otoboke's Tales of Suspense #44 - The Mad Pharoah review

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The Mad Pharoah

So you know how Tony Stark is a total playboy? Well, this month, why don't we have him square off against the beauty of Cleopatra? Eh? Eh!

Well, it's not as bad as it sounds. No, really; it's not. Having a meagre fourteen pages to fill, the action flows nicely and the overall time-travel ancient Egypt storyline is quirky but definitely has a certain charm about it. That being said, this one seems like a step in the wrong direction not just for Marvel, but Iron Man too. Sure, we get reminded that Stark needs to plug himself into a mains every now and then, but anything in the way of characterisation is swiftly ignored here in favour of a broad fantasy action tale. Not bad, but not great either.

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