The Iron Metropolitan arc comes off the heels of The Secret Origins fallout and deals with how Tony now copes with finding out he has a brother and that he is not truly a Stark. But instead of falling into his old alcoholic and destructive patterns, Tony and new found brother, Arno, are on a mission to build a new city. They have decided on Mandarin City off the coast of China, formerly run by the Mandarin through the use of mind control. Before they can start rebuilding, they have a few remaining Triad thugs wielding surplus Mandarin tech to clear out. These past two issues have made it abundantly clear that, while Gillen is building upon Fraction’s run by incorporating Iron Man’s most well known villain, he’s doing it it a different way than one may expect. While I was never much of a fan of the eccentricities of the original Mandarin, I’m not quite sure how I feel yet about this new ring-wielding Mandarin corps.
Hey Comic Impact! Join Simon, Sheldon, and Antonio as they talk about the first summer movie blockbuster of the year and the first film from Marvel Studios Phase Two, Iron Man 3. This is going to be a spoiler heavy episode, so you are warned. Also we warn you a few times before we actually discuss the film’s plot before we go into spoiler territory. Remember that you were warned, now, if you’ve seen the movie listen to us talk about Iron Man 3, future of Marvel Studios and the rest of Phase 2 and what we might be looking forward to in Phase 3. I AM IRON MAN!!!!!