Since the outbreak of Civil War, Brian Michael Bendis has been devoting an entire issue to explore the psyche of an individual Avenger each month. Some characters (like Ms. Marvel and Spider Woman) obviously lend themselves more to this approach than others (I’m thinking of the Sentry here). But what I dislike most about recent issues has been the constant change of artists – in this issue, luckily, the talented Jim Cheung (Young Avengers) picks up pencilling duties and delivers impressive artwork. I believe he is one of the break-out talents on the last 2 years.
In issue #25, Bendis takes a closer look at Iron Man, perhaps the most pivotal character in the Civil War event as the leading super-hero for super-hero registration. At the end of the issue, Bendis sets up Iron Man / Tony Stark as a possible future S.H.I.E.L.D. top man.
Verdict : not an essential read