Staving Off The Zombie Apocalypse With Ironheart #7
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
The Unstoppable Wasp is visiting Iroheart’s lab to take a look at Riri’s equipment. While they’re talking shop, Xavier arrives with a pizza. Just as our heroes are about to settle in, they get reports of rotted individuals shambling around the city. It looks like zombies have come to Chicago, and Xavier seems to know the most about them. Ironheart, the Wasp, and Xavier are going to have to team up and see how they can stop this from spreading and cure the infected.
Ironheart #7 teams up our hero with fellow Champion, the Wasp, and forces the two of them to fight a zombie horde in Chicago. It’s clear that this isn’t the typical zombie attack (if there is such a thing), and so Riri and Nadia are reluctant to let loose on the infected.
Ironheart #7 doesn’t mince words about the motif it’s going for. The word “zombie” is used multiple times throughout the book, and the comic speeds through without really lingering on any of the plot tropes of the genre. Ironheart and the Wasp are superheroes who can fly; they’re not really in too much danger of being overwhelmed by these zombies.
Despite the admittedly grotesque visages of the zombies, Ironheart doesn’t get too gory or serious. It has fun with the premise, and it manages to tie it back into Iron Man/Ironheart lore in an interesting fashion.
Luciano Vecchio returns as the artist this issue and once again does an excellent job of rendering Riri Williams and her world. The style is slick, energetic, expressive, and fun. Matt Milla’s color art backs it up with explosive shades that brighten up each page.
Ironheart #7 shows that this series continues to have a lot of steam and potential for the future. Riri Williams is a wonderful character, and setting her up with a good support cast and fun villains will hopefully keep this book going for a long time to come. In any case, this issue gets a recommendation. Check it out.
Ironheart #7 comes to us from writer Eve L. Ewing, artist Luciano Vecchio, layouts from Geoffo, color artist Matt Milla, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, and cover artist Amy Reeder.
Final Score: 8/10