave them.
While Veronica looks on, Cap and Tony face off against the newly armored Fifty-One. They discover too late that they’ve been played by Veronica again. They discover who she’s really working with and what their plan is for every hero on the planet. A plan Veronica will quickly discover she was never meant to be a part of.
The Story: Landy crafts an entertaining and fun story in this issue. The dynamic between Tony and Steve continues to be engaging and I actually enjoy how Veronica becomes a part of that dynamic while the narration betrays the truth. I liked seeing the Paladins dealing with who they are versus who they want to be and I like how the story uses big events in the lives of these characters to explain the motives of its villains.
The Art: Unzueta delivers some great art throughout the issue. There are some awesome fight scenes in the story and the adventure builds visually on every page.