Review: Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1
Marvel’s latest mashup combines the life of Iron Man with Thor in Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Publisher: Marvel Comics
WARNING!!! SPOILERS FOR Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1 ARE CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE!
The Infinity Wars latest spinoff kicks off this week with a mashup of Iron Man and Thor in Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1. The first of five spinoffs began last week with an impressive start in Soldier Supreme #1, a mashup of Captain America and Dr. Strange. The other three mashup tie-ins released next month are Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1, a mashup of X-23 and Scarlet Witch, Infinity Wars: Arachknight #1, a mashup of Spider-Man and Moon Knight, and Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1, a mashup of Ghost Rider and the Blank Panther. These characters were molded into one another and their histories rewritten due to Gamora’s actions in the main Infinity Wars series. These mashups are typically fun, interesting reads with the hopes of a quality storyline to accompany them.
Writer Al Ewing introduces us to Sigurd Stark, a wealthy man with no memory of his life beyond five years earlier. Stark’s history is similar to that of Tony Stark’s, but with a Norse-touch to it. Many of the characters and settings are replaced with that you would find in Asgard.
Stark is stuck within a modern-day, Niflheim-looking world. He finds himself lost in the woods during a massive snowstorm and attacked, and then becomes slave to a gang of elves. Stark is imprisoned with Eitri, the Dwarf, who acts in part as Stark’s Ho Yinsen. The dwarf builds him an iron suit and hammer shortly before dying. The story then picks up as Stark dons the armor, wields his new weapon becoming the Iron Hammer. Action picks up as he fights his captors. Twists unravel until the end sets up the second part of the miniseries.
While not as captivating as last week’s Soldier Supreme, Iron Hammer is still an intriguing story that will satisfy Thor and Iron Man fans alike.