Tony Stark Iron Man #2
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Valerio Schiti
Color by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Joe Caramgna
James Rhodes is in trouble. Every night he continues to relive the moment of his death at the hands of Thanos and every morning he fights to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, Rhodey isn’t the only one having problems. Jacosta is having her own issues in trying to defend her fellow AI’s in her new role at Stark as well as find a way to interact better with the humans she surrounds herself with. Stark’s head of security is trying to find out who is breaking into the company’s security and the person involved decides to intervene.
Tony Stark is being well…Tony Stark. He’s feeling good. He wants to help and is happy, even with things happening all around him. When Stark tech is found in a rival’s new weapon system, Iron Man and War Machine spring into action and go after it. In the ensuing battle, Tony lets Rhodey know a secret he’s keeping from everyone and Rhodey finds it difficult to fall back into being War Machine and both Jacosta and her boyfriend clash over another Stark initiative.
This second issue does a good job of expanding on the events that brought Tony back to life. It does a great job of giving the reader a sense of the relationship between Tony and Rhodey. I really enjoyed the conflict Rhodey is dealing with and I wish there was more to that story in this issue. The Jacosta subplot was a little weak and it took away from the stronger A and B plots. Jacosta’s personal life is interesting, but the part shown in this issue feels like it would have been better served for the character in the next issue. I was drawn more to the Rhodey plot and who is breaking into Stark’s security more.
Valerio Schiti’s art is beautiful. I loved all of the action panels and the use of certain camera angles and close ups works really well. All of the details are awesome to look at and there was a great flow between the art and the story.