I've just read Iron Man #6 and that panel is pretty much it, though clearly setting him up for a larger role.
I'm not keen on the slight face redesign - the animal skull look is both a bit generic and a bit reminiscent of Minion, where the classic face was really quite distinctive.
Overall I quite enjoyed the issue after having been underwhelmed by #1 and not picking it up again until now. I quite like the new armour design - probably the most unique in quite some time - and Land's art shows some imagination. It's not on the level of Aaron's Thor, but it's not bad and certainly a perfectly fine place for our favourite, ah, freelance peacekeeping agent to show up.
He's back again in the latest this week, which is quite a good, fun read. It certainly pushes the nostalgia buttons for Transformers UK readers with a character who is nodding to the Hercules back-ups.
I'm excited! I quite liked some of that Marvel UK stuff despite my distaste at what they did to Death's Head. This could be interesting. I just hope they don't go down the old "noone remembers/likes these characters so let's do a bloodbath" route.
While I like Death's Head, and I am excited to see more work by Nick, I can't stand Death's Head II and don't understand why the character exists at all ("This british character is popular! Let's launch him in the US but change literally everything about him!") I look forward to having my mind changed, I guess!
I enjoyed DH2 back in the mid 90s so am quite interested in this, but even back then I would have preferred to be reading the original DH character in those stories. I was probably always hoping DH would find a way to untangle his personality and return to his original form.
With the original DH back in the Marvel Universe of late, I can cope with the other one running around too (though I do massively prefer the original). I also hope all this new DH activity leads to decent reprints of the older material.
I was probably always hoping DH would find a way to untangle his personality and return to his original form.
I remember in Death's Head Gold (one of the last things put out), something happened and the original personality started to assert itself. The next part never came out so I'm not sure if there would have been any lasting effects.