Writer: Peter David
Pencils: Sean Chen
Inks: Victor Olazabar & Scott Hanna
Colours: Chris Sotomayor
Letters: VC’S Joe Caramagna
Plot: Marvel’s 2008 film starring Robert Downey Jr. is readapted into comic book format.
These, movies to comic book releases are a nice way for non-comic book fans to become engaged in the genre and for the publisher to make an extra buck but for the more engaged reader they may seem like oddities. The story is known beforehand, via the film and previous comic releases. Therefore it seems redundant to regurgitate it all over again. Be that as it may, ‘I Am Iron Man’ is not half bad; it is not bad at all actually (so much for dismissing such publications).
The story has been well-edited; it captures all the highlights of the film, action-wise, as well as emotionally. The artwork may be a bit simplistic bar Iron Man’s suite, which is well rendered. The highlight of the book is the middle section which contains a parallel story seen from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s perspective- a clever move by Marvel. The inclusion of writer, Christos N. Gage and artist, Hugo Petrus’ ‘Security Measures’ takes readers into new territory and alleviates the boredom that might have set in if they knew the story beforehand. Another treat is the inclusion of ‘Iron Man’ #200, where Iron man faces off against Iron Monger. Behind the scenes photos and interviews also add to the books appeal.