The GoodI haven't read Iron Man in a long while, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a comic excelling in as many ways as this. Fraction and Larroca are at such peak-performance here that they really make it look effortless. The dialogue hooks you in from the first bubble and doesn't let up for the whole issue. Like all good storytelling, in any medium, everything just flows. One panel logically leads to the next. The words expertly compliment the images and there's a true command of "closure" exhibited here.
I want to comment on Larroca's art, in particular, since I've followed him since his days drawing the Heroes Return mini. It's really amazing to see how his art has evolved from a cartoony style to the almost photo-real work., here Just an amazing transformation. I felt like I was seeing actual people interacting in these pages - - not comics characters. And I'll say that his redesign of Spymaster is very sleek. It modernizes the villain's look, making his costume seem practical, while still keeping visual motifs linked to the original design. And I love the way he draws Iron Man's bio-mechanical armor.