Webs And Armor In Ironheart #6

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, has been missing since his spat with Ms. Marvel and subsequent departure from the Champions. Ms. Marvel now asks Ironheart to find their missing teammate. Riri agrees despite her past issues with Miles, and she manages to track Spider-Man down to the woods outside the city. Ironheart finds a cabin at the location, and she finds Miles inside. However, something immediately becomes strange, and Riri begins experiencing the same moment in repetition. Why is this time loop occurring, and who is causing it?

Ironheart #6 cover by Stefano Caselli and Matt Milla
Ironheart #6 cover by Stefano Caselli and Matt Milla

Ironheart #6 pairs up Riri Williams with Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man and fellow member of the Champions.

The story happens partly in the fallout of Champions #4, where Miles revealed to Ms. Marvel that he made a deal with Mephisto to bring her back from the dead, which led to Miles leaving the team.

The comic goes from serious, to strange, to jokey fairly quickly. The Groundhog Day/ that one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation premise is quickly established then resolved, with the perpetrator revealing themselves shortly after.

That said, Riri and Miles do take time to acknowledge the conflicts and differences they’ve had in the past with the intent of doing better in the future. They’re teammates and friends, and they want to look out for one another.

Ironheart #6 art by Kevin Libranda, Matt Milla, and letterer VC's Clayton Cowles
Ironheart #6 art by Kevin Libranda, Matt Milla, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Kevin Libranda joins up as the artist on this issue, and his work suits Ironheart quite well. It’s a well-detailed and expressive style that compliments Riri whether she’s in or out of the suit. Matt Milla’s color art is vibrant and explosive, which also suits our armored hero quite well.

Ironheart #6 is a fun and compelling one-off story guest-starring the Ultimate Spider-Man and a time-manipulating villain. It’s a fast-moving and entertaining read and one worthy of a recommendation. Check it out.

Ironheart #6 comes to us from writer Eve L. Ewing, artist Kevin Libranda, color artist Matt Milla, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, and cover artist Stefano Caselli with Matt Milla.

Final Score: 8/10

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