INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev is a step up from the first issue, but not by much. The artwork is gorgeous, and so is some of the dialogue, but the plot seems to be crawling at the benefit of its over-long flashback sequences.
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev is a conundrum. On one hand, it looks great and reads well. On the other, it holsters its big guns in favor of taking up pages. The end result if a fine comic, with a few fun moments bogged down by unneeded plot elements.