Iron Man #006 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Illustrations: Joe Bennet, Scott Hanna, Carlo Pagulayan
Coloring: GURU eFX
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Iron Man #006 – Comic Book Review

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Last time Recorder 451 forced Tony Stark to pilot the Godkiller Armor, which was capable of destroying pretty much everything in the universe, but also safeguard it when needed. Even though Stark did his very best to refuse 451’s commands, he was put in a sticky situation in which he simply was unable to disobey the commands of the all-powerful artificial intelligence. To 451’s amazement his plan failed, when he noticed that Tony was not the child he genetically modified to become the pilot, thus rendering him unable to control the massive weapon.

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After 451 finds out that Tony is unable to pilot the Godkiller Armor, he decides that he should not have set his plan in motion, and that it is best to disappear, along with the armor, before it falls into the wrong hands. Sadly, Tony will have to go down with him, as he is in too deep now. Nonetheless, before everything gets sucked into nothingness, Tony uses the body of the now brain-dead recorder, in order to override the shield and thus escape to safety. Now that he knows he isn’t the ‘true’ engineered child, he heads off to find who his lost family might be.

The flow of this bundle isn’t really that fast, as it begins with Tony trying to escape certain death, by escaping the Godkiller Armor, which is about to vanish into thin air. Nonetheless, it’s the story value that adds a lot to the equation for this omnibus, as it’s about Tony’s forgotten brother and about who Tony really is to his parents. Overall Kieron Gillen does a great job by throwing in some much needed information, and by pretty much turning the Iron Man universe upside down.

Illustration-wise not much has changed over the course of the albums bundled in this omnibus, making sure the reader can enjoy the story with a fairly constant style pattern. Nonetheless, the last issue in this bundle has a slightly different drawing style, but still along the lines of the previous albums. Colors are rather glossy, with the occasional bland and grim touch, to make things more serious.


Iron Man #006 gives us a glance at who Tony Stark truly is, and who his family really was/is. Overall the story value is a lot higher in this issue as it was in many of the previous ones, creating a fun change of pace for those who needed a break from all of the action sequences. It seems things are only getting started.

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