Invincible Iron Man #1 (2008) Wizard World Philadelphia Exclusive variant,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
A bold new ONGOING TITLE for the biggest hero of 2008!
IRON MAN! You know you love him! And as the summer’s most anticipated movie boot-jets its way into theaters, here’s the perfect jumping-on point for new readers and Iron Man fans alike! Tony Stark – Iron Man, billionaire industrialist and director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony’s late business rival and archenemy Obadiah, has set his sights, his genius and his considerable fortune on the task of destroying Tony Stark and Iron Man. What’s worse, he’s got Iron Man tech, and he’s every bit Iron Man’s equal and opposite…except younger, faster, smarter…and immeasurably evil. Rising star writer Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN) join forces to repulsor-ray your comic books to a cinder!
BONUS REVIEW by JOHN ELLE
Multiple plot threads surface early on in this exciting new launch for The Invincible Iron Man. These events set in motion, one of the greatest fears in Tony Stark's life. Matt Fraction does seem to understand what makes Tony Stark click, and artist Salvador Larroca is a perfect fit on this book. My only real con cern with this book is that Iron Man seems to be pulling a "Wolverine" by appearing in what seems to be 90% of Marvel's titles...and it isn't tied into Secret Invasion, but it's not really clear if its set before or after the event. Either way, very solid first issue.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams