Sunday, January 24, 2016

Invincible Iron Man - Issue 1 - Comic Book Review

Invincible Iron Man - #1 - Marvel
Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

A secret meeting in Beijing doesn’t go as planned for one man looking to start a new life. Madam Masque is on the hunt for particle items and she will stop at nothing to acquire them. Tony Stark has spent more time saving the world then reinventing his armor and he’s now behind the curve and almost late for a date with a brilliant biophysicist from Sri Lanka. After a burglary at Castle Doomstadt, Tony decides to test his new Iron Man armor and discovers that Latveria’s not the same with Doctor Doom not in control, or is he…

The issue starts off with mystery and murder. Immediately I was hooked. The dialogue was used well to explain where this new story is taking place and why Tony Stark is all new and all different. There’s some fun moments of dialogue between Tony and the Biophysicist when she reveals to Tony his reputation as a world renowned womanizer. I got a few laughs out the dialogue and a surprise cameo by another Avenger. This comic read like James Bond film which was a surprising discovery. 

The art in this first issue was spectacular. The use of shadows added incredible texture to the entire issue. When Madam Masque opens the brief case and we see a brilliant light shine upon her face and it’s exactly what I’d expect from a sudden burst of light on a face in a dark room. The detail on Madam Masque’s face was my absolute favorite. There’s one panel that is a close up on her face and the attention to detail was done so well that I fell right into this new world being created. 

Overall, I enjoyed this first issue. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like reading a new Iron Man story but Bendis, Marquez and Ponsor won me over immediately. Job well done. 

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