Invincible Iron Man #1 Review

Issue 1, along with my thumb
I've never been a big Iron Man guy. Nothing personal, but I prefer what are known as the "street level heroes." Daredevil, The Punisher, Batman, and so on. I tend to land on the crime end of the comic spectrum versus the sci-fi end. But I'm working on it and trying to expand my horizons. 

On a hunch, I picked up the first issue of Invincible Iron Man, the newest Iron Man volume (Is it All-New? All-Marvel? Right Now? Or a combination of, or none of the above?!) along with my regular pull and gave it a shot, having the stellar creative team it has of Bendis, Marquez, and Ronson. 

Prior to the still ongoing events of Secret Wars, I had read Superior Iron Man, which found Tony Stark at the Starkiest end of the Stark-is-a-dick spectrum. At the start of Invincible Iron Man, Stark's world appears to have had a bit of a reset to the status quo of we've come to know from Tony Stark. He's tinkering in his lab to develop a new suit, one that can't be reversed-engineered by fifteen year old geniuses at MIT. His work only interrupted by a date with a beautiful and equally intelligent woman. Classic Stark.

The issue itself squeezes in a lot of table settings for the first story arc, and perhaps the series as a whole. His date drops an absolute bombshell that has the potential to be world changing. We get a taste of who the first villain Iron Man will need to deal with is, but just hints as to what her (hint, hint) larger caper is. Most pressing is the cliffhanger and who shows up on the last page. Very interesting.

Without giving too much away, it really makes you wish that they'd just hurry up already with that whole Secret Wars thing.

Marvel went guns blazing with the first issue of Invincible Iron Man, and it was success. It's gearing up to be a hell of a series.

Invincible Iron Man #1 - 4 out of 5 New Features on a New Suit of Armor 


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