We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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The Invincible Iron Man #14 Review:
In this issue, Tony Stark and Emma Frost finally consummate their relationship, making a sham marriage (sort of) real. Meanwhile, Riri Williams and Forge are in space building an armada to help take back Earth from Orchis.
“I am so invested in the Tony Stark Emma Frost relationship,” said host Justin Tyler. “I love it. I’m invested in this. This is the marriage I’m behind.”
Continued Tyler, “The front piece of this story with Tony Stark and Emma Frost, I love them as a couple. I love the way this is going. The Forge and Riri stuff is great, too. I’ve just been loving this book in general.
Though Alex Zalben still finds it “weird” that Iron Man is so closely tied to X-Men continuity right now, “It’s so good… Loving this book, like you said, very invested in that relationship. I also really liked what they did with Forge and Riri.” Zalben also gave a shout out to Bryan Valenza’s layouts, which he thought were “really interesting… I was very surprised by the layouts and the look of the book in particular.”
Jumping off Zalben’s earlier note, Tyler agreed that Iron Man is a surprising fit, but “he’s filling a great personality gap we have in the X-Universe because Cyclops off the table. Jean Grey is off the table. Professor X… Everyone’s distant and weird. To have Tony Stark coming in here, and White Queen have a real romance… That’s the kind of stuff that X-Men used to do a ton of, and we just been missing it because everyone’s in a bad place. So this relationship at center stage, I love it.”
The Invincible Iron Man #14 Official Synopsis:
Tony Stark needs more than just an armor to defeat Orchis, he needs an army. Can Ironheart build one in time? Who will answer the call?