Tony Stark wasn’t always a hero; before he understood that his weapon creation was amorally buffing up the military industrial complex, he was a real detestable jerk who had more money, more fame, and more sex than any upstanding common man could be comfortable with. Superior Iron Man poses the following question: What would happen if the old, wildly selfish and ethically questionable Iron Man from before his heroic days was plopped into the modern Marvel continuity? This absolutely brilliant idea, made possible by weird, comic booky gobbledygook in the Axis comic event, digs deep into the character of Tony Stark. The first issue of this new series from the creative team of writer Tom Taylor (of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Earth 2 fame) and artist Yildiray Cinar, delivers on this fascinating concept in exemplary fashion. Superior Iron Man #1 prompts thought on one of the most beloved superheroes of today while still offering loads of explosive and aesthetically sleek joy.