Tony Stark Iron Man #8
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Valerio Schiti
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Joe Caramagna
All over the world, the user that have been let back into the Escape are wreaking havoc. Believing they are all in a video game and armed with real weapons, the internet trolls are attacking everyone around them. Heroes from other nations scramble to stop the onslaught without killing the user and everyone is wondering where is Tony Stark.
Iron Man, Rhodey and Jan are trying to stop the weapons drones from delivering their payloads when Tony realizes that what they are doing is futile. They need to go after the Controller. When they finally confront the power behind the Escape takeover, he has evolved into something even more powerful.
At the same time, Amanda finds herself face to face with Motherboard in a battle for the affections of Tony Stark. Andy thinks he might have found a way to remove people from the game environment safely, but the spy inside the company has other plans.
There is a lot going on in this issue. Many of the plot lines that have been brewing in this series are featured in this issue and Dan Slott does a really good job of keeping those storylines interesting as they overlap the main story. Many of them connect to each other and Slott has been planting some interesting seeds in this issue that could bear some intriguing fruit later. The dialogue is fun and funny at moments and the pace of the story is great. It’s relentless in building tension and delivering on that tension in fun and interesting ways.
Valerio Schiti’s art is fantastic. The action looks amazing and the characters are dynamic and detailed.