Infinity Wars Iron Hammer #1
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Gamora cut the population of the universe in half! Instead of being all kinds of dramatic like a certain purple father figure, she didn’t kill everyone. She instead combined every two people into one, making a whole new universe of characters. That’s where we find ourselves now with the combined persona of Iron Man and Thor: The Iron Hammer.
Sigurd Stark is the fifth richest man in Europe, but he does not know who he is. One fateful night he steps out from a bar and into a mysterious storm and it appears in a forest full of Dark Elves. Instead of killing him, they hold him hostage and force him to make weapons with Eitri the dwarf. Together the two make a technologically advanced suit of armor, and a war hammer and the Iron Hammer is born.
I like what we have here. It’s Iron Man’s basic origin story, with a good dosage of Thor and his mythological world thrown in. It’s a fun story, and that’s what I really want from my comics at the end of the day. The merging of Iron Man and Thor’s mythos is done well. There are some pages where the narration is done through internal thoughts, and that’s something I don’t really like. It’s better than a character just talking to themselves out loud, but not by much. The whole comic gives me a sort of campy feel, which I do enjoy.
The art in this issue is good. Since the warps are a merging of two characters, I think the design is going to be a big part of the appeal. While I don’t entirely like the armor design, I think the Sigurd Stark character looks great. He looks like a blonde, Scandinavian Tony Stark, with the long, braided facial hair of a Viking. The few other warp characters are great, and the settings and backgrounds are nice. Besides the armor design, which isn’t too big of a deal, the art in this issue is great.
I’ll admit, I thought the whole “Infinity Warp” concept was dumb when they announced it. So far I’ve been wrong. They’re fun concepts and obviously won’t become a permanent fixture of the Marvel Universe. The execution of this issue is great, and the art as well. There’s some stuff I don’t like about it, but overall it’s a good issue and you should totally check it out.
Infinity Warps Iron Hammer #1
Infinity Warps Iron Hammer #1 combines Tony Stark and Thor into one character, in a well-written story with great art.