Which issue of Iron Man did you start off with?

#1 Edited by PauLWaFFleZ (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I started getting into comics a few years back, kind of been off and on when it came to reading them. However, I wanted to be somebody who could say I've read every issue of Iron Man from the beginning. So I began by reading Tales of Suspense and now I'm into Invincible Iron Man v.1 But I have to say, I kind of had to force myself to read what I've read so far. The stories aren't necessarily that good, and the artwork as you can guess is horrible, but thats a given since its from the 60's. I've figured out that I'm not gonna be the type of comic book fan that can play trivia and know exactly which issue so and so happened in and etc, so I've come to the conclusion that I just want to read stuff that I know I will enjoy.

I'm planning on just skipping ahead and getting to the 90's era comics where the artwork is much better. But before I do that, I'd like to atleast be able to read the major story arcs that Iron Man has been involved in before the 90's. What were the first issues you guys started reading, and what are some of the more important ones in Iron Man's history?

#2 Posted by PauLWaFFleZ (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Well Ok Then..........

#3 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@paulwafflez

I wouldn't be too concerned with reading each story for Iron Man. Like you said, my advice is to just read what you find enjoyable, and over time, you can fill in the gaps yourself. Beyond Matt Fraction's Invincible Iron Man run, most of Iron Man's classic storylines come from the 80s. The following are all collected in trades:

  • Iron Monger (Tony goes up against Obadiah Stane when he's at his lowest)
  • Demon in a Bottle (Generally considered to be one of the best, deals with Tony's alcoholism)
  • Doomquest (Tony teams up with Dr. Doom during King Arthur times)
  • Armor Wars (Tony goes rogue and hunts down everyone misusing his tech)

Beyond that, I'd also recommend Warren Ellis' Extremis if you haven't read it, as well as the Knaufs' Iron Man run, which runs from Execute Program to Director of Shield to Haunted.

#4 Edited by PauLWaFFleZ (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: Well thanks for finally responding. But yeah, I went to the recommended reading for Iron Man and saw Demon in a Bottle and Armor Wars as some of the more important arcs. But unfortunately, I've deleted most of the other Invincible Iron Man v1 comics that I had, so I think that I won't be able to read the Iron Monger arc. Which issues does that story begin and end with btw?

#5 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

the one i first saw

#6 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: Well thanks for finally responding. But yeah, I went to the recommended reading for Iron Man and saw Demon in a Bottle and Armor Wars as some of the more important arcs. But unfortunately, I've deleted most of the other Invincible Iron Man v1 comics that I had, so I think that I won't be able to read the Iron Monger arc. Which issues does that story begin and end with btw?

It collects the 1968 Iron Man series, from issues 193 to 200.

#7 Posted by PauLWaFFleZ (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: Ok thanks. I still have those issues, I'll be reading them when I can.

#8 Posted by War Killer (20292 posts) - - Show Bio

I started reading Iron Man during Matt Fraction's run on Invincible Iron Man. Not a huge fan of the current Iron Man series though.

#9 Posted by QueenCorp15 (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

Definately matt fractions invinvible iron man its one of my fav series of all time!

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