New Iron Man Ongoing

#1 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Excerpt from Marvel.com:

"Tony Stark is equal parts James Bond and Chuck Yeager--a pioneer, a test pilot, an engineer, an adrenaline junkie visionary," explains Fraction. "Iron Man is the ultimate achievement in what we, as humans, can become. He's not the product of cosmic rays or a radioactive spider. He is the triumph of human ingenuity over the frailty of the human form."

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA

A bold new ongoing series 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.

Matt Fraction! Not only is his name cool, but Immortal Iron Fist is great.

Oh yeah, pictures:

And...Marvel is having "Invincible Iron Man" week and there's an interview with Matt is coming up.

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#2 Posted by fesak (7045 posts) - - Show Bio

Enough with the relaunches. The current Iron Man hasn't even reached #30 yet. IMO there's no need for a relaunch if there isn't any major changes.

Or do as they do in some european countries and start each new year with a new #1.

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#3 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a second monthly series, not a relaunch.

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#4 Posted by fesak (7045 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"It's a second monthly series, not a relaunch."

Whuh? Isn't the current one called Invincible Iron Man already?

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#5 Posted by fesak (7045 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah, ok. I dropped it after the first six issues.

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#6 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

That's how it started but it looks like it became Iron Man: Director of SHIELD.

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#7 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

All these name changes, how annoying. But I will check out this first issue at least.

#8 Posted by Iron Spider (69 posts) - - Show Bio

That is so cool!!

#9 Posted by x_icon (56 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait. Larroca is one of my favorite artists, and Matt Fraction seems to have a great handle on the character. I also like that this series will focus more on Iron Man as a superhero while the other title will continue the espionage/spy thriller angle with Stark as Director of SHIELD.

#10 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone think The Order might play some role (however minor) in this? Pepper looks like she still has on her gear.

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#11 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Larocca has lost his finishing edge in comparison to his earlier stuff.

#12 Posted by x_icon (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"Anyone think The Order might play some role (however minor) in this? Pepper looks like she still has on her gear."

I was thinking the same thing.

#13 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"Anyone think The Order might play some role (however minor) in this? Pepper looks like she still has on her gear."

I think they will play some sort of role.Probably bigger than will all think.

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#14 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

There's gotta be someone that read this issue.. Diamond comics sold out of this issue. But yeah, I'm liking it so far. For some reason I don't see him as a douche anymore... maybe the movie brainwashed me or something but still a good issue so far.

#15 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

zero edge says:

"There's gotta be someone that read this issue.. Diamond comics sold out of this issue. But yeah, I'm liking it so far. For some reason I don't see him as a douche anymore... maybe the movie brainwashed me or something but still a good issue so far."

I was thinking the same thing about the douche factor, I van't believe it, but I think I actually respect him now.

As for the comic, I read it, and I thought it was alright, I don't think the order will have much to do with it. I believe they will play more of a big role as the new class for Avengers: Initiative. As for Pep with her Order gear, I figure that it was just convenient for Stark to have his assistant connected to the world similar to the way he is to streamline things. I have a feeling Pep is off of the order.

#16 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

those scans are fantastic!

#17 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked the issue. Seems like it's coming right out of both the Order and the movie by having Ezekiel Stane (really though? Zebediah? Obadiah? Ezekiel?) carry over his attacks on Stark into this book. And like the Armor Wars, they've given Stark a threat that's specifically his (on a couple levels) and also manages to be pretty cool/scary. Also, the SHIELD suit, I want one.

Slinger says:

"I have a feeling Pep is off of the order."

The Order's been shut down, so yeah.

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#18 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

Slinger says:

"I have a feeling Pep is off of the order."

The Order's been shut down, so yeah."

What I meant was, I don't think she's going to follow them to Camp Hammond.

#19 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

did we really need a new ongoing?

Seriously Ironman is appearing on two-thirds of all marvel comics, from the initiative to moonknight

Besides he has a lot of miniseries right now, as well as one-shots

just saying

#20 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"did we really need a new ongoing?Seriously Ironman is appearing on two-thirds of all marvel comics, from the initiative to moonknightBesides he has a lot of miniseries right now, as well as one-shotsjust saying"

Well Viva Las Vegas is gonna be awesome cant wait for isse two

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