omertalvendetta's Iron Man 2.0 #4 - Palmer Addley is Dead, Part 4 review

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Not Bad

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Completely inconsequential and unrelated.  As other reviewers have pointed out, there's no relevance because Rhodes is absent from the issue altogether

The Good:

It's different.  I don't know if this has been done before, but it doesn't work that bad here.  It definitely gives us more insight into what Palmer Addley is all about, and the investigation type setting fits.  The dialogue, as few as there is in this issue, still feels like some of the most real interactions between people I have read in quite some time; they really do not feel forced, and that is a bonus here.

The Bad:

I feel that the arc has gone on for too long.  I mean, usually they're taken care of in four to five issues, but this issue really throws off the pace of the series.  It also doesn't help that it has no relation, at least that we can see yet, to Rhodes except for the fact that he's investigating something to do with this person.  

Overall:

Truthfully, I expected more from this as much as others.  I purchased it because I am a completist, and this is one of the only issues I haven't really liked all that much.  I also believe in the three straight strikes (or four altogether) before I drop a series; I'm a completist and commit to series as long as I can stand it, but hopefully this series doesn't lose me as a reader.  With more issues like this, sadly, it's probably going to happen.

2.5/5

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