Iron Man #7
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by Cafu
Colors by Frank D’Armata
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Tony and his team prepare to face off against Korvac, but all of them might not make it back.
Rocketing through space, Iron Man prepares for battle against Korvac by augmenting his armor to compensate for his injuries. Knowing that this mission might be his last, he preps War Machine as well while the rest of the team confronts their feelings and their faith as they attempt to stop a being who believes he can and should rewrite reality for the sake of his idea of unity. At the same time, Patsy is still connected to Korvac and Tony decides that the connection might work both ways to give them an advantage.
As they get closer, Korvac prepares for battle as well, but finds himself pulled into his own mind when Tony and Patsy team up to get him to show them his idea of utopia. As the two ship heads towards each for battle, Tony has his own ideas about what Korvac is doing but he’s unexpectedly whisked away from the fight right before it’s about to begin.
The Story: Cantwell continues to raise the tension as the characters race towards their clash. There are some great ideas being introduced in this issue and all of the characters are given great moments through the dialogue. The conflict is engaging and I enjoyed the fact that Tony takes a different approach to dealing with Korvac. One that requires less fighting and more digging into ideas. At the same time, the tension before the fight is compelling and I cannot wait to see how it plays out.
The Art: Cafu delivers some beautifully detailed art. The characters and settings are filled with beautiful details and the art does a brilliant job of matching and elevating the tone of the story.