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    I'm loving Cantwell's run so far. It's been a real treat seeing all the classic villains pop up. Ultimo, Stilt-Man, Melter, Controller, and Blizzard. When was the last time any of these guys appeared? Anyone saying how terrible this run is just doesn't get how much fun it's been, especially for long time fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    I'm loving Cantwell's run so far. It's been a real treat seeing all the classic villains pop up. Ultimo, Stilt-Man, Melter, Controller, and Blizzard. When was the last time any of these guys appeared? Anyone saying how terrible this run is just doesn't get how much fun it's been, especially for long time fans.
    Yeah. Iron Man's rogues gallery hasn't seen this much "screen time" in years. I'm still waiting to see if Dreadknight shows up.

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    As someone who tries most Iron Man runs and rarely sticks around the whole way, Cantwell has really captured my attention

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    Slott's run was about Stark's struggle with his own identity, with whose son he was, and if he even had a soul after all the genetic engineering and rebooting he'd gone through. I found that interesting.

    Cantwell's run...I can't even quite figure out what his run is about. Some vague stuff about individuality rah rah rah.

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    Given the choices here, Cantwell. For whatever flaws he has, he has a better grasp of the non-comic subject matter than Slott did. (Slott tried punching too far above his weight, and wrote something that would have been painful to read in the 90s.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krakoa View Post
    As someone who tries most Iron Man runs and rarely sticks around the whole way, Cantwell has really captured my attention
    Glad to hear you're sticking around and enjoying Iron Man.

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelC View Post
    Slott's run was about Stark's struggle with his own identity, with whose son he was, and if he even had a soul after all the genetic engineering and rebooting he'd gone through. I found that interesting.
    This is how I see Slott's run. I have reread it since it ended and I think his run is underrated. Although I think 9 issues in Cantwell's run is better.
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    For me, there is not a better run than David Michelinie, after that, It's hard to know, I loved Busiek take on Iron Man, but after this, everything goes down until more or less Fraction that for me wasn't exactly an enjoyable run, it was okay but not excellent like some people praises.

    I can't say anything about Cantwell because I have not read anything yet and Slott, hard to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    I'm loving Cantwell's run so far. It's been a real treat seeing all the classic villains pop up. Ultimo, Stilt-Man, Melter, Controller, and Blizzard. When was the last time any of these guys appeared? Anyone saying how terrible this run is just doesn't get how much fun it's been, especially for long time fans.
    Yeah seeing the rogues gallery has been great. Although I want to see Madam Masque get a bigger role than she has so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    I like Patsy....she and Tony are both kind of broken and they are helping each other to overcome some of their demons.
    Another broken character who I understand has appeared has been Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider. Is he still popping up in the book? I feel someone needs to rehab him after PAD's last run with him a few years back.
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    I still have mixed feelings on Cantwell's run. Although it must be doing something good as it something I want to read every month instead of dropping like Slott's run.
    I will say through, the worst part of the comic is Iron Man himself and the side characters are the fun part of the book.

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    It's like asking which of my feet I want to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    I like Patsy....she and Tony are both kind of broken and they are helping each other to overcome some of their demons.
    I'm at a loss to understand how Tony could be "broken". He literally was given a second chance at life at the end of Slott's run, and yet, Cantwell threw the baby out with the bathwater and turned Tony into a neurotic mess with self-confidence issues. I'm not ready to pass judgment on what Cantwell's doing, but, I won't deny it's been interesting so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I'm at a loss to understand how Tony could be "broken". He literally was given a second chance at life at the end of Slott's run, and yet, Cantwell threw the baby out with the bathwater and turned Tony into a neurotic mess with self-confidence issues. I'm not ready to pass judgment on what Cantwell's doing, but, I won't deny it's been interesting so far.
    The idea of Tony being strained due to the recent events and his identity crisis isn't bad. But the execution is terrible.

    More seriously than the previous reply, I feel like with a solid editor, Cantwell's run could be fixed into something really interesting. But with Slott's run, there wasn't an actual core to refine, just a jumble of ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I'm at a loss to understand how Tony could be "broken". He literally was given a second chance at life at the end of Slott's run, and yet, Cantwell threw the baby out with the bathwater and turned Tony into a neurotic mess with self-confidence issues. I'm not ready to pass judgment on what Cantwell's doing, but, I won't deny it's been interesting so far.
    IMO I don't think Tony has been totally "cured". He keeps trying a "do it yourself" approach and it never really works. He works on himself a lot of the time like he is one of his machines or suits of armor. He's been dead, turned into an A.I etc. So even if he got a "new life" it's what he carries around inside that really hasn't been "fixed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I'm at a loss to understand how Tony could be "broken". He literally was given a second chance at life at the end of Slott's run, and yet, Cantwell threw the baby out with the bathwater and turned Tony into a neurotic mess with self-confidence issues. I'm not ready to pass judgment on what Cantwell's doing, but, I won't deny it's been interesting so far.
    The whole "Howard and Maria aren't my parents/Amanda is my real mom/Arno is my brother who wants to kill me/am I real or A.I./my alcoholism flared up" can mess with you.

    It messed with me and I'm not Tony . I think Cantwell is trying to clean all of this up by dealing with the mental aspect of all of these things just constantly coming at you. It can create some kind of identity crisis which is what Tony's been experiencing. I've been glad with Cantwell's run because of the return of some classic villains and some good art. The story is compelling but it shouldn't drag on for too long. That's been the problem with a lot of stories of late.

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