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Invincible Iron Man is flying high

I believe I can fly...I believe I can touch the sky...

As cool as the idea of Iron Man running S.H.I.E.L.D., I'd rather see adventures outside of that.  Tony Stark as a government bureaucrat  just isn't that exciting to me.  You can't really have him go on espionage missions (like he did when he went to Madripoor).  That just doesn't make sense.  As a high ranking dude in office, he shouldn't be placing himself in danger, no matter how well he can handle himself on his own with armor.  He just seems so stuffy as the S.H.I.E.L.D. director.  I don't know how but Nick Fury just always made it look cool, even wearing one of those blue jump suits.  I really really liked the classic Iron Man stories.  The current ones have just been so far from those. 

At least with Invincible Iron Man, things seem a little different.  I guess with the numerous recent Iron Man series, they were bound to get it right.  Maybe it's because we're all still on the sugar-rush after seeing the movie.  The movie is helping these to sell out.  So make sure you don't miss out.


Invincible Iron Man Continues to Rocket Off and Soar High
 
This summer’s biggest blockbuster super-hero continues to launch into action in his new ongoing series! So, get your energy shields and repulsor rays ready and suit up for The Invincible Iron Man #3!  Ezekiel Stane, the son of Iron Man’s notorious arch-nemesis, Iron Monger, is out for revenge for the death of his father.  After the jaw dropping conclusion of the last issue, critically acclaimed writer, Matt Fraction (The Immortal Iron Fist, upcoming Uncanny X-Men) thrusts the Golden Avenger against a threat in which he has never faced before! With breath-taking art from super-star artist, Salvador Larocca (Uncanny X-Men), Iron Man may not live long enough to see the end of this exciting storyline!
 
Entertainment Weekly raves, “Fraction manages to transcend clichés. He finds his footing amid issue 2, where he delivers a one-two punch of both escalating cliffhangers and winky wit.…You get the feeling Fraction just may get a similar sort of thrill from penning this book.”
 
Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on The Invincible Iron Man as the series continues to sell out quickly!  Marvel has already gone back to press on the first two issues as fans crave to blast off and ride the Iron Man excitement.
 
Will Ezekiel Stane succeed in trying to destroy his sworn enemy, Iron Man? Has Iron Man finally met his match?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in The Invincible Iron Man #3!
 
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3 (MAY082278)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—6/12/08, On-Sale—07/02/08

Issue 3 Variant Cover









 







INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR088295)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Variant Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—06/19/08, On-Sale—07/09/08
Issue 2 Second Printing



 













INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 SECOND PRINTING LARROCA VARIANT (MAR088276)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 SECOND PRINTING MOVIE VARIANT (MAR088277)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & 50/50 Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Variant Cover by RYAN MEINERDING
Rated A …$2.99
On-Sale—06/11/08
Issue 1 Second Printing Variant (Larroca)
Issue 1 Second Printing (Movie Variant)






 









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Posted by SilverZeo

How long until Iron Man the animated series will come out? Every comic book based movie seems to get an animated seires shortly after.

Posted by HaloKing343

SilverZeo, there is an Iron Man TV show coming out soon. It's this dumb thing where Tony is a kid. I don't like these kinds of cartoon shows, but I can't be upset that one of my favorite heroes gets more face-time.

As much as I love the Iron Man: Director of SHIELD series (the Mandarin arc was purely fantastic), the Invincible Iron Man series is way better. Fraction is super cool and I especially love this current "Worlds Most Wanted" arc. I like that this deals outside of SHIELD (partly because that institution doesn't even exist anymore, and partly because that series wasn't selling as much). HAMMER may be a crazy SHIELD replacement and it may have lots of influence in the current Invincible Iron Man stories, but I still think that this new series is very sepparated from that espionage stuff.