We are back and today we are going to talk about comics. I took a break from watching Netflix shows and finally got around to doing some reading that I’ve wanted to do during the entire lockdown. Over the years I have amassed a huge collection of comics and there are quite a few stories that I’ve been meaning to read for some time now.
Ironman Extremis happens to be one of the top rated Ironman comic series that everyone recommends we should read. I have watched many YouTube videos listing to the top 5 DC, Marvel and independent comics that are recommended readings for comic book newbies.
Extremis happens to be one of them and it features one of the more popular characters from the Marvel cinematic universe. It’s so interesting because I still remember when Iron Man part one came out and I felt kinda frustrated that they would pick this character of all the characters that could’ve been done. I didn’t know anything about Iron Man and I didn’t really care about him or The Avengers at the time. I was more of an X-Men fan and the few comics that I ever read or looked at involved the X-men. I recall having no interest in watching this movie.
That being said, Marvel did such an amazing job with Iron Man that I was instantly sold! I’m not sure how I did end up watching it, probably because my son wanted to see it, but wow was I amazed! From the story line to the casting, it was perfection! I mean Robert Downey Jr gave such a great personification to Iron Man that I totally fell in love with the character and wanted to see more! Do you think he did a great job with the character?
So now I read Iron Man comic books. In any case, Extremis has to do with a futuristic super soldier type of project that falls into the wrong hands. As would be expected it ends up on Ironman’s plate to address the situation. What he doesn’t know before diving in to the rescue is that he is in slightly over his head. But if you know Tony Stark you know that he doesn’t take too kindly to losing and so the show continues.
If you’re coming over to the comic book world due to the movies as I am, then his comic book suit will be a bit of a disappointment to you. But he manages to make things work out one way or the other I suppose. It’s just not as dope as it is by the final Avengers film.
The artwork on this series is not like the other ones I’ve read. It looks and feels significantly updated, it looks really damn cool. The story does include what I perceived as some political leanings so to speak, but you will not get too wrapped up on that, it’s just in passing here and there. There is a bit of darkness and weight to it as Tony struggles with what his company does regarding weapons of war. Much like he did in Ironman part one.
When I picked up this comic I didn’t have too many expectations. In fact, I had no idea what to expect. So reading this did not let me down. Despite coming in with zero ideas or expectations, it was not quite what I thought it might be regarding the story telling. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t good, I did enjoy it.
I just felt like it could’ve had a little bit more development in terms of the story and characters. For instance, at one point they are talking to some guy, even after finishing it, I have no idea who the hell the guy is, and they were with him for quite sometime. But even so I think it works and I’m certainly not going to come on here and disagree with all of the comic book experts out there recommending this. It was an enjoyable read and I’m definitely going to recommend you pick it up if you are a fan of the character. By the end of it, I was like, “That’s pretty dope!” Go read and you’ll see!