What started as Iron Man and Captain America in civilian disguises has morphed into a hell of an awkward situation for the former generals of the Civil War.
Some things I liked:
- I like the premise of Stark and Cap at a convention that looks to sell these bleeding edge weapons. I like the idea of an organized and somewhat civil black market.
- Batroc the Leaper is in rare form here; he's both threatening, wordy and just the right amount of campy. I mean, it's almost impossible to take Batroc seriously, but it takes talent to make him seem like he means business. Major props to the writer for being able to pull this off without having to resort to making him dark and broody.
- The reference to the "second Civil War" made me laugh a bunch. I like when there's a bit of self-referential humour.
Some things I didn't:
- For a virus that's supposed to just dominate any technology it touches, Tony Stark's simple "eh, it's suppressed for now" just seems a little convenient for my liking. This issue goes downhill quite quickly when the action is focused on Tony, especially when he builds another suit "out of scraps." It really felt like a forced reference to the movie/meme.
Captain America & Iron Man #634
The Verdict: A solid issue that's marred with a couple hokey moments makes this book a solid three repulsor beams out of five. The ending reveal of the big bad has me hopeful that this book will pick up next issue, but for now it just kind of seemed a little formulaic.