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The Invincible Iron Man

[Vol. 1], The Five Nightmares

Fraction, Matt

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Invincible Iron Man

Publisher: New York : Marvel, 2009
ISBN: 0785134123
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Larrocca, Salvador
Alternate Title: Five nightmares


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May 29, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This compendium was stunning in terms of both writing and art. The tone definitely takes its cues from the insanely successful "Iron Man" film series, so as long as you're among the 98.7% of people who enjoy those you should enjoy Matt Fraction's take on Tony S. as well.

May 19, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tony Stark has a few nightmares that keep him up at night. One of those is that someone will improve the Iron Man technology and that someone won't be him. The son of an old foe comes onto the scene and he has upgraded the technology in terrifying ways and cannot be bought over or stopped. Or so it seems. Considering how terrible the tech is on its own, and Pepper's own feelings on it when she has to deal with a lot of it herself, you can't help but fear right along with Tony. The Epilogue story with Spiderman though shows another aspect of Tony. Man did I want to punch Spiderman a lot of that story though. Very helpful but also very annoying.

Oct 23, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was already very familiar with the world of Tony Stark, having had followed the Iron Man book for some years before the comics collected here were published. This arc is the kick off for Matt Fraction's run on the character, and as such establishes the ground rules and the setting for everything that was to follow during his creative arc. Fraction is so well suited for these characters that it still disappoints me how off he is handling other comic franchises, such as Thor, or the recent Fear Itself event.

Oct 23, 2012
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Iron Man is dealing with a world that he has created. One where his Iron Man suit has kicked off a global arms race. One where every country, extremist group and corporation is trying to replicate the technology.

Tony is faced with the rise of a new threat, one that knows his technology and is determined to bring down Stark Industries.

Good collection, but my lack of background with Iron Man makes this not as engaging as it would have been for someone else.

Aug 08, 2010
  • 21221012542517 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not the best read to be honest. But if you have nothing else to read it can certainly be a "filler". 2 out of 5 stars.


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Feb 17, 2015
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