I have to admit, I'm pretty excited about this new Iron Man series. While I was sad to see Greg Pak's War Machine tank (pun intended), his frequent partner-in-crime Van Lente also does a ton of great work. Anyways, I just read #1:
Since this is brand new, I'll go ahead and mention that there's
Melter-tech terrorists paid for by astroturfing big oil? Old Iron Man suits being used by Slavic paramilitaries in Transia? Transia's current ruler a Russoff? Doctor Doom manipulating an ethnic conflict for his own ends, with Russia and China behind the scenes, fighting over natural gas pipelines? Like always, Van Lente hit every button just right. I'm seeing Werewolves vs. Iron Man, Roxxon behind the scenes, and the first comic treatment of the new cold war / great game that's been brewing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the last twenty years. Yes!